Monday, May 10, 2010

May 9 - Today In Rock Music History

Musician's Born On May 9

1937 Dave Prater (Sam and Dave)
1937 Sonny Curtis (Crickets)
1941 Pete Birrell (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1942 Tommy Roe (Dizzy)
`1949 Billy Joel (Just the Way You Are)
1962 Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)
1962 Paul 'PD' Heaton (Housemartins, Beautiful South)
1964 Kevin Saunderson (Inner City)
1965 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (Curiosity Killed the Cat)

Deaths On May 9

1983 Bob Neal (DJ and former Presley manager)

Number 1 In The Charts On May 9

1964 Louis Armstrong: Hello Dolly US 45
1970 Guess Who: American Woman US 45
1981 Adam and the Ants: Stand and Deliver UK 45
1987 Starship: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now UK 45
1987 Curiosity Killed the Cat: Keep Your Distance UK LP
1992 KWS : Please Dont Go/Game Boy : UK single
1992 Simply Red : Stars : UK LP

Various Music Events On May 9

1958 One day after DJ Alan Freed is indicted for inciting unlawful destruction of property, he quits his job at WINS Station New York.

1962 Beatles sign their contract with EMI Records

1963 Paul McCartney meets Jane Asher after Beatles' Albert Hall gig

1964 Chuck Berry begins his first UK tour at Finsbury Astoria

1973 Mick Jagger makes official donation of $350,000 to aid victims of Nicaraguan earthquake, adding £150,000 of his own money to the receipts of Stones benefit concert at La Forum.

1974 Bruce Springsteen's performance at Boston's Harvard Square Theatre prompts Jon Landau to say: 'I have seen the future of rock and roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen.'

1988 Several Department stores in Minnesota refuse to stock the newly released Prince album, "Lovesexy" because the cover photo features a nude photo of him.

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