Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 23

Iron Maiden
No.1
1960 Everly Brothers: Cathy's Clown US 45
1970 Paul McCartney: McCartney US LP
1981 Starsound: Stars On 45 UK 45
1987 Swing Out Sister: It's Better to Travel UK 45
1992 Iron Maiden : Fear of the Dark : UK LP
1998 Garbage : Version 2.0 : UK LP
1999 Tim McGraw : A Place In The Sun : US LP



Births
1947 Bill Hunt (E.L.O.)
1957 Terese Bazaar (Dollar)
1965 Simon Gilbert (Suede)
1967 Phil Selway (Radiohead)
1974 Jewel
1974 Richard Jones (Stereophonics)
1975 KT Tunstall

Miscellany
1964 Beach Boys release I Get Around in the US
 
1969 The Who's rock-opera album Tommy is released
Jefferson Airplane
 
1970 Elton John album takes him into UK LP chart for the first time
 
1970 Beatles' Let it Be LP sets a new record for initial US sales, getting 3.7 million advance orders ($26 million retail)
 
1970 Grateful Dead play their first UK date at the Hollywood Music Festival in Newcastle
 
1977 Jefferson Airplane are barred from giving a free concert at Golden Gate Park when San Francisco authorities pass a resolution banning electronic instruments. Group later write We Built this City about the ban.
 
1978 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their 117 show Darkness Tour at Shea's Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
 
1979 Due to a record company dispute, Tom Petty was forced to file for bankruptcy owing $575,000 (£338,235). A long-running battle with his record company followed.

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