Thursday, August 30, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 30

Rod Stewart
No.1
1957 Paul Anka: 'Diana' UK 45
1969 Zager and Evans: 'In the Year 2525' UK 45
1969 Elvis Presley: 'From Elvis in Memphis' UK LP
1975 Rod Stewart: 'Atlantic Crossing' UK LP
1975 KC and the Sunshine Band: 'Get Down Tonight' UK 45
1980 Christopher Cross: 'Sailing' US 45
1986 Steve Winwood: 'Higher Love' US 45
1997 Oasis : Be Here Now : UK LP

Births
1939 John Peel (DJ)
1944 Chuck Colbert (American Breed)
1945 John Phillips (Mamas and the Papas)
1950 Mick Moody (Whitesnake)
1958 Martin Jackson (Swing Out Sister)

Deaths
1995 Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground)

Miscellany
1972 John and Yoko Lennon play 'One to One', their first 'oifficial' American solo concert, a benefit for New York's Willowbrook Hospital, at Madison Square Garden
 
1973 Denny Sewell quits Wings
 
1975 Guitarist with Free and Back Street Crawler, Paul Kossoff 'died' for 35 minutes in hospital after being taken ill.
 
1975 Bad Company's 'Feel Like Making Love' hits UK chart
 
1975 Steely Dan enter UK singles chart for the first time with 'Do it Again'
Sterling Morrison
 
1980 Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' hits UK LP chart
 
1980 Gary Numan hits UK chart at No. 8 with 'I Die You Die'
 
1984 British Rail name new Intercity train after TV show 'Top of the Pops'
 
1986 Genesis' 'In Too Deep' hits UK chart
 
1988 Bruce Springsteen's wife Julianne filed for a divorce after newspapers published photos of Springsteen and backing singer Patti Scialfa together.
 
1989 Billy Joel fired his manager and former brother in law Frank Weber, after an audit revealed discrepancies. Joel took Weber to court and sued for $90 million.
 
1993 Billy Joel is the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman."
 
1995 James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunite for their first concert together in 16 years on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusettes.

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