Monday, September 3, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 3

Al Wilson
No.1
1966 Donovan: 'Sunshine Superman' US 45
1977 Elvis Presley: 'Way Down' UK 45
1983 UB40: 'Red Red Wine' UK 45
1983 Eurythmics: 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' US 45
1994 Wet Wet Wet : End of Part One (Their Greatest Hits) : UK LP
2006 Kasabian : Empire : UK LP

Births
1942 Al Jardine (Beach Boys)
1944 Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers)
1945 Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
1945 George Biondo (Steppenwolf)
1947 Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
1948 Don Brewer (Grand Funk)
1955 Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols)
1963 Jonathan Segal (Camper Van Beethoven)
1973 Jennifer Paige

Deaths
1967 Woody Guthrie
1970 Al 'Blind Owl' Wilson (Canned Heat)
2010 Mike Edwards (Electric Light Orchestra)

Miscellany
1964 Supremes debut on UK chart with 'Where Did Our Love Go'
 
1966 Hollies debut on US chart with 'Bus Stop'
 
1968 After a two week absence, Ringo Starr rejoined The Beatles.
 
1982 Police, Cars, B52s and Tom Petty are among the acts featured at three-day US music festival at San Bernadino in California. 400,000 people attend
 
1983 ZZ Top debut on UK chart with 'Gimme All Your Lovin'
Lyn Z
 
1988 Robert Cray's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' hits UK chart
 
1988 Mica Paris hits UK chart with 'So Good'
 
1990 R.E.M. started recording sessions for their Out Of Time album at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, New York.
 
2003 Libertines singer Pete Doherty was sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty to burglary and drug possession charges.
 
2005 Blues musician Fats Domino was rescued from New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city.
 
2007 During a US tour with Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way married Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn Z after a gig in Colorado. Rumours said the day after they didn’t remember anything.

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