Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 11

Joss Stone
Born on this day:
1956, Neville Staples, vocalist (The Specials, Fun Boy 3)
1958, Stuart Adamson, guitarist, vocalist (Skids, Big Country)
1966, Lisa Stansfield, vocalist
1969, Cerys Matthews, vocalist (Catatonia)
1987, Joss Stone, vocalist

Rock Pills:
1956, Traveling from Amarillo to Nashville, the plane Elvis Presley was a passenger on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.

1961, Bob Dylan played his first live gig in New York City at Gerde’s Folk City, opening for John Lee Hooker.

1964, The Beatles set a new chart record with 14 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The songs ranged from “Can’t Buy Me Love” at #1 to “Love Me Do” at #81.

1970, While in Germany Peter Green quit Fleetwood Mac but agreed to finish the band’s current European tour to avoid a breach of contract.

Hall & Oates
1981, Hall & Oates started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Kiss on My List,” the duo’s second American chart-topper.

1988, Cher won an Academy Award for best actress for her role in Moonstruck.

1988, Guns N’ Roses shot the video for their song “Sweet Child O’ Mine” in a ballroom in Huntington Beach, CA.

1994, Oasis released their first single, “Supersonic,” which peaked at #31 on the U.K. charts.

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