Monday, September 24, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 24

Eric Clapton
No.1
1964 Herman's Hermits: 'I'm Into Something Good' UK 45
1966 Association: 'Cherish' US 45
1975 Rod Stewart: Sailing: UK 45
1983 Culture Club: 'Karma Chameleon' UK 45
1983 UB40: 'Labour of Love' UK LP
1983 Billy Joel: 'Tell Her About It' US 45
1988 Hollies: 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' UK 45
1988 Guns N'Roses: 'Appetite for Destruction' US LP
1994 Eric Clapton : From The Cradle : UK LP

Births
1941 Linda McCartney (Wings)
1946 Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention)
1971 Marty Cintron (No Mercy)
1971 Peter Salisbury (Verve)

Miscellany
1957 Film of the Alan Freed story, 'Mr. Rock and Roll', opens at the Paramount, New York
 
1964 Drifters' 'Under the Boardwalk' hits UK chart
 
1967 Traffic made their live debut when they appeared at Saville Theatre in London
 
1977 2,500 people attend first Elvis convention held in Cincinnatti. Presley singles sell for as much as $300.
 
1980 'Son of Stiff' tour, featuring Ten Pole Tudor and Any Trouble opens in London
 
1982 Theatre of Hate splits up. Kirk Brandon forms Spear of Destiny
 
1988 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' returns the Hollies to the top of UK chart after a gap of 25 years 65 days - the longest gap between No. 1 hits
Nirvana
 
1988 Tanita Tikaram's 'Ancient Heart' hits UK LP chart
 
1988 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin becomes first 'a cappella' record to top US chart
 
1988 Cheap Trick becomes first act to hit Top 10 with a cover of an Elvis Presley song as 'Don't Be Cruel' moves to No. 10 in US
 
1991 Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ was released in America
 
1993 Former Guns N'Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million dollar settlement with his former band mates, who threw him out of the band because he couldn't kick his heroin habit.
 
2006 Scissor Sisters topped the UK album and singles charts.

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