Saturday, May 21, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 21


Tim McGraw
No.1
1966 Mamas and the Papas: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears US LP
1977 Rod Stewart: I Don't Want to Talk About It UK 45
1977 Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke US 45
1983 David Bowie: Let's Dance US 45
1988 Wet Wet Wet: With a Little Help From My Friends UK 45
1988 Prince: Lovesexy UK LP
1994 All 4 One : I Swear : US single
1994 Tim McGraw : Not A Moment Too Soon : US LP

Births
1941 Ronald Isley (Isley Brothers)
1943 Hilton Valentine (Animals)
1943 John Daton (The Kinks)
1948 Leo Sayer 
1955 Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1963 Tim Lever (Dead or Alive)

Deaths
2001 Tommy Eyre (producer)

Miscellany
1965 The Who release Anywhere, Anyway, Anytime and appear on Ready, Steady, Go wearing 'pop art' clothes for the first time
1966 The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals) appeared at Freehold Regional High School in New Jersey. They were performing at their own high school for the very first time.
Stranglers
1968 Pete Townshend marries dress designer Karen Astley
1971 UK rock group Free announced that they were splitting up.
1975 Elton John performs the first of eight concerts in the USSR - The first Western rock star to play there. 4,000 people see the show
1976 Rolling Stones play first of five nights at Earls Court Arena - their lacklustre performances result in the band being the first to be called 'dinosaurs' by the new punks.
1976 Stranglers' Go Buddy Go Peaches hits UK singles chart
1980 Members of Clash are involved in fight with audience in Hamburg
1994 Robert Reynolds of The Mavericks married country singer Trish Yearwood.
2005 Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey was rushed to hospital following his second suicide bid in a month.
2007 Former singer with Creed, Scott Stapp was arrested at his Florida home and charged with assault.
2010 U2's lead singer Bono had emergency spinal surgery after suffering an injury while preparing for tour dates.

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