Thursday, August 4, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 4


Bruce Springsteen
No.1
1966 Troggs: 'With a Girl Like You' UK 45
1973 Maureen McGovern: 'The Morning After' US 45
1984 Prince: 'Purple Rain' US LP
2002 Bruce Springsteen : The Rising : US & UK LP

Births
1901 Louis Armstrong
1936 Elsberry Hobbs (Drifters)
1947 Klaus Schultze (Tangerine Dream)
1958 Ian Broudie (Lightning Seeds)
1962 Paul Reynolds (A Flock of Seagulls)
1963 Sam Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks)
1969 Max Cavalera (Sepoltura)

Miscellany
1958 'Billboard' inaugurates its Hot 100 singles chart, with Ricky Nelson at No. 1 with 'Poor Little Fool'
1966 Radio stations in six US cities ban Beatle records following John Lennon's quotes in the London 'Evening Standard' that the Beatles are 'more popular than Jesus'.
1967 A female Monkees fan stowed away on the bands plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis.
1967 Small Faces release 'Itchycoo Park' in UK
1970 Medicine Ball Caravan Show leaves San Francisco on its journey across US. Members include Wavy Gravy and The Hog Farm, and Seven Tie-Dyed Tepees. They later form a band (Stone Ground), visit the UK and release an album 1
Lowell George
1975 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and his wife were both badly injured when the hire car he was driving spun off the road and crashed on the Greek island of Rhodes.
1979 Tribute concert to Lowell George, featuring Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, is held at Los Angeles Forum
1980 Pink Floyd present 'The Wall' live on stage for the first time
1984 George Michael hits UK chart solo with 'Careless Whisper'
2001 The News Of The World reported that Mariah Carey had hired a private eye to spy on her ex husband, record boss Tommy Mottola.

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