Friday, September 14, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 14

Suede
No.1
1974 Mike Oldfield: 'Hergest Ridge' UK LP
1974 Eric Clapton: 'I Shot the Sheriff' US 45
1974 Stevie Wonder: 'Fulfillingness First Finale' US LP
1991 Paula Abdul: 'The Promise of a New Day' US 45
1991 Paul Young : From Time To Time - The Singles Collection : UK LP
1996 Suede : Coming Up : UK LP
2008 Kings Of Leon: Sex On Fire: UK 45
2008 Metallica: Death Magnetic : UK LP

Births
1947 'Bowser' Bowman (Sha-Na-Na)
1949 Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynrd)
1950 Paul Kossoff (Free)
1959 Morten Harkett (A-Ha)
1983 Amy Winehouse

Miscellany
1956 EMI Records release Elvis Presley's double-A-side American smash 'Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel' in UK
 
1961 Del Shannon's 'Hats Off to Larry' hits UK chart
 
1963 ABC Television in US continues ban on folk singer Pete Seeger due to his 'leftist' views
 
1968 The Archies, a TV cartoon family, the brain-child of Monkees creator Don Kirshner, debut on American TV
Gwen Stefani
 
1968 Pete Townshend gives interview to 'Rolling Stone' magazine and outlines his plans for 'Tommy' rock opera
 
1976 Jeff Beck's jazz/rock LP 'Wired' goes gold
 
1976 Bob Dylan's 'Hard Rain' concert film airs on US TV
 
1979 The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.
 
1985 Huey Lewis and the News' 'Sports' hits UK LP chart
 
1995 Paul McCartney's hand written lyrics for "Getting Better" sell for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction.
 
2002 No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani married Gavin Rossdale of Bush in St. Paul's church London.

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