Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 4


Alanis Morrisette
No.1
1974 Abba; Waterloo UK 45
1974 Grand Funk: Locomotion US 45
1974 The Sting soundtrack US LP
1985 Phyllis Nelson: Move Closer UK 45
1996 Alanis Morrisette : Jagged Little Pill : UK LP

Births
1942 Nicholas Ashford (Ashford and Simpson)
1942 Tammy Wynette (Stand By Your Man)
1944 Peggy Santiglia (Angels)
1945 George Wadenius (Blood Sweat and Tears)
1972 Mike Dirnt (Green Day)

Miscellany
1956 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps record Be Bop A Lula at Owen Bradley's Nashville Studio
1957 Alan Freed Show debuts on ABC TV. The first programme stars Del Vikings and Screaming Jay Hawkins
1959 First Grammy award winners announced. They include Volare by Domenico Modugno (record of the year), Tequila by Champs (R&B) and Tom Dooley by Kingston Trio
Moody Blues
1964 Moody Blues formed
1968 Mary Hopkins appears on Opportunity Knocks
1973 Led Zeppelin begin tour billed as 'the most profitable rock and roll tour in history of the USA'
1985 Paul Hardcastle hits UK chart at No. 4 with 19
2000 Metallica were demanding online music service Napster cut off 335,000 users who they claimed had been illegally trading their songs.

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