Saturday, October 6, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 6

Slade
No.1
1973 Slade: 'Sladest' UK LP
1973 Cher: 'Half Breed' US 45
1984 David Bowie: 'Tonight' UK LP

Births
1950 Thomas McClary (Commodores)
1951 Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
1954 David Hidalgo (Los Lobos)

Deaths
1978 Johnny O’Keefe

Miscellany
1958 The first hint of the payola scandal in US appears in 'Billboard' article
 
1967 'Death of a Hippie' funeral service held by the Diggers in Haight-Ashbury to symbolise the end of the media-hyped movement
 
1968 'Doors Are Open' documentary shown on UK TV
 
1969 George Harrison's song 'Something' was released as the "A" side of a Beatles' 45, a first for Harrison.
 
1973 Art Garfunkel scores first US solo hit with 'All I Know'
 
1973 Ringo Starr hits US chart with 'Photograph', his fourth hit and first No. 1
 
1974 'Tubular Bells' by Mike Oldfield goes to No. 1 in UK LP chart for just one week - eighteen months after its debut on the chart
 
1975 'Who by Numbers' LP released
 
1976 Rick Dees awarded platinum single for 'Disco Duck'
 
1978 Abba members Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad married.
 
1978 Mick Jagger apologises to the Revd Jesse Jackson for lyrics of 'Some Girls', but refuses to grant Jackson's request that the song be changed to exclude the line 'Black girls just love to get fucked all night long', which Jackson has denounced as being 'racially insulting' and 'degrading to blacks and women'
 
1980 John Lydon was arrested by Irish police for assault after a pub brawl in Dublin.
Johnny O'Keefe
 
1980 The Bee Gees sued their record company Polygram and the bands manager Robert Stigwood for fraud.
 
1984 Cars' 'Heartbeat City' hits UK LP chart
 
2005 A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia, in the US, was halted eight songs into the show at the Scott Stadium after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area.
 
2007 Bruce Springsteen was being sued for $850,000 by a man who claimed he backed out of a contract to buy a horse.
 
2007 Queen's groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK's best music video in a survey of music fans.

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