Friday, August 13, 2010

August 13 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Tony Santini!

Toni Santini, Sha Na Na, Toni Santini Birthday August 13

Musicians Born On August 13

1948 Tony Santini (Sha-Na-Na)
1951 Dan Fogelberg (Longer)
1958 Feargal Sharkey (A Good Heart Is Hard to Find)
1959 Mark Nevin (Fairground Attraction)

Happy Birthday Feargal Sharkey!

Feargal Sharkey Birthday August 13

Deaths On August 13

1971 King Curtis (soul saxophonist)
1982 Joe Tex (Aint Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman))

Number 1 In The Charts On August 13

1966 Beatles: 'Revolver' UK LP
1966 Lovin' Spoonful: 'Summer in the City' US 45
1968 Manfred Mann: 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' UK 45
1977 Yes: 'Going for the One' UK LP
1983 K.C. and the Sunshine Band: 'Give It Up' UK 45

Various Music Events On August 13

1952 Big Mama Thornton records original version of 'Hound Dog'

1959 Bobby Darin signs a six-year film contract with Paramount, which is expected to earn him $1 million

1964 Kinks go into the UK charts for the first time with 'You Really Got Me'

1965 Jefferson Airplane make their first public appearance at Matrix Club (owned by Marty Balin) in San Francisco

1966 Supremes hit US chart with 'You Can't Hurry Love'

1976 Clash make their London concert debut

1979 Bachman Turnover Overdrive disband

1990 Curtis Mayfield is paralyzed after a tower fell on him before a concert in Brooklyn, New York.

1995 Michael Stipe has surgery for a hernia, the day after the REM finishes a European tour.

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