Παρασκευή, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2016

THIS DAY IN MUSIC


October 14th: On this Day
1957, Although it was banned by some US radio stations for its suggestive lyrics, The Everly Brothers had their first No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wake Up Little Susie', (a No.2 hit in the UK). 
1959, Bobby Darin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mack The Knife'. From Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, the song won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960. 
1965, The Rolling Stones, The Spencer Davis Group, Unit 4 Plus 2, The Checkmates, The Habit, The End and Charlie Dickins all appeared at The Odeon, Birmingham during a UK tour.

1966, Pink Floyd played their first ever "underground" set when they appeared at All Saints Hall, Notting Hill, London, UK. 
1967, The second series of The Monkees TV show started on BBC TV in the UK. Plans for the shows to be screened in colour were dropped, so it was aired in black & white. 
1968, The Jackson Five make their national TV debut on 'ABC TV's Hollywood Palace. 
1969, Police in New Jersey issued a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia. 
1971, Music publishing firm, Arco Industries filed a $500,000 dollar lawsuit against Creedence Clearwater Revival singer John Fogerty, claiming that Fogerty's song Travelin' Band "contained substantial material copied from Little Richard's Good Golly, Miss Molly". The suit was eventually dropped. 
1972, Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ben', his first solo No.1. which was also a a No.7 hit in the UK. 
1977, David Bowie released his twelfth studio album "Heroes", the second installment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being Low and Lodger). The album was later named NME Album of the Year. 
1988, Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive LPs, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band's best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles). 
1990, Multi-Emmy and Grammy award-winning American composer, pianist and conductor, Leonard Bernstein died of pneumonia. Composed music for the 1957 musical 'West Side Story', and 'On The Waterfront'. Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25 and wrote three symphonies, two operas, five musicals, and numerous other pieces. 
1996, Eighteen years after its creation, The Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus was finally released. The 1968 event put together by The Stones comprised two concerts on a circus stage and included performaces by The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and Jethro Tull. John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell and Keith Richards. It was originally planned to be aired on BBC TV. 
2004, Eric Clapton was suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuil. He was given a 750 euro (£515) fine and his UK licence was confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with French police and then left the scene in his Porsche - with his secretary behind the wheel. 
2006, Freddy Fender, the Tex-Mex singer died of complications from lung cancer at the age of 69. Known for standards as ‘Before the Next Teardrop Falls’ (US No.1 in 1975) and ‘Wasted Days and Wasted Nights’. 
2007, US rapper TI was arrested and charged with weapons offences just hours before he was due to perform and collect two awards at the BET Hip-Hop gala in Atlanta. The 27-year-old was arrested in a car park on suspicion of collecting machine guns and silencers bought for him by his bodyguard. His award for CD of the Year was accepted by rapper Common, who jointly won the prize with TI. 
2008, Illustrator and rock cartoonist Ray Lowry died. He contributed illustrations for NME, Punch, Private Eye and The Guardian and designed the artwork for The Clashalbum London Calling. 
2009, Paul McCartney was named Songwriter of The Year at the 29th Annual ASCAP Awards in London, England. The awards presentation honored songwriters and publishers of the most performed works in the US during 2008. 
2014, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens the American keyboardist known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene died aged 39. Owens was found dead due to a heart attack in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico. 
October 14th: Born on this day
1940, Born on this day, Cliff Richard, (Harry Webb). Britain's most successful solo artist, his first hit was in 1958 the UK No.2 single 'Move It', then 1959 UK No.1 single 'Living Doll' and 1979 UK No.1 single 'We Don't talk Anymore', plus over 100 UK Top 40 hits). He once worked as a clerk at Fergusons TV factory. 
1942, Born on this day, Billy Harrison, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night'). 
1945, Born on this day, Colin Hodgkinson, bass, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again'). 
1946, Born on this day, Dan McCafferty, Nazareth, (1973 UK No.9 single 'Broken Down Angel'). 
1946, Born on this day, Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues, (1965 UK No.1 single 'Go Now' and 1968 UK No.19 single 'Nights In White Satin'). 
1948, Born on this day, Ivory Tilmon, Detroit Emeralds, (1973 UK No.7 single 'Feel The Need In Me'). 
1948, Born on this day, Marcia Barrett, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single 'Rivers Of Babylon'). 
1952, Born on this day, Chris Amoo, The Real Thing, (1976 UK No.1 single 'You To Me Are Everything'). 
1958, Born on this day, Thomas Dolby, solo, (1984 UK No.17 single 'Hyperactive'), Also member of Camera Club, Lene Lovich band, as a producer worked with Joni Mitchell and Prefab Sprout. 
1959, Born on this day, Anthony Jude Pero, drummer, Twisted Sister, (1983 UK No.18 single 'I Am, I'm Me', 1984 album 'Stay Hungry'). Pero died from an apparent heart attack on March 20th 2015. 
1965, Born on this day, Karyn White, singer, (1991 US No.1 single 'Romantic', a No.23 hit in the UK). 
1974, Born on this day, Natalie Maines, singer, songwriter, Dixie Chicks. With sales of 27.2 million albums in the US alone, they have become the top selling all-female band and biggest selling country group in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era (1991–present). 
1975, Born on this day, Shaznay Lewis, vocals, All Saints, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Never Ever'). Solo. 
1978, Born on this day, Usher, singer, (1998 UK No.1 single 'You Make Me Wanna', 1998 US No.1 single, 'Nice & Slow'. His 2004 album Confessions sold over a million copies in the US in its first week of release, selling the greatest amount of records in one week for any R&B artist). 

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