Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 17


Belinda Carlisle
No.1
1968 Simon and Garfunkel: 'Bookends' UK LP
1968 Rascals: 'People Got to Be Free' US 45
1968 The Doors : Waiting For The Sun US LP
1974 Three Degrees: 'When Will I See You Again' UK 45
1974 Eric Clapton : 461 Ocean Boulevard US LP
2008 The Script : The Script : UK LP
 
 
Births
1944 Sib Hashian (Boston)
1947 Gary Talley (Box Tops)
1953 Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
1955 Colin Moulding (XTC)
1958 Belinda Carlisle
1965 Steve Gorman (Black Crowes)

Deaths
1978 Paul Williams (Temptations)

Miscellany
1960 Beatles begin a three-month run at the Indra Club in Hamburg - their first appearance outside England
1968 Cream's Wheels of Fire hits UK LP chart
1971 Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Cissy Houston, Brook Benton, Duane Allman and Delanie and Bonnie attend funeral of King Curtis
1974 Patrick Moraz replaces Rick Wakeman as Keyboardist in Yes
1974 Bad Company's 'Can't Get Enough' gives supergroup its first American hit
1979 The New York Post reported that Anita Pallenberg (the wife of Keith Richards) was linked to a witches coven in South Salem, New York
Sib Hashian (Boston)
1985 Kate Bush's 'Running Up that Hill' enters UK chart
1985 Madonna hits US Hot 100 at No. 36 with 'Dress You Up (on the way to No. 5)
1991 Nirvana shot the video for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ at GMT Studios in Culver City, California
1996 Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan attempts suicide by slashing his wrists at a Sunset Strip hotel.
1998 Carlos Santana received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2008 Jackson Browne was suing US Republican presidential candidate John McCain for using one of his songs without permission.

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