Saturday, August 25, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 25

Gene Simmons
No.1
1958 Elegants: 'Little Star' US 45
1960 Shadows: 'Apache' UK 45
1973 Donny Osmond: 'Young Love' UK 45
1973 Stories: 'Brother Love' US 45
1979 Cliff Richard: 'We Don't Talk Any More' UK 45
1979 Knack: 'My Sharona' US 45

Births
1949 Gene Simmons (Kiss)
1951 Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
1954 Elvis Costello
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus
1962 Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)







Miscellany
1962 'Sherry' by Four Seasons enters US charts
 
1967 Traffic release 'Hole in My Shoe' in UK
 
1967 Brian Wilson makes rare appearance on stage with Beach Boys in Hawaii
 
1970 Elton John plays his first-ever American show at the Troubador in Los Angeles
 
1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer make their concert debut in Plymouth
 
1973 Henry Mccullough leaves Wings
 
1973 Allman Brother, Butch Trucks breaks his leg in an auto accident in Macon, Georgia, only yards from the spot where Duane Allman was killed two years earlier
Nick Lowe
 
1979 Nick Lowe hits UK chart with 'Cruel to be Kind'
 
1994 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunite in a London studio to record their MTV "Unplugged" show, which they call, "Unledded."
 
1999 Oasis bass player Paul McGuigan announced he had quit the band just a few days after guitarist Bonehead had left the band.
 
2006 Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was undergoing treatment for throat cancer causing him to sit out the first half of the band's Route of All Evil Tour, the first time he would miss any shows in the band's history. Longtime band friend David Hull filled in for Hamilton until his return.

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