Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 29 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ian Paice!

Ian Paice, Deep Purple Drummer, Ian Paice Birthday June 29

Musicians Born On June 29

1929 Johny Ace (Pledging My Love)
1943 Roger Ruskin Speare (Bonzo Dog Do-Dah Band)
1945 Little Eva (Locomotion)
1945 Dervin and Lincoln Gordon (Equals)
1948 Ian Paice (Deep Purple/Whitesnake)
1953 Colin Hay (Men at Work)
1964 Steadman Pearson (5 Star)

Deaths On June 29

1969 Shorty Long (Here Comes the Judge)
1975 Tim Buckley (singer/songwriter)
1979 Lowell George (Little Feat)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 29

1961 Del Shannon: Runaway UK 45
1968 Small Faces: Ogdens Nut Gone Flake UK LP
1974 Charles Aznavour: She UK 45
1974 Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown US 45
1985 Sister Sledge: Frankie UK 45
1985 Marillion: Misplaced Childhood UK LP
1991 Jason Donovan: Any Dream Will Do UK single
1991 Cher : Love Hurts : UK LP
1996 Alanis Morrissette : Jagged Little Pill : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 29

1888 First musical recording in UK made at Crystal Palace on the occasion of Handel Festival, using Edison equipment

1963 Del Shannon first to take Lennon/McCartney song into US charts as From Me to You debuts, to peak at No. 77

1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in jail for possession of drugs. Mick gets three-month sentence, Keith twelve months. Sent to Brixton prison

1968 Pink Floyd appear with Roy Harper and Jethro Tull at the first Hyde Park free concert

1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at Eagles/Doobie Brothers concert at Oakland Coliseum, California

1981 Duran Duran begin first major UK tour at Brighton Dome

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