Κυριακή, 5 Ιουνίου 2016

THIS DAY IN MUSIC


June 5th: On this Day
1956, Elvis Presley appeared on ABC-TV's 'Milton Berle Show'. During the performance, Presley abruptly halted an uptempo rendition of 'Hound Dog' with a wave of his arm and launched into a slow, grinding version accentuated with energetic, exaggerated body movements. Presley's gyrations created a storm of controversy. 
1959, Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, Minnesota. Zimmerman was known as a greaser to classmates in the remote rural community, because of his long sideburns and leather jacket. 
1961, Roy Orbison  went to No.1 on the US chart with 'Running Scared', it made No.9 in the UK. The B-side 'Love Hurts' also picked up significant airplay, making Orbison's recording the first version to be a hit. 
1964, The Rolling Stones played their first-ever live date in the US when they appeared at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California. The Stones were supporting their first album release The Rolling Stones, in North America. 
1964, 'Liza Jane' became the first recording to be released as a single by David Bowie (but under the name Davie Jones with the King Bees). Despite promoting the single on the television shows Juke Box Jury, Ready Steady Go! and The Beat Room, and receiving good radio coverage, the single sold poorly and the band was subsequently dropped from the label Vocalion Pop. 
1965, The soundtrack album to 'The Sound of Music' started a 10-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. It returned to the top of the charts on no less than 11 other occasions spending over 380 weeks on the chart. 
1966, At The Marquee Club London 'The Bowie Showboat', a lunchtime performance from David Bowie 'three hours of music and mime', plus a Top Ten disco. Admission was 3 shillings, ($0.42). 
1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the Dusty Springfield TV show 'It Music Be Dusty', filmed on ATV, in London, England. Hendrix performed 'Stone Free' and 'Voodoo Chile' and then played a version of 'Mockingbird' with Dusty Springfield. 
1971, American blues rock band, Grand Funk Railroad smashed the record held by The Beatles when they sold out New York's Shea Stadium in 72 hours. 
1971, Paul McCartney's second solo album 'Ram' started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. Featuring the US No.1 single 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. 
1975, During recording sessions for Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, Syd Barrett turned up out of the blue as Pink Floyd were listening to playbacks of Shine On You Crazy Diamond — a song that happened to be about Barrett. By that time, the 29-year-old Barrett had shaved off all of his hair (including his eyebrows), become overweight, and his ex-bandmates did not at first recognise him. Barrett eventually left without saying goodbye, and none of the band members ever saw him again. 
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1976, The Who, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Little Feat, Outlaws and Streetwalkers appeared at Celtic Football Club, Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets cost £4 ($7). 
1976, Canadian singer J.J. Barrie was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'No Charge'. It made J.J. a One Hit Wonder.
1977, Alice Cooper's boa constrictor, a co-star of his live act suffered a fatal bite from a rat it was being fed for breakfast. Cooper held auditions for a replacement and a snake named 'Angel' got the gig. 
1979, Blues legend Muddy Waters (aged 64), married Marva Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday. 
1983, During a 48-date North American tour U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as 'U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.' 
1988, The Pet Shop Boys played their debut live show when they appeared at London's Piccadilly Theatre as part of an Anti Section 28 Benefit concert. 
1990, American drummer Jim Hodder drowned in his swimming pool aged 42. He was the original drummer with Steely Dan and also worked with Sammy Hagar and David Soul. 
1993, Country singer Conway Twitty died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He had the 1958 US & UK No.1 single 'It's Only Make Believe'. Until 2000, he held the record for the most Number One singles of any country act, with 45 No.1's. He lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, where he built a country music entertainment complex called Twitty City. 
1993, Mariah Carey married the President of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola in Manhattan, guest's included Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Ozzy Osbourne. (The couple separated in 1997). 
1997, Noel Gallagher married Meg Matthews at the Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas, (where Elvis married Priscilla). The Oasis guitarist divorced Matthews in 2001. 
1997, Ex Small Faces, The Faces and leader of Slim Chance, Ronnie Lane died aged 51 after a 20-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Slim Chance had the 1974 UK No.5 single 'How Come'. 
1999, Jazz singer and songwriter Mel Torme died aged 73. His biggest hit was the 1956 UK No. 4 single 'Mountain Greenery' and his 'Christmas Song' (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) has been recorded more than 1,700 times. 
