Monday, August 29, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 29


Prodigy
No.1
1970 Edwin Starr: 'War' US 45
1981 Aneka: 'Japanese Boy' UK 45
1981 ELO: 'Time' UK LP
1987 Rick Astley: 'Never Gonna Give You Up' UK 45
1987 Def Leppard: 'Hysteria' UK LP
1987 Los Lobos: 'La Bamba' US 45
1992 Smiths : Best....1 : UK LP
2004 Prodigy: Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned : UK LP



Births
1920 Charlie Parker
1924 Dinah Washington (Ruth Jones)
1943 Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1945 Chris Copping (Procol Harum)
1953 Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
1958 Michael Jackson
1959 Eddie Reader (Fairground Attraction)
1975 Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20)

Miscellany
1958 George Harrison joins Paul McCartney and John Lennon in Quarrymen
1977 Three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result, his remains would be later moved to Graceland.
Isaac Hayes
1981 U2 debut on UK LP chart with 'Boy'
1981 'Rock on the Tyne' festival begins in Gateshead, UK, featuring Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, U2 etc.
1990 Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago to receive treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.
1994 Oasis released their debut album 'Definitely Maybe', it went on to spend 177 weeks on the UK chart.
1996 Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic "Soul Man," sends a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole after his supporters had changed the lyrics to "I'm A Dole Man."
2000 Slipknot caused chaos at this years Kerrang! Awards, after smashing glasses, setting fire to their table, throwing a monitor off the stage and destroying a microphone.

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