Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Joe Jackson!

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Musicians Born On August 11

1914 Buster Brown (Fanny Mai)
1942` Mike Hugg (Manfred Mann)
1943 Michael Kale (Guess Who)
1947 Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1949 Eric Carmen (Raspberries)
1950 Erik Brann (Iron Butterfly)
1955 Joe Jackson (Stepping Out)
1962 Bragi Ólafsson (The Sugarcubes)
1964 Hamish Seelochan (Pasadenas)
1968 Chris Kelly (Kris Kross)
1968 Charlie Sexton

Deaths On August 11

1996 Mel Taylor (Ventures)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 11

1962 Neil Sedaka: 'Breaking Up Is Hard to Do' US 45
1979 Knack: 'Get the Knack' US LP
1984 Ray Parker Jr: 'Ghostbusters' US 45
1997 Will Smith : Men In Black : UK single

Various Music Events On August 11

1962 Booker T. and the MGs debut on US chart with 'Green Onions'

1962 Supremes debut on US chart with 'Your Heart Belongs to Me'

1963 First annual Richmond Jazz and Blues Festival opens with Rolling Stones

1966 The controversy over John Lennon's remark about the Beatles being more popular than Jesus continues - Capitol share prices fall, and the city fathers of Memphis request cancellation of all concerts

1968 Beatles launch Apple Records and declare that it is 'National Apple Week'

1972 Mayor of San Antonio declares Cheech and Chong Day

1973 Mott the Hoople's 'Mott' and Van Morrison's 'Hard Nose The Highway' hit UK LP chart

1979 Ry Cooder's 'Bop til You Drop' hits UK LP chart

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