Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 11


The Verve
No.1
1967 Bee Gees: 'Massachusetts' UK 45
1969 Jane Birkin: 'Je t'Aime' UK 45
1975 Neil Sedaka: 'Bad Blood' US 45
1980 Police: 'Zenyatta Mondatta' UK LP
1997 Elton John : Candle In The Wind
1997 The Verve ; Urban Hymns : UK LP
1998 Billie : Girlfriend : UK single




Births
1949 Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates)
1950 Andrew Woolfolk (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1962 Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms)
1962 Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks)

Miscellany
1959 Miracles debut on US chart with 'Bad Boy'
1960 Aretha Franklin makes her stage debut, at New York Vanguard Club
1962 Beatles enter UK chart for the first time with 'Love Me Do'
1962 Del Shannon hits UK chart with 'Swiss Maid'
1963 Beatles receive first gold disc for 'She Loves You'
1968 Aretha Franklin goes gold with 'I Say a Little Prayer'
Nancy Spungen & Sid Vicious
1975 First edition of comedy and music show 'Saturday Night Live' broadcast on US TV
1975 Elton John hits US chart with his eighteenth hit 'Island Girl', on way to No. 1
1978 Nancy Spungen found murdered in the bathroom of the Greenwich Village apartment she shared with Sid Vicious
1988 Former Beatle Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara started treatment for alcohol abuse at a clinic in Tucson, Arizona.
2005 Rod Stewart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honour a career spanning more than 40 years.
2009 54-year-old Jo Wood, wife of The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, was granted a divorce after 24 years of marriage on the grounds of adultery.

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