Sunday, August 14, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 14


David Crosby
No.1
1965 Beatles: 'Help' UK LP
1965 Sonny and Cher: 'I Got You Babe' US 45
1968 Arthur Brown: 'Fire' UK 45
1971 Moody Blues: 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' UK LP
1993 Freddie Mercury : Living On My Own : UK single






Births
1941 David Crosby  
1944 Tim Bogart (Vanilla Fudge)
1946 Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone)
1977 Ed Harcourt

Deaths
1988 Roy Buchanan
1988 Robert Calvert (Hawkwind)
1992 Tony Williams (Platters)
2002 Dave Williams (Drowning Pool)

Miscellany
1956 Washington DJ Bob Rickman forms the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley, following national press criticism of the idol
1970 Family Dog, Chet Helms' rock venue, closes, marking the official end of the San Francisco scene
1970 Stephen Stills was arrested on suspected drugs charges while staying at a San Diego Hotel after being found crawling along a corridor in an incoherent state.
Ed Harcourt
1970 Eric Clapton releases his first solo LP, which includes 'Easy Now'
1971 Rod Stewart releases 'Maggie May' in UK
1976 'Heart of the City, b/w So it Goes' by Nick Lowe, is released: the first UK single on the Stiff label
1976 Chicago hit US chart with 'If You Leave Me Now' , the band's first No. 1
1989 Bon Jovi's album "New Jersey" becomes the first U.S. album to be released legally in the Soviet Union. Because of the currency restrictions the Russian label Melodiya pays the group with a truckload of firewood.

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