Monday, September 26, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 26


Roy Orbison
No.1
1964 Roy Orbison: 'Oh Pretty Woman' US 45
1981 Genesis: 'Abacab' UK LP
1992 Belinda Carlisle : The Best of Belinda, Volume I : UK LP
1998 Manic Street Preachers : This Is My Truth-Tell Me Yours : UK LP
1999 Dixie Chicks : Fly : US LP
2004 Green Day : American Idiot : UK LP




Births
1945 Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music)
1954 Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship)
1954 Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos)

Deaths
2003 Robert Palmer

Miscellany
1956 'Elvis Presley Day' in the King's home town of Tupelo, Mississippi
1965, At the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and was sacked from The Who. Daltry was reinstated the following day.
1968 Rolling Stone Brian Jones was fined £50 with 100 guineas cost after being found guilty of possession of cannabis.
Robert Palmer
1969 Beatles release 'Abbey Road' LP
1980 Status Quo fan Glen Burton pays a fee of £20 to officially change his name to Francis Rossi
1981 Al Jarreau debuts on UK chart with 'We're in this Love Together'
1981 Bruce Dickinson joined UK rock band Iron Maiden
1987 Michael Jackson's 'Bad' makes him only the fifth act to debut at No. 1 in US LP chart
1996 Police found drugs hidden in a Smarties tube when they raided the London home of Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence.

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