2001, Officials in Singapore threw out an appeal against a ban on Janet Jackson'slatest album, ‘All For You’. They decided that the lyrics of the album, particularly one song, ‘Would You Mind’, were "not acceptable to our society". The record was initially outlawed because of its "sexually explicit lyrics", including "I just wanna touch you, tease you, lick you, please you, love you, make love to you." EMI were attempting a compromise by trying to persuade Jackson's management to delete ‘Would You Mind’ from the album. 
2002, Dee Dee Ramone,  (Douglas Glenn Colvin), bass guitarist with the Ramones died at his Hollywood, California apartment of a heroin overdose aged 49. He was the group's primary songwriter, penning songs such as 'Rockaway Beach', '53rd & 3rd', and 'Poison Heart'. 
2003, A Grandfather who set up his own pirate radio station in Wakefield, Yorkshire was under investigation by local broadcasting authorities. The man known as Ricky Rock had erected a 32ft transmitter in his garden and had been playing hits by The Beach Boys, Beatles and Elvis Presley. Ricky said he set the station up because 'talent-less boy bands and dance music' featured on local stations did not cater to the tastes of his generation. 
2003, R. Kelly was banned from travelling to LA for a video shoot. He wasn't allowed to leave Chicago after being charged with 21 child porn offences last June over a video, which claimed to show him having sex with an underage girl. 
2005, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Don't Believe The Truth' the bands sixth UK No.1 album. 
2007, Jurors in the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector were shown the bloody revolver that was found at the feet of Lana Clarkson, the actress he was accused of killing at his home in the early hours of February 3rd, 2003. She had accompanied Spector to his Alhambra, California mansion after meeting him at her job as a hostess at the House of Blues just hours earlier. 
2007, Sir Paul McCartney released his 21st solo album, ‘Memory Almost Full’ on the new Hear Music Starbucks label. It was later announced that all copies sold through UK Starbucks would not be eligible for the UK charts as the 533 stores were not registered with the Official Chart Company. The album was being played non-stop in more than 10,000 Starbucks outlets across 29 countries. 
2008, Ozzy Osbourne accepted undisclosed libel damages and an apology over a UK newspaper claim that he was ill at the Brit Awards. The 59-year-old rocker sued over a story in the Daily Star that alleged he had toppled over twice just before the televised ceremony and that he was moved around the awards in an electric buggy. 
2010, Led Zeppelin were officially voted the nation’s favourite band by the BBC’s ‘I’m In A Rock ‘N` Roll Band’, coming ahead of both The Beatles and Queen in a phone-in vote. The show also featured Best Singer, Guitarist, and Drummer live phone-in votes which saw Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham all nominated in their categories. John Bonham was crowned top drummer ahead of Dave Grohl and Keith Moon, whilst Jimmy and Robert were runners up to Jimi Hendrix and Freddie Mercury respectively. 
June 5th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Floyd Butler, vocalist with The Friends Of Distinction, who had a 1969 US No.3 single with ‘Grazing In The Grass’. Died of a heart attack on 29 April 1990. 
1943, Born on this day, American bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer, Michael Davis, best known as a member of the MC5. Davis died of liver failure at the age of 68 on Feb 17th 2012. 
1946, Born on this day, Freddie Stone, guitar, Sly and The Family Stone, (1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair'). 
1947, Born on this day, Laurie Anderson, US singer, (1981 UK No.2 single 'O Superman'). 
1947, Born on this day, Tom Evans, bass, vocals, Badfinger, (1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single 'Come And Get It'). Evans committed suicide on 19th November 1983. 
1948, Born on this day, Frank Eslersmith, keyboards, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love'). He died March 1st 1991. 
1952, Born on this day, Nicko McBrain, drums, Iron Maiden, (1991 UK No.1 single 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter'). 
1956, Born on this day, Richard Butler, vocals, Psychedelic Furs, (1986 UK No.18 single 'Pretty In Pink'). 
1956, Born on this day, Kenneth Bruce "Kenny G" Gorelick, American saxophonist. He is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. 
1964, Born on this day, Maggie Dunne, vocals, guitar, We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It, (1989 UK No.11 single 'International Rescue'). 
1965, Born on this day, Stefan Schnfeldt, bass, The Wannadies, (1996 UK No. 18 single, 'You And Me Song'). 
1969, Born on this day, Brian McKnight, US singer, (1998 UK No.36 single 'You Should Be Mine'). 
1970, Born on this day, Claus Norreen, Aqua, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Barbie Girl'). 
1971, Born on this day, Mark Wahlberg, Marky Mark, New Kids On The Block, (1991 US No.1 single, 'Good Vibrations'). Solo 
1974, Born on this day, Dominic Chad, Mansun, (1996 UK No.15 single 'Wide Open Space'). 
1979, Born on this day, Pete Wentz, bassist, Fall Out Boy, (2007 US No.1 album ‘Infinity on High’).

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