Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 7

Tina Turner
No.1
1965 Herman's Hermits: 'I'm Henry the Eighth I Am' US 45
1971 Bee Gees: 'How Can You Mend a Broken Heart' UK 45
1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee: 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' UK 45
1982 Dexy's Midnight Runners: 'Come on Eileen' UK 45
1982 'Kids From Fame' TV soundtrack UK LP
1982 Fleetwood Mac' 'Mirage' US LP
2005 James Blunt : You’re Beautiful : UK 45
 
Births
1949 Southside Johnny
1952 Andy Fraser (Free)
1958 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
1960 Jacqui O'Sullivan (Bananarama)
1964 Ian Dench (EMF)
1965 Raul Malo (The Mavericks)

Miscellany
1960 Ike and Tina Turner release their first single together, 'A Fool in Love', in US. It's Tina's first release, but husband Ike has been making records since
 
1951, when he led Kings of Rhythm on 'Rocket 88'
 
1961 Patsy Cline tops American country chart with 'I Fall to Pieces'
Southside Johnny
 
1963 'Beach Party' - the original beach movie with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello - premieres in the US
 
1964 Herman's Hermits release 'I'm Into Something Good' in UK
 
1964 'Time' magazine headline reads: 'Beatles Blow It'. The review of a 'A Hard Days' Night' says: 'Avoid film at all costs!'
 
1968 Aretha Franklin's 'I Say a Little Prayer' hits UK chart
 
1974 Peter Wolf (ex-J. Geils Band) marries Faye Dunaway
 
2002 Three members of Oasis were injured when the taxi they were travelling in was involved in a crash during a US tour in Indianapolis.

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