Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 18 - Today In Rock Music History

Rick Wakeman, Rick Wakeman Birthday May 18

Musician's Born On May 18

1911 Joe Turner (Corrina Corrina)
1912 Perry Como (Magic Moments)
1942 Albert Hammond (It Never Rains in Southern California)
1949 Rick Wakeman (Yes)
1949 Bill Wallace (Guess Who)
1953 Butch Tavares (Tavares)
1958 Toyah (Thunder in the Mountains)

Deaths On May 18

1980 Ian Curtis (Joy Division)

Rick Wakeman, Rick Wakeman Birthday May 18

Number 1 In The Charts On May 18

1959 Wilbert Harrison: Kansas City US 45
1961 Floyd Cramer: On the Rebound UK 45
1963 Jimmy Soul: If You Wanna Be Happy US 45
1967 Tremeloes: Silence Is Golden UK 45
1968 Archie Bell: Tighten Up US 45
1968 Scott Walker: Scott 2 UK LP
1974 Rubettes: Sugar Baby Love UK 45
1974 Ray Stevens: The Streak US 45
1985 Simple Minds: (Don't You) Forget About Me US 45
1991 Hi-Five: I Like the Way US 45
1996 Bones-Thugs-N-Harmony : The Crossroads : US single
1996 Ash : 1977 : UK LP

Rick Wakeman, Rick Wakeman Birthday May 18

Various Music Events On May 18

1956 Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes hits UK chart

1957 Chuck Berry's School Day tops US R&B chart

1963 Beatles begin their first headlining tour at the Granada, Slough

1969 Oh Happy Day by Edwin Hawkins released in UK

1971 The Band launch their first European tour in Rotterdam, Holland

1973 Paul Simon releases Kodachrome in the US

1979 Night Owl by Gerry Rafferty and Girls Talk by Dave Edmunds released in the UK

1985 Marillion hit UK chart with Kayleigh

1985 Prince hits US Hot 100 at No. 27 with Raspberry Beret (on way to No. 2)

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