Thursday, March 6, 2008


Killing Joke's back catalogue is going to be released on limited edition double gatefold 180g virgin DMM vinyl early next year through Let Them Eat Vinyl.

This Day In Music History- March 6

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was born in 1946.

In 1965, the number of British singles in Billboard's' Top 100: 25

The Temptations hit #1 with "My Girl" in 1965.

Mary Wilson of the Supremes ("Where Did Our Love Go") is 64.

Kiki Dee turns 61. The English singer is best remembered for dueting with Elton John on the million-selling "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."

Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson ("Pillow Talk", and one-half of Mickey & Sylvia-- "Love Is Strange") is 72.

King Floyd
("Groove Me") died of complications from a stroke and diabetes in 2006.

In 2005, legendary metal DJ Tommy Vance died after suffering a stroke in the U.K. His “Friday Night Rock Show” on BBC Radio One introduced audiences to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal's leading lights, including Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.

Blues legend Lowell Fulson died in 1999. His signature tracks include "Reconsider Baby" and "Lonely Hours."

In 1995, Soulful reggae singer Delroy Wilson died in Kingston, Jamaica, at age 46. His tunes include "Once Upon a Time" and "I've Tried My Best."

Elvis fans go wild, critics despair as Elvis Presley's Kissin' Cousins premiered in 1964. Only a cameo by Teri Garr enlivens the tedious story of Army guy Presley romancing a relative.

Jerry Naylor, a member of Buddy Holly & the Crickets was born in Stephenville, Texas in 1939.

Bob Wills was born in Kosse, Texas in 1905. With his Texas Playboys, he turned western swing into a national phenomenon during the '30s and '40s.

The Go-Go’s hit #1 for a seven week stay in 1982, with their album “Beauty And The Beat."

Dick Clark’s American Bandstand podium was given to the Smithsonian in 1982.

In 2000, Eric Clapton gets a third induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame – a first. He’s in as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.

The Diamonds become one of the first Canadian artists to have success in the United States when their hit "Little Darlin" reaches #2 on the Billboard Pop chart and #3 on the R&B chart in 1957.

Charles Manson released an album called "Lie" to help raise money for his defense in the Tate-LeBianca murder trial in 1970. The album jacket is made to look like a cover of Life magazine with the letter f removed from the word Life. In the mid sixties, Manson had been a wanna-be musician who befriended Beach Boys' drummer Dennis Wilson, eventually talking the group into recording one of his songs, "Cease To Exist". The title was changed to "Never Learn Not To Love" and was released as the "B" side of the single "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", which eventually climbed to number 61 in early 1969, giving Manson a hit record on Billboard's Hot 100. Another song, "Look at Your Game Girl," was later covered by Guns N' Roses.

In 1973, attempts to bring Elvis Presley to the UK for shows at London's Earl's Court failed when promoters were told that Elvis had US tour and filming commitments. The real reason was that Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker was an illegal US immigrant and would not leave the country for fear he would not be allowed back in.

In 1976, England's EMI Records re-issued twenty-three Beatles singles including "Yesterday," which had never been released as a 45 in the UK. All 23 records made the British chart.

In 2001, Led Zeppelin was named as "the most bootlegged band" when 422 illegal albums were counted. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Beatles were next in line with over 350 unauthorized titles available.

Also in 2001, Mike "Smitty" Smith, the original drummer for Paul Revere and the Raiders died of natural causes at his home in Hawaii on March 6th, at the age of 58.