Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 28

Shania Twain
No.1
1961 Joe Dowell: 'Wooden Heart' US 45
1968 Beach Boys: 'Do It Again' UK 45
1968 Simon & Garfunkel : Bookends UK LP
1972 Alice Cooper : School’s Out : UK 45
1993 Culture Beat : Mr Vain : UK single
1993 Billy Joel : River of Dreams : US LP
2005 Oasis : The Importance Of Being Idle : UK 45

Births
1925 Billy Grammar  
1939 Clem Cattini (Pirates/Tornados)
1942 Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)
1948 Dan Seraphine (Chicago)
1949 Hugh Cornwall (Stranglers)
1951 Wayne Osmond (Osmonds)
1961 Kim Appleby (Mel and Kim)
1955 Shania Twain
1982 LeAnn Rimes
 

Deaths
1981 Guy Stevens (producer)

Miscellany
1954 Elvis Presley enters US territorial bestsellers chart (Memphis Area returns) at No. 3, with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (B-side of 'That's Alright'), his first-ever chart entry
 
1961 Marvelettes release 'Please Mr. Postman' in US, the first Motown chart-topper
 
Television
1963 Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez play as Martin Luther King delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington
 
1965 Rolling Stones sign with Alan Klein
 
1965 Bob Dylan booed offstage at Forest Hill Stadium, New York, for playing electric guitar
 
1965 Joe Tex enters R&B chart, subsequently reaching No. 1 with 'I Want To (Do Everything for You)'
 
1971 Cat Stevens hits UK chart with 'Moon Shadow'
 
1976 Alan Parsons' 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' hits UK LP chart
 
1978 Tom Verlane's band, Television, split up
 
1985 INXS (formed in Sydney in1977 as Farriss Brothers) begin their first world tour, in Australia
 
2009 Noel Gallagher quit Oasis, saying he could no longer work with his brother Liam.

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