Saturday, September 22, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 22

Nick Cave
No.1
1966 Jim Reeves: 'Distant Drums' UK 45
1973 Wizzard: 'Angels Fingers' UK 45
1979 Gary Numan: 'Cars' UK 45
1979 Gary Numan: 'The Pleasure Principle' UK LP
1984 John Waite: 'Missing You' US 45
2002 Paul Weller: Illumination: UK LP

Births
1949 David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
1956 Debbie Boone 
1957 Nick Cave
1960 Joan Jett







Miscellany
1958 Ritchie Valens hits US chart for first time with 'Come on Let's Go'
 
1960 Chubby Checker enters UK chart with 'The Twist'
 
1964 Beatles begin work on 'Beatles For Sale' LP
 
1965 San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick and her husband Darby, make their live debut at The Coffee Gallery, North Beach, California.
 
1966 Rolling Stones play the Royal Albert Hall, supported by Ike and Tina Turner and The Yardbirds
 
1973 Isley Brothers' 'That Lady' hits UK chart
 
1973 Lou Reed headlines Crystal Palace Garden Party
 
1979 Police enter UK chart with 'Message in a Bottle'
 
1980 John Lennon signs to Geffen Records in US
Lou Reed
 
1986 The Smiths signed to EMI Records for £1 million.
 
1991 Bryan Adams makes UK chart history by scoring his twelfth consecutive week at No. 1 with '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You'
 
1992 Bruce Springsteen breaks the rules and plays an electric set for MTV's "Unplugged" show. The show is renamed, "MTV Plugged."
 
1992 Def Leppard were forced to cancel two US shows after their sound-equipment truck was found abandoned, after one of the bands driver's had attempted to rob a store. The driver was later charged of possessing drugs and criminal damage.
 
2005 Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children.

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