Τρίτη, 28 Μαρτίου 2017

THIS DAY IN MUSIC


March 28th: On this Day
1958, Buddy Holly  kicked off the first night of a 43 date tour at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell and Ed Townsend. On most days the acts played two shows. 
1964, The British invasion continued to make its way around the world with The Beatles having the top six positions on the Australian pop chart. 
1964, Madame Tussauds, London unveiled the wax works images of The Beatles, the first pop stars to be honoured. 
1967, Working on sessions for the new Beatles album Sgt. Pepper at Abbey Road studios in London, John Lennon recorded his lead vocal for ‘Good Morning Good Morning’, and Paul McCartney added a lead guitar solo to the track. Lennon had decided he wanted to end the song with animal sound effects, and asked that they be sequenced in such a way that each successive animal was capable of scaring or eating the preceding one. 
1967,

1968, Pink Floyd recorded a performance for the BBC 2 TV Omnibus - The Sound of Change show from Barnes Common, London, England. The special, which was produced by Tony Palmer, also featured performances by The Who, Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The show was later broadcast in September of this year. 
1970, Simon and Garfunkel were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', the duo's only UK No.1. Only Art Garfunkel sang on the track. 
1973, Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed 'Houses of the Holy'. 
1974, Delta blues singer and guitarist Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup died of a stroke at the age of 69. He wrote 'That's All Right (Mama)' covered by Elvis Presley and 'My Baby Left Me'. 
1976, Genesis began their first North American tour since Peter Gabriel left the band, appearing in Buffalo, New York, with Phil Collins taking over as lead singer. 
1981, Blondie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rapture', the group's fourth US No.1 and the first No. 1 song in the US to feature rap and its lyrics, notable for name-checking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. 
1982, David Crosby was arrested after crashing his car on the San Diego Highway. Police also found cocaine and a pistol in the Crosby Stills & Nash stars car. When the police asked Crosby why he carried the gun, his reply was, "John Lennon". 
1992, Over a $100,000 (£58,800) worth of damage was caused at The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, California, when Ozzy Osbourne invited the first two rows of the audience on stage. Several others took up the offer and the band was forced to exit the stage. 
1995, Singer Jimmy McShane died of Aids. He had the 1985 UK No.3 single and European hit 'Tarzan Boy with Italian dance outfit Baltimora. 
2000, Jimmy Page accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages from a magazine which claimed he had caused or contributed to the death of his Led Zeppelinbandmate John Bonham. Page's solicitor, Norman Chapman, told High Court Judge Mr Justice Morland that the feature in Ministry magazine printed in 1999 claimed Page was more concerned with keeping vomit off his bed than saving his friend's life, and that he stood over him wearing Satanist robes and performing a useless spell. 
2000,

2001, The artist formerly known as both Puffy and Puff Daddy said in an interview on MTV he now wanted to be known as P. Diddy. In August 2005, he changed his stage name to simply "Diddy." 
2005, After playing a warm-up date the night before at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, U2 kicked off their Vertigo tour at the iPay One Center in San Diego, California. The 131 date world tour would see the band playing in North America, Europe, South America and Japan. By the time it finished, the Vertigo Tour had sold 4,619,021 tickets, grossing $389 million; the second-highest figure ever for a world tour. 
2006, Tina Brown the sister-in-law of Whitney Houston  sold pictures taken in her bathroom to the National Enquirer claiming Whitney Houston had been taking crack cocaine. The pictures showed drug paraphernalia including a crack-smoking pipe, rolling papers, cocaine-caked spoons and cigarette ends strewn across the surface tops of the bathroom. 
2013, Justin Bieber ran into some trouble at Munich airport when customs officials detained and quarantined his monkey. Bieber had recently been given the capuchin monkey as a pet by record producer Mally Mall. Bieber apparently brought the monkey along to join him on the Austrian and German leg of his European tour, but he didn't have the documentation required to bring his new friend into Germany. Bieber went on to perform in Munich while the monkey was kept in the custody of authorities. 
2014, Tickets for Kate Bush first live shows in 35 years sold out in less than 15 minutes. The Before the Dawn concerts, which were booked to take place this August and September, marked the singer's first return to the stage since The Tour Of Life in 1979. Demand was so high that the singer's own website, as well as some ticket-selling sites, crashed as people tried to log on. 
March 28th: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Charlie McCoy, Area Code 615, 1970 theme for UK BBC TV Music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', 'Stone Fox Chase.' 
1945, Born on this day, Chuck Portz, The Turtles, (1967 US No.1 single 'Happy Together', 1967 UK No.4 single 'She'd Rather Be With Me'). 
1948, Born on this day, John Evans, Jethro Tull, (1969 UK No.3 & US No.11 single 'Living In The Past'). 
1948, Born on this day, Milan Williams, keyboards, brass, guitar, The Commodores, (1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Three Times A Lady'). 
1949, Born on this day, Sally Carr, Middle Of The Road, (1971 UK No.1 single 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep'). 
1954, Born on this day, Reba McEntire country music artist and actress who has scored 35 No.1 singles and released over 25 albums. Sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Country", she has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide as well as starring in her television sitcom, Reba for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance in a Television Series–Musical or Comedy. 
1962, Born on this day, Geo Grimes, Danny Wilson, (1988 UK No.3 single 'Mary's Prayer'). 
1965, Born on this day, Steve Turner, guitar, Mudhoney, (1991 UK No.60 single 'Let It Slide'). 
1969, Born on this day, Cheryl James (Salt) Salt-n-Pepa, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Let's Talk About Sex'). 
1969, Born on this day, James Atkin, EMF, (1990 UK No.3 & 1991 US No.1 single 'Unbelievable'). 
1976, Born on this day, Dave Keuning, guitarist, The Killers, (2005 UK No.1 with their debut album 'Hot Fuss'). 
1986, Born on this day, Lady Gaga, (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) American singer, songwriter. 2008 single US & UK No.1 single 'Just Dance', 2008 single 'Poker Face', reached No.1 in twenty countries. In 2012, Gaga was ranked at No.4 on Billboard's list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than 25 million dollars.

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