Friday, May 11, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 11

Holly Valance
No.1
1959 Dave 'Baby' Cortez: Happy Organ US 45
1963 Beatles: Please Please Me UK LP
1985 Paul Hardcastle: 19 UK 45
1991 Roxette: Joyride US 45
1991 Cher : Shoop Shoop Song : UK single
2003 Blur : Think Tank : UK album

Births
1941 Eric Burdon (Animals)
1943 Les Chadwick (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1947 Butch Trucks (Allmann Brothers) 
1983 Holly Valance

Deaths
1981 Bob Marley
2004 John Whitehead

Bob Marley
Miscellany
1956 Elvis Presley debuts on UK charts with Heartbreak Hotel
1963 Hats Off to Del Shannon hits UK LP chart
1967 Jimi Hendrix hits UK chart with The Wind cries Mary
1970 Woodstock film soundtrack triple LP released
1974 Harry Chapin debuts on UK chart with W.O.L.D.
1979 Peaches and Herb go platinum with Reunited
1985 Eurythmics' Be Yourself Tonight and China Crisis' Flaunt the Imperfection hit UK LP chart
1995 Ritchie Valens is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 31 years after his death.

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