Friday, June 11, 2010

This Date In Music History - June 11


Joseph DiNicola - Joey and the Starlighters (1940) (Jimi Hendrix was a member of the band during 1964).

John Lawton - Uriah Heep (1946)

Glenn Leonard - Temptations (1947)

Alan Skipper - Pretty Things (1948)

Bonnie Pointer - Pointer Sisters (1951)

Connie Van Zandt - .38 Special (1952)

Frank Beard (ironically, the one without the beard) - ZZ Top (1949)

Robert Birch - Stereo MC's (1961)

Dan Lavery - Tonic (1969)

They Are Missed:

The late James "Pookie" Hudson, lead singer of the Spaniels ("Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight") was born in 1934.


The Ink Spots recorded "Maybe" in 1940.

In 1949, Hank Williams made his debut at the 'Grand Ole Opry' in Nashville and received an unprecedented total of six encores.

Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear/Loving You" single was released in 1957.

In 1962, the Beatles recorded a BBC radio program, "Here We Go", at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, in front of a studio audience composed largely of loyal Cavern fans. This was the last recording on which Pete Best played drums.

In 1964, Chicago police broke up a Rolling Stones "press conference" in the middle of Michigan Avenue.

Manfred Mann recorded "Do Wah Diddy" in 1964.

The Rolling Stones released the album "Got Live If You Want It" in 1965.

The British government announced in 1965 that the Beatles will receive the MBE (Members of the British Empire) Award. Some conservative MBE holders grumble that the it shouldn’t go to a bunch of Rock ‘n’ Rollers and turn in their awards. The Beatles get their MBEs just the same. After all, they about single-handedly saved the British economy. Later, John Lennon returns his award to protest the British government’s support of the war in Vietnam.

Janis Joplin debuted on stage at the Avalon ballroom in San Francisco in 1966.

The Rolling Stones started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1966 with "Paint It Black," the group's third US #1 single (also a #1 in the UK)..

Also in 1966, European radio stations mistakenly report that The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey is dead. Actually, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who had been injured in a car accident a few days earlier.

Working late at the Abbey Road studios in London on The White Album in 1968, John Lennon worked on ‘Revolution 9’ in studio 3, while Paul McCartney recorded ‘Blackbird’ in studio 2.

A fire in a London record studio interrupts the Rolling Stones' recording of their "Beggar's Banquet" album there, 1968

David Bowie's single, "Space Oddity," was released in 1969 to coincide with the first lunar landing.

Today in 1977, the song "I'm Your Boogie Man" by K. C. & the Sunshine Band topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

The Rolling Stones released "Some Girls" in 1978.

In 1988, Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

A Metallica concert at a small club in San Francisco was broadcast live via the Internet in 1996.

Aaliyah went to #1 on the US singles chart in 2000 with "Try Again." It became the first "airplay-only" song to reach #1 on the US singles chart (no points from a commercial single release).

This weeks Top 3 US album chart in 2000; Eminem, 'The Marshall Mathers LP' at #1. Kid Rock, 'The History Of Rock' at #2 and Britney Spears, 'Oops!...I Did It Again' at #3.

The live Bee Gees album "One Night Only" was released on CD in 2002.

In 2001, Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at St Salvator Church, Ireland. Guests included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, Jools Holland and Chrissie Hynde. Heather walked down the aisle clutching a bouquet of 11 'McCartney' roses.

Courtney Love surrendered to US police in 2004 after allegedly assaulting a woman at the home of her former manager and ex-boyfriend. Ms Love was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. She was later released on bail. The charges related to an incident on 25 April 2004, when Ms Love allegedly assaulted a woman with a bottle and a torch at the LA home of Jim Barber.

In 2005, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin founding member and guitarist, was awarded an OBE in the Queen of England's Birthday Honours list and Queen guitarist and founding member Brian May was awarded a CBE.

In 2008, the American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s live music was re-recorded for re-runs. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in the US District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.

Disturbed's "Indestructible" debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2008. Selling 252,000 copies in its first week the album marks the third straight time the group has topped the survey.

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