Thursday, May 5, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 5


Holly Valance
No.1
1966 Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo UK 45
1973 David Bowie: Aladdin Sane UK LP
1973 Elvis Presley: Aloha from Hawaii US LP
1979 Peaches and Herb: Reunited US 45
1984 Duran Duran: The Reflex UK 45
1997 Gary Barlow  : Love Won't Wait : UK single
2002 Holly Valance : Kiss Kiss : UK 45

Births
1938 Johnny Taylor
1948 Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
1959 Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen)
1964 Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue)

Miscellany
1962 West Side Story LP begins a 54-week run at top of US chart
1968 Buffalo Springfield disband after final gig at Long Beach, California
1972 Actor Warren Beatty gathers 30 top rock stars together for a concert to support presidential hopeful George McGovern. Performers include Judy Collins, Paul Simon, Carole King, James Taylor and Chicago
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
1983 One thousandth edition of Top of the Pops broadcast on BBC TV
1984 Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York City.
1990 Lennon tribute concert takes place at Pier Head, Liverpool, with Dave Edmunds, Hall and Oates, Natalie Cole, Terence Trent d'Arby and Kylie Minogue
1992 Radiohead released 'The Drill EP', their first record in the UK.
1996 Rage Against The Machine went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Evil Empire'.
1996, Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan received both a public apology and a donation of £7,500 ($12,750) to the Warchild charity from The Sport newspaper after they ran a story claiming she had performed a gig in Hamburg without wearing any underwear.

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