Sunday, May 13, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 13

Kylie Minogue
No.1
1967 Supremes: The Happening US 45
1978 Boney M: By the Rivers of Babylon UK 45
1978 Yvonne Elliman: If I Can't Have You US 45
1989 Kylie Minogue: Hand on your Heart UK 45
1989 Simple Minds: Street Fighting Years UK LP
1989 Bon Jovi: I'll Be There for You US 45
2006 Godsmack: “IV” US LP

Births
1941 Ritchie Valens  
1941 Joe Brown
1943 Pete 'Overend' Watts (Mott the Hoople)
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac)
1951 Paul Thompson (Roxy Music)
1966 Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)
1966 Alison Goldfrapp
1979 Michael Madden (Maroon 5)


Miscellany
1966 Rolling Stones release Paint it Black in UK
 
1968 Beatles shock Britain as they refuse invitation to play for the Queen at London Palladium
Brian May
 
1977 Beatles' Live at Hollywood Bowl LP is released. 'A labour of love', says producer George Martin
 
1977 Dolly Parton makes her first New York concert appearance at Bottom Line
 
1985 Bruce and Julianne Springsteen get married
 
1989 Donny Osmond scores his first US Top 5 hit since 1972 as Soldier of Love moves to No. 5 on Hot 100
 
1996 Oasis became the fastest selling group in UK history after all 330,000 tickets for their summer shows sold out in just nine hours.
 
2003 Dressed as 18th century noblemen, The Darkness signed to East West Records.
 
2007 Brian May was under 24-hour security watch after a deranged man announced he was setting off to murder him - then disappeared.

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