Friday, August 10, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 10

Katy Perry
No.1
1961 Helen Shapiro: 'You don't Know' UK 45
1963 Stevie Wonder: 'Fingertips Part 2' US 45
1968 Tom Jones: 'Delilah' UK LP
1968 Cream: 'Wheels of Fire' US LP
1970 Simon & Garfunkel : Bridge Over Troubled Water : US 45
1974 John Denver: 'Back Home Again' US LP
1974 Roberta Flack: 'Feel Like Making Love' US 45
1985 Bryan Adams: 'Reckless' US LP 
2008 Katy Perry : I Kissed The Girl : US 45

Births
1909 Leo Fender
1947 Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
1947 Ronnie Spector (Ronettes)
1959 Mark Price (All About Eve)
1961 John Farriss (INXS)
1964 Neneh Cherry
1967 Todd Nichols (Toad The Wet Sprocket)

Miscellany
1959 Tony Williams, David Lynch, Alex Hodge and Paul Robbi (male members of Platters) arrested in a Cincinnati hotel room and charged with aiding and abetting prostitution. In December all four, plus the four women involved, are acquitted but scandal almost ruins Platters' career
 
1964 Mick Jagger was fined £32 in Liverpool for driving without insurance and breaking the speed limit.
 
1970 The 'State of Florida v. Jim Morrison' case begins. Jim was caught literally with his pants down on stage in Miami, seventeen months before
Leo Fender
 
1972 Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Gothenburg on drug possession charges. Both are fined
 
1979 Madness release 'The Prince' on 2-Tone (recorded for £200 at London's Pathway Studio)
 
1982 Southside Johny (Lyon) marries Jill Glassner in Astbury Park. Bruce Springsteen plays at reception
 
1983 Kajagoogoo sacked their lead singer Limahl who took up a solo career.
 
1987 Wilson Pickett was found guilty by a New Jersey court of possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life following his involvement in a fist fight in a bar.
 
1995 President Clinton's birthday party at the White House. Jimmy Buffett leads the celebration.
 
1999 It was announced that Oasis rhythm guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthur's had quit the band after finishing his guitar parts on the bands new album.
 
2008 US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65.

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