Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 12

Creedence Clearwater Revival
No.1
1970 Smokey Robinson: 'Tears of a Clown' UK 45
1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival: 'Cosmos Factory' UK LP
1981 Meatloaf: 'Dead Ringer' UK LP
1981 Journey: 'Escape' US LP
1987 Michael Jackson: 'Bad' UK LP
1992 Mike Oldfield : Tubular Bells II : UK LP
2004 Tim McGraw: Live Like Your Were Dying : US LP




Births
1952 Gerry Beckley (America)
1952 Neil Peart (Rush)
1956 Barry Andrews (XTC)
1956 Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy)
1972 Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

Deaths
2003 Johnny Cash

Miscellany
1965 Beatles 'Yesterday' released in US. (There are now more than 2,500 recorded versions of the song)
 
1966 'The Monkees' TV show debuts on NBC TV in America
 
1970 Bob Dylan plays in Woodie Guthrie Memorial Concert at Hollywood Bowl
 
1972 Faces headline at Madison Square Garden
 
1977 James Lewis McCartney born to Paul and Linda
Johnny Cash
 
1979 2-Tone label releases 'Gangsters', by Specials
 
1986 Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues was hospitalised after collapsing from exhaustion in Los Angeles.
 
1986 Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-litre wine bottle was thrown at the stage during a gig in Vienna.
 
1988 Pogues singer Shane Macgowan was admitted to a Dublin hospital suffering from nervous exhaustion.
 
1990 Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks both announce that they'll no longer perform with Fleetwood Mac.
 
1992 Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" album enters the chart
 
1992 The "Honeymoon In Vegas" soundtrack enters the album chart. Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Bono and others appear on the album which features all Elvis covers.
 
1995 INXS singer Michael Hutchence pleaded guilty to punching photographer Jim Bennett outside a London hotel.
 
2001 Garth Hudson keyboard player with The Band, filed for bankruptcy for the third time.

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