Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 15

INXS
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1960 Elvis Presley: 'It's Now or Never' US 45
1964 Dean Martin: 'Everybody Loves Somebody' US 45
1981 Pat Benetar: 'Precious Time' US LP
1992 INXS : Welcome to Wherever You Are : UK LP
1998 The Corrs : Talk on Corners : UK LP

Births
1933 Bill Pinkney (Drifters)
1942 Peter York (Spencer Davis Group)
1961 Matt Johnson (The The)
1962 Marshall Schofield (Fall)
1985 David Welsh (The Fray)




Miscellany
1967 The Marine Offences Bill forces British pirate radio off the air. Only Radio Caroline continues. Radio London ends with 'A Day in the Life' by Beatles. Crowds mob returning DJs at Waterloo Station
 
1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fayre begins on Max Yasgur's dairy farm near Bethel, New York. 450,000 attend
 
1980 George Harrison publishes his autobiography, 'I Me Mine'
 
1981 Stevie Nicks's 'Stop Dragging My Heart Around' hits UK chart
Joey Ramone
 
1983 Joey Ramone beaten up in street fight
 
1987 Almost ten years after a plane crash killed Lynyrd Skynyrd leader Ronnie Van Zant and two other members, five of the band's LPs are certified multi-platinum
 
1991 Paul Simon plays a free concert at New York's Central Park in front of an estimated 750,000 people.
 
1996 A woman's shelter on Long Island, New York refused to accept money from a benefit concert featuring James Brown. Brown's wife had accused him of assaulting her in the past.
 
2004 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was being treated for throat cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in June.

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