Sunday, September 4, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 4


Jan Stenfors
No.1
1965 Beatles: 'Help' US 45
1968 Bee Gees: 'I Gotta Get a Message to You' UK 45
1971 Paul and Linda McCartney: 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' US 45
1976 Abba: 'Dancing Queen' UK 45
1976 Bee Gees: 'You Should be Dancing' US 45
1976 Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac: US LP
1982 Survivor: 'Eye of the Tiger' UK 45
1982 Steve Miller: 'Abracadabra' US 45



Births
1942 Merald Knight
1945 Gene Parsons (Byrds)
1946 Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1950 Ronald LaPread (The Commodores)
1951 Martin Chambers (Pretenders)
1960 Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
1963 Jan Stenfors (Hanoi Rocks)

Deaths
2005 Mike Gibbins (Badfinger)

Miscellany
1964 Animals make their US performing debut at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre
1964 Joe Cocker releases his first single, Beatle song 'I'll Cry Instead'
1964 Indonesian government bans Beatle-style haircuts
1965 The Who have van stolen after leaving it parked outside Battersea Dogs' Home while they go in to buy a guard dog. They get van back but lose £5,000 worth of equipment
1968 Rolling Stones' current single, 'Street Fighting Man', banned in Chicago and other US cities
1972 Concessionaire Francisco Caruso was killed during a Wishbone Ash concert in Texas after refusing to give a fan a free sandwich.
Mike Gibbins
1982 Yazoo's 'Upstairs at Eric's' hits UK LP chart
1987 Mike Joyce drummer with The Smiths, quit the band saying that 'the present role within the group had been fulfilled'.
1996 Yusaf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, emerged from seclusion in London to sign copies of his first album in 18 years --not much music, mainly talk
1997 At the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall.Bruce Springsteen joins the Wallflowers on stage Bruce plays and sings with with Jakob Dylan on "One Headlight." Sting also makes an appearance, joining Puff Daddy for "I'll Be Missing You."

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