Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 2


Eagles
No.1
1975 Eagles: 'One of these Nights' US 45
1980 Deep Purple: 'Deepest Purple' UK LP
1980 Olivia Newton-John: 'Magic' US 45
1986 Chris de Burgh: 'Lady in Red' UK 45
1986 Peter Cetera: 'Glory of Love' US 45


Births
1937 Garth Hudson (The Band)
1957 Butch Vig
1961 Pete De Freitas (Echo and the Bunnymen)

Miscellany
1962 Singer songwriter Robert Allen Zimmerman legally changed his name to Robert Dylan.
1972 Rod Stewart's 'Every Picture Tells a Story' awarded gold disc
1972 'Sylvia's Mother' by Dr. Hook goes gold
1973 John Phillips sues ABC records for £9 million on behalf of Mamas and the Papas, claiming label cheated group out of royalties
Butch Vig
1976 Peter "Puddy" Watts, road manager with Pink Floyd died of a heroin overdose.
1977 The Who buy Shepperton Studios for £350,000
1980 The Clash released their single 'Bank Robber' after it been available as an import only.
1980 Abba hit UK chart at No. 9 with 'Winner Takes it All'
1986 Bruce Hornsby debuts on UK chart with 'The Way it Is'
1987 Alex Sadkin, record producer who had worked with Simply Red Duran Duran, Grace Jones and Bob Marley died from injuries sustained in a car crash in Miami.
2004 Eric Clapton bought a 50% share in Cordings to save the historic gentleman's outfitters from closure.
2005 Brandon Flowers from The Killers married Tana Munblowsky in a private ceremony held in Hawaii.

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