Thursday, September 6, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 6

Dolores O'Riordan
No.1
1967 Englebert Humperdink: 'The Last Waltz' UK 45
1975 Rod Stewart: 'Sailing' UK 45
1975 Glen Campbell: 'Rhinestone Cowboy' US 45
1975 Jefferson Starship: 'Red Octopus' US LP
1980 Jam: 'Start' UK 45  
1986 Bananarama: 'Venus' US 45

Births
1944 Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
1961 Pat Waaktaar (A-Ha)
1960 Perry Bamonte (The Cure)
1969 CeCe Peniston
1972 Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries)
1974 Nina Persson (The Cardigans)






Deaths
1978 Tom Wilson (record producer)
1990 Tom Fogerty (Creedence C.R.)

Miscellany
1957 The first 'Flexi-Disc' is produced, for Nestle Chocolate, as promotion for new chocolate bar. The disc features Franklyn Boyd, Ray Edwards and Mary Rose
 
1957 Elvis Presley records 'White Christmas, Silent Night' and 'Here Comes Santa Claus' at Radio Recorders Studio in Hollywood
 
1959 Bobby Vee debuts on US chart with 'You're Gonna Hear from Me'
 
1961 Bob Dylan plays his first gig at the Gaslight Café in Greenwich Village
 
1963 Brian Epstein signs a management contract with Priscilla White, Ringo Starr's mother's hairdresser and cloakroom girl at the Cavern. She changes her name to Cilla Black.
 
1967 D.A. Penebaker's Dylan film 'Don't Look Back' premieres in New York
 
1969 David Bowie debuts on UK chart with 'Space Oddity'
 
1969 James Brown announced he would retire from live performances in July the following year saying 'I'm tired man'.
Tom Fogerty
 
1980 Ginger Baker quits recently re-formed Atomic Rooster to join Hawkwind, which soon crumbles
 
1989 Neil Young's "This Note For You" wins the MTV award for Best Video.
 
1997 Elton John recorded a new version of 'Candle In The Wind' after performing the song live at Diana Princess of Wales funeral.
 
2001 Earth Wind and Fire announced that Viagra would sponsor their forthcoming 30th anniversary American tour.
 
2005 Sir Bob Geldof was awarded the freedom of his native Dublin after the City Council voted in favour of giving him the accolade in honour of his campaign against world poverty and alleviating debt in Africa.
 
2010 Morrissey caused controversy after he claimed that the Chinese were a "sub-species" because of the way they treat animals.

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