Monday, September 5, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 5


Freddie Mercury
No.1
1964 Animals: 'House of the Rising Sun' US 45
1981 Soft Cell: 'Tainted Love' UK 45
1981 Stevie Nicks: Bella Donna : US LP
1998 Aerosmith : I Don't Want To Miss A Thing : US single
1998 Manic Street Preachers: If You Tolerate This: UK 45
2004 Libertines: Libertines: UK LP




Births
1939 John Stewart (Gold)
1943 Joe 'Speedo' Frasier (Impalas)
1945 Al Stewart
1946 Buddy Miles  
1946 Loudon Wainwright III
1946 Freddie Mercury
1946 Dean Ford (Marmalade)
1949 Clem Clemson (Humble Pie)
1966 Terry Ellis (En Vogue)
1968 Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
1969 Dweezil Zappa

Miscellany
1958 Duane Eddy debuts on UK chart with 'Rebel Rouser'
1964 Jerry Butler and Betty Everett's 'Let it Be Me' enters US Hot 100
1964 'Mercy Mercy' by Don Couay enters US Hot 100
1965 Rolling Stones fly to Los Angeles to record 'Get off My Cloud' and other titles
1971 Five films by John and Yoko Lennon including 'Cold Turkey' and 'Up Your Leg', are screened at the London Art Spectrum at Alexandra Palace
1976 Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington was seriously injured in a car crash in Florida.
Ian Astbury
1981 Bananarama released their first ever single 'Ai A Mwana', it failed to make the UK top 75 charts.
1987 Huey Lewis and the News become only the second group (following Genesis) to score five Top 10 hits with tracks from same LP as 'Doin' it All for My Baby' from 'Fore' moves to No. 10
1987 Ian Astbury of The Cult was arrested after a show in Vancouver ended in a riot.
1988 Tom Waits's 'Big Time' hits UK LP chart
1990 B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
1991 R.E.M. wins 5 MTV Video Music awards, including video of the year for "Losing My Religion."
1996 The Beatles Anthology video tape set is released

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