Thursday, September 29, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 29


Grand Funk Railroad
No.1
1973 Grand Funk: 'We're an American Band' US 45
1979 Police: 'Message in a Bottle' UK 45
1979` Boney M: 'Oceans of Fantasy' UK LP
1984 Prince: 'Let's Go Crazy' US 45
1990 Maria McKee: 'Show Me Heaven' UK single



Births
1948 Mark Farner (Grand Funk)
1948 Mike Pinera (Blues Image)
1968 Brad Smith (Blind Melon)
1987 Joshua Farro (Paramore)

Miscellany
1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets release 'Oh Boy/Not Fade Away'
1960 Sam Cooke's 'Chain Gang' hits UK chart
1960 Johnny Burnette debuts on UK chart with 'Dreamin''
1961 Bob Dylan plays harmonica on Caroline Hester's first LP for Columbia - his first recorded appearance
Boy George
1963 Rolling Stones begin their first-ever tour of UK (with the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley) at New Victoria, London
1967 Motown releases Gladys Knight's 'I Heard It on the Grapevine'
1975 Jackie Wilson's career ends when he is struck by a massive heart attack while performing in Philadelphia
1976 Boy George expelled from school
1976 Enjoying his own birthday celebrations singer Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player Norman Owens in the chest. Lewis had been blasting holes in an office door. Owens survived but sued his boss.
1977 James Brown's band walk out on him before the show in Halendale, Flordia, claiming they are underpaid

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