Thursday, May 17, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 17

Carmen Electra
No.1
1975 Tammy Wynette: Stand by Your Man UK 45
1975 Earth, Wind and Fire: That's the Way of the World US LP
1980 Johnny Logan: What's Another Year UK 45
1980 Boney M: The Magic of Boney M UK LP
1986 Spitting Image: The Chicken Song UK 45
2009 Green Day : 21st Century Breakdown : UK LP

Births
1942 Taj Mahal  
1944 Jesse Winchester  
1950 Bill Bruford (Yes)
1959 Paul Di Anno (Iron Maiden)
1961 Enya
1964 Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam)
1965 Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
1974 Andrea Corr (The Corrs)



Miscellany
1963 First Monterey Folk Festival begins in California. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger appear
 
1964 Bob Dylan plays his first London concert at the Royal Festival Hall
 
1969 NME announces that for the first time LP sales and production have outstripped those of singles (in 1968)
Paul Di Anno (Iron Maiden)
 
1975 Elton John awarded platinum LP for Captain Fantastic - the first record to be certified platinum on the day of its release
 
1975 Two weeks before the start of Rolling Stones tour, Mick Jagger puts his hand through a window at a restaurant on Long Island
 
1980 Drummer Peter Criss left Kiss and was replaced by Eric Carr.
 
1986 Belfast 'Self Aid' concert takes place, featuring U2, Elvis Costello and Van Morrison, singing for the unemployed
 
1987 A fire destroyed Tom Petty's house in Los Angeles, the cost was estimated at $800,000.
 
2003 Singer with Stone Temple Pilots Scott Weiland, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession
 
2008 Max Navarro was fired by his record label LS Records after he refused to release music videos after “Cold Night Love Affair” to promote his debut album Branded On My Skin.
 
2009  Carmen Electra admits her sexual relationship with Rob Patterson, guitarist for Otep.

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