Sunday, September 11, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 11


Richard Ashcroft
No.1
1959 Craig Douglas: 'Only Sixteen' UK 45
1968 Beatles: 'Hey Jude' UK 45
1971 Donny Osmond: 'Go Away Little Girl' US 45
1976 KC and the Sunshine Band: 'Shake Your Booty' US 45
1982 Chicago: 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' US 45
1982 John 'Cougar' Mellencamp: 'American Fool' US LP

Births
1944 Phil May (Pretty Things)
1945 Leo Kottke  
1953 Tommy Shaw (Styx)
1957 John Moss (Culture Club)
1958 Mick Talbot (Style Council)
1959 Rory Lyons (King Kurt)
1971 Richard Ashcroft (Verve)
1977 Jonny Buckland (Coldplay)

Deaths
1987 Peter Tosh (Wailers)

Miscellany
1948 Sonny Til and Orioles debut on US R&B chart with 'It's Too Soon to Know'
1954 A survey by US ballroom operators reports a 50 per cent loss of business to 'record hops' in last twelve months
1959 Buddy Holly enters UK chart with 'Peggy Sue Got Married'
1967 Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' coach begins travelling UK for the making of TV film
1968 Bassist from Sly and the Family Stone, Larry Graham was busted for cannabis possession as the band arrived in London to start a UK tour.
1969 The first-ever bootleg LP - 'Great White Wonder' - appears in record shops; it is a two-album compilation of never previously released Bob Dylan songs
Jonny Buckland
1970 James Taylor debuts on US chart with 'Fire and Rain', to reach No. 3
1971 Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge over Troubled Water' hits UK chart
1982 John 'Cougar' Mellencamp has No. 1 LP (American Fool) and two Top 10 US singles (Hurts So Good and Jack and Diane)
1990 George Michael's second solo album, "Listen Without Prejudice" is released.
1993 "Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration" album enters the chart. Among others it features Chrissie Hynde, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young.
1996 Noel Gallagher walked out on the rest of Oasis half way through an American tour after a fight with his brother Liam in a hotel in Charlotte North Carolina. Noel flew back to London the following day.

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