Saturday, May 7, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 7


Mica Paris
No.1
1977 Deniece Williams: Free UK 45
1977 Eagles: Hotel California US LP
1994 Tony Di Bart : The Real Thing : UK single
1994 Blur : Parklife : UK LP
2006 Snow Patrol : Eyes Open UK LP

Births
1946 John Nolan (New York Dolls)
1946 Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead)
1949 Keith
1956 Anne Dudley (Art Of Noise)
1958 Marty Willson-Piper (The Church)
1961 Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
1969 Eagle-Eye Cherry

Deaths
1992 Nigel Preston (The Cult)
1998 Eddie Rabbitt

Miscellany
1956 Johnny Burnette Trio records Tear it Up at Pythian Temple Studio, New York
1960 Producer Joe Meek has his first hit when Flee-Reckers enter chart with Green Jeans
Eagle Eye Cherry
1964 Chuck Berry's No Particular Place to Go hits UK chart
1966 Del Shannon hits Hot 100 for the sixteenth time with The Big Hurt, his last hit until 1981
1966 James Brown hits UK chart with It's A Man's Man's Man's World
1977 Jam debut on UK chart with In the City
1978 90,000 tickets for Bob Dylan's Earls Court concerts sell out in eight hours
1988 Mica Paris debuts on UK chart with My One Temptation
1991 At a Court in Macon, Georgia a local couple lose their case against Ozzy Osbourne. They claimed that their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy's music.
1991 Wilson Pickett was arrested after running into an 86 year old man and yelling death threats whilst driving his car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey. Pickett was charged with driving with open bottles of alcohol in his car.

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