Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Kevin Ayers!

Kevin Ayers, Soft Machine

Musicians Born On August 16

1915` Al Hibbler (Unchained Melody)
1931 Eydie Gorme (Blame It on The Bossa Nova)
1942 Barbara George (I Know)
1945 Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine)
1945 Gary Loizza (Bend Me Shape Me)
1953 James Taylor (Kool and the Gang)
1957 Tim Farriss (INXS)
1958 Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone)
1960 Chris Pedersen (Camper Van Beethoven)

Happy Birthday Madonna!
Madonna Birthday August 16

Deaths On August 16

1938 Robert Johnson (blues musician)
1977 Elvis Presley

We Miss You Elvis!
Elvis Presley

Number 1 In The Charts On August 16

1975 Stylistics: 'I Can't Give You Anything' UK 45
1986 Madonna: 'Papa Don't Preach' US 45
1986 Madonna: 'True Blue' US LP

Various Music Events On August 16

1962 Beatles sack their original drummer, Pete Best, in favour of Ringo Starr

1965 Mike Smith of Dave Clark Five breaks two ribs when pulled from stage by enthusiastic fans at a gig in Chicago

1969 Harry Nilsson debuts on US chart with 'Everybody's Talking'

1970 Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac

1975 Peter Gabriel announces his departure from Genesis. Many predict demise of the group, not anticipating the emergence of Phil Collins as successful replacement singer

1980 Cozy Powell leaves Rainbow, Bill Ward leaves Black Sabbath, Jah Wobble leaves Public Image Ltd, and Jools Holland leaves Squeeze

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