Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Date In Music Histoyr - August 19


Don Fardon ("Indian Reservation") is 67

Ginger Baker - Cream (1940)

Johnny Nash - 1972 #1 single "I Can See Clearly Now" (1940)

Roger Cook - Blue Mink (1940)

Billy J Kramer (1943)

Ian Gillan - Deep Purple (1945)

Deana (Dina) Martin - Singer, actor, daughter of Dean Martin (1948)

John Deacon - Queen (1951)

Joey Tempest - Europe (1963)

Lee Ann Womack (1966)

Missy Higgins - Australian singer-songwriter (1983)

Lil’ Romeo (1989)

They Are Missed:

Rockabilly singer Dorsey Burnette died from a heart attack at his home in Canoga Park, California in 1979.

Soul singer Betty Everett died in 2001 (age 61). She had the 1964 US #6 single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss')."

Saxophonist LeRoi Moore, a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died in 2008 (age 46). Publicist Ambrosia Healy said he died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in June on his Virginia farm.

Wayne Wadhams, lead singer of the Fifth Estate ("Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead") died in 2008.


Pat Boone appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 1957.

In 1964, The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, to a crowd of 17,130. Playing 12 songs which made up their repertoire for the entire tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘You Can't Do That’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘If I Fell’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Boys’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’. Supporting acts were The Righteous Brothers, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, and Jackie DeShannon.

The High Numbers, (The Who) played at The Scene in Soho London, England in 1964.

During a US tour in 1966, the Beatles appeared at the Sam Houston Coliseum, playing two shows to over 25,000 fans. Tickets cost $5.00.

The Beatles scored their 14th US #1 single in 1967 with "All You Need Is Love." Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash, Marianne Faithfull and Walker Brother Gary Leeds all sang backing vocals on the track.

The final "Monkees" TV show aired on NBC in 1968.

In 1969, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Jefferson Airplane all appeared on the ABC TV Dick Cavett Show from Television Center in New York City.

Led Zeppelin kicked off a North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada in 1971. The band played to a sold out crowd of over 17,000 fans, another 3,000 fans outside the venue who didn't have tickets started a battle with local police.

Chicago started a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1972 with 'Chicago V'.

In 1972, NBC-TV presented "The Midnight Special" for the first time with John Denver as the first host.

A riot broke out in 1980 after Alice Cooper cancels a Toronto concert due to an asthma attack.

In 1988, "Crazy" by Patsy Cline, and Elvis Presley’s, "Hound Dog" were announced as the most played jukebox songs of the first hundred years. The jukebox had been around since 1906, but earlier models had been first seen in 1889.

In 1996, James Brown appeared in Montauk, New York, as part of his Back at the Ranch tour. Brown who had a history of beating his wife, offered money that was raised at the event to an anti-violence organization called The Retreat, but was turned down.

Fleetwood Mac's reunion album "The Dance" was released in 1997.

In 1999, Lauryn Hill won New Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the US 'Source Hip Hop Music Awards' in Los Angeles. R. Kelly won R&B Artist of The Year; DMX won Artist Of The Year and solo and live performer Of The Year.

In 2003, a man from Nottinghamshire who sent threatening emails to S Club singer Tina Barrett was jailed for six months. 41 year-old Steven Hindley, showered the singer with roses, chocolates and teddy-bears. But when the messages were ignored, he began to mention threats to the band, including a potential sniper attack. One email begged Miss Barrett to visit him at his home, claiming he was the victim of an incurable brain-tumour and had just three weeks to live.

A suitcase thought to contain Beatles memorabilia and recordings discovered at an Australian flea market in 2004 turned out to be a hoax with many of the items mere photocopies or phonies. There are no recordings.

A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin in 2005. The ceremony was attended by his former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore, Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham.

In 2006, VH1 Classic broadcasted the final episode of the legendary BBC music program Top Of The Pops with performances by the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. The program includes rare footage of John Lennon, T. Rex, U2, Elton John and Rod Stewart.

In 2007, the surviving founding members of Boston play Come Together, a concert in Beantown paying tribute to late frontman Brad Delp. Extreme and Godsmack (playing mostly acoustic) also perform. The show culminates with an introduction of the past and present Boston members in attendance and a performance of "Don't Look Back."

Elvis Presley went to #1 on the UK album chart in 2007 with 'The King.'

Lady Gaga's album "The Fame" was released in 2008.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum benefit begins in Cary, NC in 2008. Performing during the two-day event are Cream's Jack Bruce, Jefferson Starship, former Styx singer-keyboardist Dennis DeYoung and one-time Traffic guitarist Dave Mason. Concert proceeds also go to the John Entwistle Foundation, a charity named for the late Who bassist.

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