Sunday, May 29, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 29

Noel Gallagher
No.1
1965 Bob Dylan: Bringing it All Back Home UK LP
1965 Beach Boys: Help Me Rhonda US 45
1971 Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar US 45
1982 Madness: House Of Fun UK 45
1982 Paul McCartney: Tug of War US LP



Births
1949 Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
1949 Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
1955 Mike Porcaro (Toto)
1956 Larry Blackmon (Cameo)
1959 Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds)
1967 Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

Deaths
1989 John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1997 Jeff Buckley

Miscellany
1942 Bing Crosby recorded the Irving Berlin song ‘White Christmas’ which will sell over 30 million copies.
1961 Ben E. King tops US R&B chart with Stand By Me
Roger McGuinn
1971 James Taylor's Mud Slide Slim hits UK LP chart
1973 Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells released in US
1973 Roger McQuinn plays his first solo gig following break-up of Byrds
1973 Columbia Records president Clive Davis is fired for misappropriating company funds. CBS sues him for $100,000 including an alleged $20,000 of company money spent on his son's bar mitzvah. Davis goes on to form Arista Records
1981 Bruce Springsteen performs his first London gig for six years
2009 Phil Spector was jailed for at least 19 years for murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

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