Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 9


Jerry Garcia
No.1
1969 Jethro Tull: 'Stand Up' UK LP
1975 Typically Tropical: 'Barbados' UK 45
1975 Bee Gees: 'Jive Talkin'' US 45
1980 Abba: 'Winner Takes it All' UK 45
1980 AC/DC: 'Back in Black' UK LP





Births
1947 Barbara Mason
1955 Benjamin Orr (Cars)
1963 Whitney Houston

Deaths
1995 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)

Miscellany
1957 Paul Anka debuts on UK chart with 'Diana' while still only fifteen. The single goes on to spend nine weeks at No. 1
1963 Influential pop TV show 'Ready, Steady, Go' begins and runs until 23 December 1966
1964 Bob Dylan and Joan Baez sing together officially for first time in a concert at Forest Hills, New York
1967 Small Faces hit UK chart with 'Itchycoo Park'
Charles Manson
1969 Actress Sharon Tate and four others are victims of bizarre night of murder as Charles Manson and friends run amok
1975 Eagles hit UK chart for the first time with 'One of these Nights'
1977 EMI Records sign Tom Robinson band, the label's first venture into New Wave since Sex Pistols
1986 Queen gave what would be their last ever live performance when they appeared at Knebworth Park in England.
1994 During an Oasis gig at The Riverside in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, guitarist Noel Gallagher was hit in the face by a man who had jumped on the stage.
2005 Marc Cohn survived being shot in the head during an attempted car jacking as he left a concert in Denver, Colorado.

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