Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 15 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Brian Eno!

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Musician's Born On May 15

1918 Eddy Arnold (Make The World Go Away)
1944 Titch (Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch)
1944 Graham Goble (Little River Band)
1948 Brian Eno (Roxy Music)
1951 Dennis Fredericksen (Toto)
1953 Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells)
1957 Trini Lopez (If I Had a Hammer)
1959 Andrew Eldritch (Sisters of Mercy)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 15

1959 Elvis Presley: A Fool Such As I UK 45
1971 Dawn: Knock Three Times UK 45
1971 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Four-Way Street US LP
1976 Silvers: Boogie Fever US 45
1976 Rolling Stones: Black and Blue US LP
1982 Nicole: A Little Peace UK 45
1982 Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney: Ebony and Ivory US 45
1982 Asia: Asia US LP
1993 Janet Jackson : Thats The Way Love Goes : US single
1993 New Order : Republic : UK LP
1993 Various : The Bodyguard (OST) : US LP

Various Music Events On May 15

1965 Byrds debut on US chart with Mr. Tambourine Man, their first No. 1

1965 Four Tops score their fourth US hit with I Can't Help Myself, their first No. 1

1970 Pink Floyd perform two-and-a-half-hour set at Crystal Palace, complete with fireworks and fifty-foot inflatable octopus. The concert is so loud that fish die in the lake

1970 Radio North Sea International bombed by commando frogmen hired by a director of the rival station, Radio Veronica

1971 Two John/Yoko films (Apotheosis and Fly) are shown at Cannes Festival

1973 Pointer Sisters make their live debut

1980 Sex Pistols film The Great Rock and Roll Swindle released

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