Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 22

Natasha Bedingfield
No.1
1963 Billy J. Kramer: 'Bad to Me' UK 45
1964 Supremes: 'Where did Our Love Go' US 45
1970 Moody Blues: 'A Question of Balance' UK LP
1970 Bread; 'Make it with You' UK 45
1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival: 'Cosmos Factory' US LP
1981 'Foreigner 4' US LP
1992 Genesis : We Can't Dance : UK LP
2004 Maroon 5 : Songs About Jane : UK LP
2004 Natasha Bedingfield : These Words : UK 45

Births
1917 John Lee Hooker  
1961 Roland Orzabal (Tears for Fears)
1961 Debbi Peterson (The Bangles)
1963 Tori Amos
1963 James DeBarge (DeBarge)
1967 Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)
1972 Paul Doucette ( Matchbox 20)


Miscellany
1906 Victor Talking Machine Company markets first gramophone with inbuilt speaker
 
1956 Five Satins hit US R&B chart with 'In the Still of the Night' in US
 
1956 Elvis Presley's first film, 'Love Me Tender', goes into production
 
1964 Martha and the Vandellas release 'Dancing in the Street'
 
1965 Beatles' second film, 'Help', premieres in US
 
1968 Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during the White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him.
 
1969 Elvis Presley's show opens at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
 
1978 Joy Division release first single, 'An Ideal for Living'
 
1979 Led Zeppelin release 'In Through the Out Door' LP
 
1981 The first Monsters of Rock Festival takes place at Donnington Castle
Creedence Clearwater Revival
 
1987 Dusty Springfield returns to UK chart at No. 10 with Pet Shop Boys and 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?'
 
1992 Sting and Trudie Styler held their wedding reception.
 
2002 Corrs drummer, Caroline Corr married long-time boyfriend Frank Woods in a candlelit church on Mallorca.
 
2007 Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes was arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a member of staff

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