Thursday, May 24, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 24

Bob Dylan
No.1
1962 Elvis Presley: Good Luck Charm UK 45
1969 Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline UK LP
1969 Beatles: Get Back US 45
1975 Earth, Wind and Fire: Shining Star UK 45
1997 Hanson : MMMBop : US single


Births
1941 Bob Dylan
1946 Steve Upton (Wishbone Ash)
1947 Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
1947 Cynthia ‘Plaster’ Caster (groupie & penis sculptress)
1969 Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)
1976 Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails)

Deaths
1974 Duke Ellington
1991 Gene Clark (Byrds)

Miscellany
Cynthia "Plaster" Caster
1958 It seems likely that Jerry Lee Lewis will be forced to abandon his UK tour amid growing scandal concerning his marriage to his fourteen-year-old cousin
 
1963 What Kind Of Fool Am I by Anthony Newley becomes first British song to win a Grammy
 
1968 Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones released in UK
 
1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac
 
1971 Bob Dylan visits Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on his 30th birthday
 
1982 The Cooler, an eleven-minute film featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, is shown at Cannes Film Festival. Ringo plays a prisoner in a jail policed entirely by women, two of whom are played by Linda McCartney and Barbara Bach (Ringo's wife)
 
1982 Topper Headon leaves Clash
 
1983 Yazoo break up
 
2000 Andrea and Sharon Corr from The Corrs both collapsed in the mid-day sun whilst shooting their new video in the Mojave Desert in California.

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