Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 1

Chris Daughtry
No.1
1963 Elvis Presley: 'Devil in Disguise' UK 45
1964 Beatles: 'A Hard Day's Night' US 45
1970 Elvis Presley: 'Wonder of You' UK 45
1981 Shakin' Stevens: 'Green Door' UK 45
1981 Rick Springfield: 'Jessie's Girl' US 45
1987 Los Lobos: 'La Bamba' UK 45
1987 Bob Seger: 'Shakedown' US 45
2004 Red Hot Chili Peppers : Live in Hyde Park : UK LP      
2009 Daughtry : Leave This Town : US LP

Births
1942 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)
1946 Boz Burrell (King Crimson)
1951 Tim Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1951 Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple)
1960 Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
1964 Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
 
 

Miscellany
1963 Beach Boys debut on UK chart with 'Surfin' USA'
 
1965 Marianne Faithfull collapsed during a concert in Morecambe England and was forced to cancel all forthcoming engagements.
 
1970 World premiere of Mick Jagger's 'Performance'
Joe Elliott
 
1971 Concert for Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Bob Dylan, held at Madison Square Garden
 
1974 'International Times' publishes its last edition in London. It was Europe's first underground paper when founded in 1966
 
1987 Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Siobhan Fahey (ex-Bananarama) marry in France.
 
1989 Eric Clapton plays a free charity concert in Mozambique, Africa for more than 100,000 people.
 
1994 The Rolling Stones begin their 43 city Voodoo Lounge world tour at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
 
1996 MTV launches another channel, M2.
 
2007 John Lennon's "granny" sunglasses were snapped up by a British collector at auction.

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