Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 3


Shirley Manson
No.1
1968 Doors: 'Hello I Love You' US 45
1974 Bad Company : Bad Company : US LP
1985 Tears for Fears: 'Shout' US 45
2003 The Coral : Magic and Medicine : UK LP
2008 Kid Rock : All Summer Long : UK 45

Births
1946 John York (Byrds)
1951 John Graham (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1963 James Hetfield (Metallica)
1963 Ed Roland (Collective Soul)
1966 Shirley Manson (Garbage)
1967 Skin (Skunk Anansie)

Miscellany
1963 Martha and the Vandellas hit US chart with their first top 10 single 'Heatwave'
1966 Beatles' records banned in South Africa following John Lennon's 'Jesus Christ' remarks
1968 The two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California
Bad Company
1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his new group, Wings. The group also features Linda McCartney and Denny Laine
1974 Jeff Baxter and drummer Jim Hodder quit Steely Dan
1974 Stevie Wonder hits US chart with 'You Haven't Done Nothing', featuring Jackson 5 and dedicated to Richard Nixon
2007 Queen guitarist Brian May handed in his astronomy PhD thesis - 36 years after abandoning it to join the band.

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