Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 29


Marillion
No.1
1961 Del Shannon: Runaway UK 45
1968 Small Faces: Ogdens Nut Gone Flake UK LP
1974 Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown US 45
1985 Sister Sledge: Frankie UK 45
1985 Marillion: Misplaced Childhood UK LP
1991 Jason Donovan: Any Dream Will Do UK 45
1991 Cher : Love Hurts : UK LP
1991 Skid Row : Slave To The Grind : US LP
1996 Alanis Morrissette : Jagged Little Pill : UK LP

Births
1943 Roger Ruskin Speare (Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band)
1945 Little Eva (Locomotion)
1945 Dervin and Lincoln Gordon (Equals)
1948 Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
1953 Colin Hay (Men at Work)
1964 Steadman Pearson (5 Star)

Deaths
1975 Tim Buckley  
1979 Lowell George (Little Feat)

Miscellany
Tim Buckley
1963 Del Shannon first to take Lennon/McCartney song into US charts as From Me to You debuts, to peak at No. 77
1965 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts bought the 16th century house that once belonged to an Archbishop of Canterbury.
1968 Pink Floyd appear with Roy Harper and Jethro Tull at the first Hyde Park free concert
1973 Ian Gillan singer with Deep Purple quit the band at the end of a tour in Japan.
1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at Eagles/Doobie Brothers concert at Oakland Coliseum, California
1978 Peter Frampton broke his arm and cracked several ribs when he was involved in a car crash in the Bahamas.
1981 Duran Duran begin first major UK tour at Brighton Dome.
1988 Brenda Richie, the wife of Lionel Richie was arrested in Beverly Hills, California after allegedly hitting the singer and a young woman after she found them in bed together.
2000 Eight men were trampled to death during Pearl Jam's performance at The Roskilde festival, near Copenhagen.

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