Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON AUGUST 8

Vanessa Amorosi
No.1
1963 Searchers: 'Sweets for My Sweet' UK 45
1970 'Blood, Sweat and Tears 3' US LP
1987 U2: 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' US 45

Births
1927 Andy Warhol
1942 John David (Dr Hook)
1955 Chris Foreman (Madness)
1956 Ali Score (A Flock of Seagulls)
1957 Dennis Drew (10,000 Maniacs)
1959 Rikki Rocket (Poison)
1961 The Edge (David Evans) (U2)
1967 Lorraine Pearson (5 Star)
1981 Vanessa Amorosi





Miscellany
1960 'Billboard' reports that the English Decca label has scrapped 25,000 copies of Ray Peterson's 'Tell Laura I Love Her' as 'Too tasteless and vulgar for the English sensibilities'
 
1964 New single released in US by Young World Singers, called 'Ringo For President'. Ringo Starr comments: 'I don't believe I will have the time'.
The Edge
 
1969 The photo session for the cover of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios.
 
1970 Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of her greatest influence Bessie Smith at the Mont Lawn Cemetery in Philadelphia.
 
1981 U2 debut on UK chart with 'Fire'
 
1983 Harold Melvin and members from The Bluenotes were arrested in Atlantic City on charges of cocaine possession.
 
1992 A riot broke out during a Guns N' Roses and Metallica gig at Montreal stadium when Metallica's show was cut short after singer James Hetfield was injured by pyrotechnics.

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