Monday, August 6, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 6

Guns N' Roses
No.1
1983 Beach Boys: 'Very Best of the Beach Boys' UK LP
1988 Yazz: 'The Only Way Is Up' UK 45
1988 Guns N Roses : Appetite For Destruction : US LP
1994 Lisa Loeb/Nine Stories : Stay (I Missed You) : US single

Births
1938 Isaac Hayes  
1940 Mike Sarne (Come Outside)
1952 Pat McDonald (Timbuk 3)




 
 
Miscellany
1959 ABC label in US signs Cliff Richard
 
1965 The Who and The Yardbirds perform at Richmond Jazz Festival
 
1965` Small Faces release 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' in UK
 
1966 Simon and Garfunkel release 'Dangling Conversation' in UK
 
1968 Doors win gold disc for 'Waiting for the Sun' LP
 
1973 Stevie Wonder seriously injured when his car collides with a lorry in North Carolina. He is in a coma for four days
 
1977 Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True' hits UK LP chart
 
1977 Police play for last time as a four-piece at Mont Du Marson Punk Festival
Stevie Nicks
 
1981 Stevie Nicks released her first solo album Bella Donna which contained four top 40 US hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty).
 
1981 Fourth reggae Sunsplash Festival begins in Jamaica, starring Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff
 
1982 Sting releases 'Spread a Little Happiness', his first solo single (it peaks at No. 16)
 
1982 US film premiere of 'The Wall' in New York. Written by Roger Waters and based on Pink Floyd LP, it stars Bob Geldof
 
1989 Adam Clayton of U2 was arrested in The Blue Light Inn car park in Dublin for marijuana possession and intent to supply the drug to another person.
 
1994 Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards booked into a private clinic to be treated for nervous exhaustion.
 
1996 Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell jam with the Ramones at the Ramones last concert at L.A.'s Palace.
 
2007 Marilyn Manson was being sued by the former band member Stephen Bier who said he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in shared profits.
 
2009 Steven Tyler was airlifted to hospital after falling off stage during a gig at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

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