Friday, October 12, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 12

John Denver
No.1
1968 Hollies: 'Greatest Hits' UK LP
1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company: 'Cheap Thrills' US LP
1974 John Denver: 'Annie's Song' UK 45
1974 Bay City Rollers: 'Rollin'' UK LP
1974 Olivia Newton-John: 'If You Love Me' US LP
1985 Jennifer Rush: 'The Power of Love' UK 45
1985 Ready for the World: 'Oh Sheila' US 45
1991 Simply Red : Stars : UK LP
1996 Peter Andre : Natural : UK LP
2008 Oasis : Dig Out Your Soul : UK LP

Births
1935 Sam Moore (Sam and Dave)
1942 Melvin Franklin (Temptations)
1948 Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
1960 Bob Mould

Deaths
1971 Gene Vincent
1997 John Denver

Miscellany
1956 Johnny Ray enters UK chart with 'Just Walking in the Rain'
 
1962 Little Richard headlines a concert at New Brighton Tower, Liverpool, with Beatles supporting. They meet and Richard teaches Paul the famous ''hoop'
 
1969 A DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This started a worldwide rumour that Paul McCartney was dead.
 
1974 Phil Spector launches 'Warner-Spector' label in UK
 
1975 Rod Stewart and Faces play their last show together at Long Island's Nassau Colisseum
Bob Mould
 
1978 Sid Vicious arrested and charged with murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen
 
1980 Seven fans stabbed at Blood, Sweat and Tears concert in Los Angeles
 
1982 Clash opens for the Who at Shea Stadium New York on farewell Who tour
 
1985 Robert Cray's 'False Accusations' and Talking Heads' 'Road to Nowhere' hit UK chart
 
1985 Sade enters UK chart with 'The Sweetest Taboo'
 
1996 After 28 years the film documentary "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" is finallyreleased.
 
1999 Adrian Young drummer with No Doubt proposed to his girlfriend during a gig in San Francisco.
 
2005 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee suffered minor burns at a concert in Casper, Wyoming during a pyrotechnics explosion.

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