Sunday, September 18, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 18


John Mellencamp
No.1
1971 Tams: 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me' UK 45
1971 The Who: 'Who's Next' UK LP
1976 Wild Cherry: 'Play that Funky Music' US 45
1982 John Cougar Mellencamp: 'Jack and Diane' US 45
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP
2005 David Gray: Life In Slow Motion: UK LP


Births
1949 Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
1950 Mike Hossack (Doobie Brothers)
1952 Dee Dee Ramone  
1962 Joanne Catherall (Human League)
1966 Nigel Clarke (Dodgy)
1966 Mike Heaton (Embrace)

Deaths
1970 Jimi Hendrix

Miscellany
1968 The Band hit UK chart with 'The Weight'
1969 Tiny Tim announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger at the New Jersey State Fair. He said later: 'I was so moved I shed a tear and put it in an envelope that I always keep in my ukelele.'
1969 Police arrested Graham Bond when he was rehearsing in London on a contempt of court charge from 1967.
1971 With a set built around 'Atom Heart Mother', Pink Floyd becomes the first rock band to perform at the Classical Music Festival in Montreux
1973 Wally releases debut album in UK on Atlantic Label, produced by Rick Wakeman and Bob Harris
Gary Numan
1976 Brian Wilson inducted into US R&R Hall of Fame
1976 Boston debut on US chart with 'More than a Feeling'
1980 Two-day Hendrix Festival begins at Paradiso Club, Amsterdam. 1,100 people turn up to see old films and videos and performances by Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
1981 Gary Numan took off on a round the world trip in a single engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced to land in India, where local police arrested him.
1983 Kiss appear on stage for the first time without their make-up
1997 Five days before they are to begin their "Bridges To Babylon" tour, The Rolling Stones play Chicago's Double Door club in front of 400 people.
2009 Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage during a concert in Valencia in Spain and was taken to hospital.

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