Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 15


Waylon Jennings
No.1
1968 Andy Williams: Love Andy UK LP
1974 Ray Stevens: The Streak UK 45
1974 Bo Donaldson: Billy Don't Be a Hero US 45
1985 Crowd: You'll Never Walk Alone UK 45
1985 Bryan Ferry: Boys and Girls UK LP
1985 Dire Straits : Brothers In Arms US LP
1991 Paula Abdul: Rush Rush US 45
1996 Metallica : Load : UK LP
2005 Coldplay ; X&Y : US LP
2008 Coldplay: Viva La Vida : UK LP

Births
1933 Waylon Jennings  
1946 Ian Matthews
1947 Demis Roussos  
1949 Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply)
1950 Noddy Holder (Slade)
1951 Steve Walsh (Kansas)
1954 Garry Roberts (Boomtown Rats)
1958 Neil Arthur (Blancmange)
1963 Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)
1976 Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)

Miscellany
1962 Elektra label opens West Coast office in Los Angeles, from where they sign Love and Doors
Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
1965 Bob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone, his first 'electric' hit, with Mike Bloomfield on guitar and Al Kooper on piano and organ
1967 Peter Green leaves John Mayall Band
1974 Bad Company LP hits UK chart
1982 Pete Farndon (bass) leaves the Pretenders
1985 Simply Red debut on UK chart with Money's Too Tight to Mention
1989 Nirvana's debut album 'Bleach' was released in the US. The title for the album came from a poster 'Bleach Your Works' urging drug users to bleach their needles.
1992 Bruce Springsteen starts his first tour in four years with a show in Stockholm, Sweden. The tour, the first time he has ever toured without the E Street Band, is in support of his "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" LP's

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