Saturday, August 13, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 13


LeAnn Rimes
No.1
1966 Beatles: 'Revolver' UK LP
1966 Lovin' Spoonful: 'Summer in the City' US 45
1968 Manfred Mann: 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' UK 45
1977 Yes: 'Going for the One' UK LP
1983 K.C. and the Sunshine Band: 'Give It Up' UK 45






Births
1948 Tony Santini (Sha-Na-Na)
1951 Dan Fogelberg (Longer)
1959 Mark Nevin (Fairground Attraction)
1982 LeAnn Rimes
1984 James Morrison

Miscellany
1952 Big Mama Thornton records original version of 'Hound Dog'
1959 Bobby Darin signs a six-year film contract with Paramount, which is expected to earn him $1 million
1964 Kinks go into the UK charts for the first time with 'You Really Got Me'
1965 Jefferson Airplane make their first public appearance at Matrix Club (owned by Marty Balin) in San Francisco
1966 Supremes hit US chart with 'You Can't Hurry Love'
1971 John Lennon flew from Heathrow Airport to New York, he never set foot on British soil again.
1976 Clash make their London concert debut
Bachman Turner Overdrive
1979 Bachman Turnover Overdrive disband
1980 Four masked robbers broke in to Todd Rundgren's New York house and proceeded to steal Hi-Fi equipment and paintings after tying the musician up.
1990 Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed after a tower fell on him before a concert in Brooklyn, New York.
1994 Members from Oasis and The Verve were arrested after smashing up a hotel bar and breaking into a church to steal communion wine.
1995 Michael Stipe has surgery for a hernia, the day after the REM finishes a European tour.
1999 Ex Guns N' Roses member Slash was arrested accused of assaulting his girlfriend at his Sunset Boulevard recording studio

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