Saturday, September 1, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 1

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No.1
1962 Tommy Roe: 'Sheila' US 45
1973 Rod Stewart: 'Sing it Again' UK LP
1984 Tina Turner: 'What's Love Got to Do with It' US 45
1990 Sweet Sensation : If Wishes Came True : US single
1990 Prince : Graffiti Bridge : UK LP
2002 Coldplay: A Rush Of Blood To The Head: UK LP

Births
1927 Tommy Evans (Drifters)
1941 Roy Head  
1944 Archie Bell (Archie Bell and the Drells)
1946 Gregg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone)
1947 Barry Gibb (Bee Gees)
1955 Bruce Foxton (Jam)
1957 Gloria Estefan  
 

Miscellany
1967 Boz Scaggs joins Steve Miller Band
 
1972 Rolling Stones sue their former manager Alan Klein for 'falsely representing the group with intent to deceive'.
 
1973 10CC takes band on to UK LP chart for the first time
 
1973 Bob Dylan hits US chart with 'Knocking on Heaven's Door', his sixth Top 20 single
 
1973 Rolling Stones begin a twenty-date European tour in Vienna 1976 Lou Adler, Ode Records boss, is kidnapped at gunpoint from his Malibu home. His release costs $25,000
 
1976 Ode Records president Lou Adler and employee Neil Silver were kidnapped at Adler's house in Malibu. The two were released after paying a $25,000 ransom.
Debbie Harry on Playboy
 
1977 Blondie, featuring former Playboy Bunny Debbie Harry, signed their first major record company contract with Chrysalis Records.
 
1979 Madness enter UK chart for the first time with 'The Prince'
 
1979 INXS play first gig at Oceanview Hotel, Toukley
 
1983 Mick Jones, lead guitarist with The Clash was fired by the other three members who claimed he'd 'drifted apart' from the original idea of the group.
 
1986 Madness announce their split
 
2004 Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty was given a suspended four month jail sentence after admitting possession of a flick knife.
 
2005 Barry Cowsill, bass guitarist for The Cowsills, died from injuries caused by Hurricane Katrina.
 
2007 Supergrass were forced to put all plans on hold after band member Mick Quinn broke his back.
 
2009 Jake Brockman, former keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen was killed when his motorbike was in collision with a converted ambulance on the Isle of Man.

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