Monday, June 11, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 11

KC & the Sunshine Band
No.1
1966 Rolling Stones: Paint it Black US 45
1969 Beatles: Ballad of John and Yoko UK 45
1977 KC and the Sunshine Band: I'm Your Boogie Man US 45

Births
1946 John Lawton (Uriah Heep)
1949 Frank Beard (Z.Z. Top)
1951 Lynsey De Paul
1965 Joey Santiago (The Pixies)



Miscellany
1958 Eddie Cochran releases Summertime Blues in US
 
1964 John Lee Hooker debuts on UK chart with Dimples
Frank Beard (ZZ Top)
 
1966 Confusing reports of a minor accident involving Pete Townshend, continental radio stations report the death of Roger Daltrey
 
1968 Fire breaks out at Olympic Studios while Rolling Stones are recording Beggar's Banquet
 
1970 American tour planned for Ginger Baker's Airforce cancelled eight days before it is due to begin. Only 3,000 tickets have been sold
 
1977 Bob Marley's Exodus hits UK LP chart
 
1983 George Benson's In Your Eyes hits UK LP chart
 
1983 Drummer Alex Van Halen married Valeri Kendall in Los Angeles, California. Brother Eddie Van Halen was best man.
 
1988 Tracy Chapman and Ziggy Marley debut on UK chart with Fast Car and Tomorrow People
 
1988 Whitney Houston, Dire Straits, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Wonder and many others appear at Wembley Stadium for the 'Nelson Mandela 70th birthday party'
 
1993 "What's Love Got To Do With It", the film biography of Ike and Tina Turner, opens nationally in America.
 
2001 Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills
 
2003 Adam Ant was arrested after going berserk and stripping off in a London cafe.
 
2004 Courtney Love surrendered to US police after allegedly assaulting a woman at the home of her former manager and ex-boyfriend.

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