Friday, May 6, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 6


Oasis
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1972 T. Rex: Prophets, Seers and Sages…/My People Were Fair UK LP
1978 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack UK LP
1989 Holly Johnson: Blast UK LP
1995 Live : Throwing Copper : US LP
1995 Oasis : Some Might Say : UK single

Births
1939 Herbie Cox (Cleftones)
1945 Bob Seger
1960 Larry Steinbachel (Bronski Beat)
1967 Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish)
1971 Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)

Miscellany
1965 Joan Baez debuts on UK chart with We Shall Overcome.
1965 In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards work out opening riff of the song Satisfaction, following Richard's purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box that day
1971 Faces' Long Player hits UK LP chart
Tina Turner
1971 Ike and Tina Turner receive their only gold record, for Proud Mary
1973 Paul Simon begins his first US tour since break-up of Simon and Garfunkel. Gigs recorded for Live Rhymin' LP at Boston Music Hall. He uses the Jesse Dixon singers as back-up.
1977 Led Zeppelin break their own world attendance record at Silverdome in Michigan - 76,229 people turn up
1978 Foreigner debut on UK chart with Feels Like the First Time
1978 David Frost announces 'Music for UNICEF Concert', featuring Rod Stewart, Abba and Bee Gees
1982 Tom Paton (former manager of Bay City Rollers) jailed for three years for offences involving underage boys
2005 Audioslave became the first American rock group to perform a free outdoor concert in Cuba.

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