Friday, August 19, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 19


Ginger Baker
No.1
1967 Beatles: 'All You Need Is Love' US 45
1972 'Chicago V' US LP
1978 Commodores: 'Three Times a Lady' UK 45
1995 Black Grape : It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah! : UK LP







Births
1939 Ginger Baker (Cream)
1940 Johnny Nash
1945 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
1948 Billy J. Kramer (Trains and Boats and Planes)
1951 John Deacon (Queen)
1963 Joey Tempest (Europe) 

Deaths
2008 LeRoy Moore (Dave Matthews Band)

Miscellany
1967 Pink Floyd debut on UK LP chart with 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn'
1967 Radio station KNOW in Denver, US, bans all Beatles tracks because of drug references
John Deacon
1969 Miles Davis LP 'Bitches Brew' recorded in New York
1972 Roxy Music debut on UK chart with 'Virginia Plain'
1973 Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson were married in Malibu, California. 
1976 Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter visits fifth annual Capricorn picnic
1989 Del Amitri debut on UK chart with 'Kiss This Thing Goodbye'
1997 Fleetwood Mac's reunion album "The Dance" is released
2001 A man was arrested at the V2001 festival at Chelmsford, Essex, England after clambering onto a stage and running towards Kylie Minogue.
2005 A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin.

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