Friday, August 26, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 26


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No.1
1957 Debbie Reynolds: 'Tammy' US 45
1965 Sonny and Cher: 'I Got You Babe' UK 45
1967 Bobbie Gentry: 'Ode to Billy Joe' US 45
1978 Frankie Valli: 'Grease' US 45
1995 Seal : Kiss From A Rose : US single
1995 Blur : Country House : UK single
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
 

Births
1948 Valerie Simpson (Ashford and Simpson)
1957 John O'Neill (Undertones)
1966 Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows)
1969 Adrian Young (No Doubt)

Deaths
1981 Lee Hays (Weavers)
2000 Douglas Allen Woody (Allman Brothers)
2004 Laura Branigan

Miscellany
1967 Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' released in US
1967 Beatles (along with Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and scores of newsmen) travel to Bangor to see the Mahareshi
1967 At Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, the three-day Festival of the Flower Children begins, with Alan Price, Marmalade and Bee Gees. The Duchess of Bedford was reported as saying she thought it was a flower show
Laura Branigan
1970 Jimi Hendrix makes his last public appearance, topping the bill at the Isle of Wight Festival
1973 10CC make their stage debut at the Douglas Palace Lido, Isle of Man
1994 Randy Newman wins an Emmy for the score of film, "Cop Rock."
1997 Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was admitted to hospital after crashing on his motorbike while driving down Sunset Boulevard.

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