Saturday, July 9, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JULY 9


Courtney Love
No.1
1955 Bill Haley: 'Rock Around the Clock' US 45
1964 Animals: 'House of the Rising Sun' UK 45
1977 Alan O'Day: 'Undercover Angel' US 45
1983 Wham!: 'Fantastic' UK LP  
1983 Police: 'Every Breath You Take' US 45
1988 Cheap Trick : The Flame : US 45
2006 Muse : Black Hole and Revelations: UK LP





Births
1946 Bon Scott (AC/DC)
1954 Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge)
1956 Marc Almond
1959 Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)
1964 Courtney Love
1975 Jack White

Miscellany
1958 Catholic magazine 'Contacts' launches campaign for 'Clean Lyrics in Pop Songs', listing 'Wear Your Ring (Around My Neck)' as suggestive: 'it promotes going steady'
1962 Bob Dylan recorded ‘Blowin' In the Wind’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session.
1964 Beach Boys enter UK charts with second hit 'I Get Around'
1965 Animals release 'We've Got to Get Out of this Place' in UK
Bon Scott
1969 John Lennon makes solo debut on UK chart with 'Give Peace a Chance'
1972 Travelling aboard their double-decker bus, Paul McCartney and Wings begin a 26-date European tour in France
1990 For the first time the Stones miss a show due to a band member's illness or injury. Keith Richards right index finger becomes inflamed after a concert in Glasgow. It is diagnosed as being septic. A week of shows are postponed.
1993 The Rolling Stones begin a month of sessions at Ron Wood's house in Ireland.
1994 John Mellencamp's "Dance Naked" LP enters the chart. The album features the hit "Wild Night", a duet with MeShell NdegeOcello.
1994 The Kiss tribute album, "Kiss My Ass, Classic Kiss Regrooved" enters the chart. The LP features Kiss songs done by artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks.
1995 The Grateful Dead give their last concert with leader Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field.
1999 Elton John had a pacemaker fitted in an operation at a London hospital following reports about his ill health.
2004 David Bowie was forced to cancel a string of European shows after emergency heart surgery.
2007 Happy Mondays' frontman Shaun Ryder was in trouble after he smoked several cigarettes on stage during a concert at The Ritz in Manchester.

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