Sunday, May 8, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 8


Danny Whitten
No.1
1971 Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers UK LP
1976 Abba: Fernando UK 45
1976 Abba: Greatest Hits UK LP
1976 John Sebastian: Welcome Back US 45
1982 Paul McCartney: Tug of War UK OP
1993 R.E.M. : Automatic for the People : UK LP
1993 Aerosmith : Get A Grip : US LP

Births
1940 Ricky Nelson
1943 Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds)
1943 Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse)
1945 Keith Jarrett
1947 Marc Bolan  
1951 Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1951 Chris Frantz (Talking Heads)
1953 Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac)
1955 Alex Van Halen (Van Halen)
1964 Dave Rowntree (Blur)
1972 Darren Hayes (Savage Garden)
1976 Martha Wainwright

Deaths
1974 Graham Bond
1982 Neil Bogart (Casablanca Records)

Mark Knopfler
Miscellany
1954 BBC ban Such a Night by Johnny Ray after listeners complain about its 'suggestiveness'
1968 T. Rex debut on UK chart with Deborah
1969 John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr signed a business management contract with Allen Klein and his company ABKCO, but Paul McCartney refused to sign, continuing to let the Eastmans represent his interests.
1976 Rolling Stones' Black and Blue hits UK LP chart
1977 Olivia Newton-John makes her New York concert debut at Metropolitan Opera House
1990 A Los Angeles court awards Tom Waits $2.5 million. They upheld his claim that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a Waits sound alike in its Doritos adverts.
1993 Mark Knopfler received an honorary music doctorate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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