Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 13


Jackson Browne
No.1
1962 Elvis Presley: 'Shes Not You' UK 45
1975 Isley Brothers: 'The Heat Is On' US LP
1980 Kelly Marie: 'Feels Like I'm in Love' UK 45
1980 Gary Numan: 'Telekon' UK LP
1980 Jackson Browne: 'Hold Out' US LP
1986 Communards: 'Don't Leave Me This Way' UK 45
1986 Berlin: 'Take My Breath Away' US 45
1997 The Verve: The Drugs Don’t Work: UK 45



Births
1941 David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1944 Peter Cetera (Chicago)
1950 Randy Jones (Village People)
1952 Don Was
1954 Steve Kilbey (The Church)
1961 Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
1967 Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction)
1967 Timothy Owens (Judas Priest)
1977 Fiona Apple

Miscellany
1960 The Federal Communications act in the USA was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records (payola).
1963 Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland.
1969 'Blind Faith' LP hits UK chart
1969 Plastic Ono Band play first-ever gig at Toronto Peace Festival. Rock-and-roll revival acts also featured
1969 'Santana' debut LP hits US chart
David Knopfler
1974 Stevie Wonder returns to live performance a year after his serious road crash
1980 David Knopfler leaves Dire Straits
1986 Bruce Hornsby debuts on UK chart with 'The Way it Is' LP
1989 Bruce Springsteen records "Viva Las Vegas" for the Elvis Presley tribute album, "The Last Temptation of Elvis."
1991 Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.
2003 US stores Wal-Mart were refusing to stock 'Permission To Land' the Number 1 album by UK rock group The Darkness because the sleeve featured a woman's bottom.

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