Sunday, August 21, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 21


Steve Smith (Journey)
No.1
1968 Tommy James: 'Mony Mony' UK 45
1971 Diana Ross: 'I'm Still Waiting' UK 45
2005 Staind : Chapter V : US LP
2005 McFly : I’ll Be Ok : UK 45       





Births
1938 Kenny Rogers
1941 Tom Costello (Santana)
1952 Joe Strummer (Clash)
1954 Nick Kane (The Mavericks)
1954 Steve Smith (Journey)
1957 Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1958 Kim Sledge (Sister Sledge)
1967 Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)

Miscellany
1965 Waylon Jennings hits US country chart for first time with 'That's the Chance I'll Have to Take'
1965 Joe Simon makes US chart debut with 'Let's do it Over'
1965 Lovin' Spoonful debut on US chart with 'Do You Believe in Magic'
1965 Barry Mcguire hits US chart with his only top 40 single, 'Eve of Destruction', on his way to No. 1
1967 Columbia Records re-sign Bob Dylan, despite opposition from MGM, for whom he appeared to have already signed. MGM never countersigned the contract and subsequently went out of business
1970 Supertramp release first LP
1971 The Who hit US chart with 'Who's Next' LP
1972 Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane was arrested after a fight broke out on stage during a concert when the police had been called 'pigs'.
Serj Tankian
1973 Doobie Brothers 'Toulouse Street' and 'Brothers and Sisters' by Allman Brothers win gold discs
1976 Rolling Stones headline at Knebworth with 10CC
1980 'Breaking Glass', starring Hazel O'Connor, opens in London
1980 Linda Ronstadt opens on Broadway in 'Pirates of Penzance'
1982 U2 singer Bono married Alison Stewart, his girlfriend from 1975 at All Saints Church, Raheny in Ireland. U2 bassist Adam Clayton acted as Bono's best man.
1983 Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone had a four-hour brain surgery operation
1996 Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sued to prevent the rest of the group from touring as "The Heads." The suit was settled out of court.
1997 Former Stone Roses drummer Alan Wren was jailed for seven days after being rude to a top Manchester Magistrate.

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