Thursday, August 11, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 11


The Knack
No.1
1962 Neil Sedaka: 'Breaking Up Is Hard to Do' US 45
1979 Knack: 'Get the Knack' US LP
1984 Ray Parker Jr: 'Ghostbusters' US 45
2002 Bruce Springsteen : The Rising : UK LP




Births
1942 Mike Hugg (Manfred Mann)
1943 Michael Kale (Guess Who)
1947 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1949 Eric Carmen (Raspberries)
1950 Erik Brann (Iron Butterfly)
1968 Chris Kelly (Kris Kross)
1968 Charlie Sexton
1976 Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)

Deaths
1996 Mel Taylor (Ventures)

Miscellany
1962 Booker T. and the MGs debut on US chart with 'Green Onions'
1962 Supremes debut on US chart with 'Your Heart Belongs to Me'
1963 First annual Richmond Jazz and Blues Festival opens with Rolling Stones
1966 The controversy over John Lennon's remark about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus continues - Capitol share prices fall, and the city fathers of Memphis request cancellation of all concerts
Mott The Hoople
1968 Beatles launch Apple Records and declare that it is 'National Apple Week'
1972 Mayor of San Antonio declares Cheech and Chong Day
1973 Mott the Hoople's 'Mott' and Van Morrison's 'Hard Nose The Highway' hit UK LP chart
1979 Ry Cooder's 'Bop til You Drop' hits UK LP chart
1979 Led Zeppelin played their last ever UK show when they appeared at Knebworth Park, England.
1999 Kiss arrived on Hollywood Boulevard to unveil their star on The Walk Of Fame.

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