Saturday, August 20, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 20


Phil Lynott
No.1
1977 Brotherhood of Man: 'Angelo' UK 45
1977 Emotions: 'Best of My Love' US 45
1988 Steve Winwood: 'Roll With It' US 45
1988 Steve Winwood: 'Roll With It' US LP







Births
1941 Tom Coster (Santana)
1947 James Pankow (Chicago)
1948 Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
1951 Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
1952 Doug Fieger (The Knack)
1971 Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit)

Miscellany
1955 Apollo Theatre in Harlem presents Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley, Five Keys, Heart and Spaniels
1960 Connie Francis begins work on her first movie, 'Where the Boys Are'
1965 Rolling Stones release 'Satisfaction' in UK
1965 Andrew Loog Oldham launches Immediate label, home of Small Faces, Chris Farlowe and Nice
Robert Plant
1966 Beatles are pelted with rubbish and rotten fruit in Memphis as the row regarding John Lennon's 'Jesus' comments goes on
1981 Bruce Springsteen begins a special series of concerts for Vietnam veterans at Los Angeles Arena
1986 Rick Allen drummer with Def Leppard made his first live appearance with the band after losing an arm in a car accident.
1996 Carlos Santana receives a star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame.
2004 A man from Stoke-on-Trent, England, named Bryan Adams as the ‘other man’ in his divorce papers after years spent trying to cope with his wife’s obsession with the singer.

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