Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 18 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Nona Hendryx!

Nona Hendryx, Labelle

Musicians Born On August 18

1918 Cisco Houston (Woodie Guthrie's great friend and fellow folk singer)
1925 Sonny Til (Orioles)
1930 Johnny Preston (Running Bear)
1944 Carl Wayne (Move)
1945 Nona Hendryx (Labelle)
1945 Barbara Harris (Toys)
1950 Dennis Elliot (Foreigner)
1957 Ron Strykert (Men at Work)
1967 Tracy Tracy (Primitives)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 18

1956 Elvis Presley: 'Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel' US 45
1958 Domenico Modugno: 'Volare' US 45
1966 Beatles: 'Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby' UK 45
1973 Peters and Lee; 'We Can Make It' UK LP
1973 Diana Ross: 'Touch Me in the Morning' US 45
1973 Jethro Tull: 'A Passion Play' US LP
1979 Chic: 'Good Times' US 45
1984 George Michael: 'Careless Whisper' UK 45

Various Music Events On August 18

1962 Ringo Starr makes his first appearance as a Beatle, at the Cavern Club

1967 In answer to recent prison sentence for drug possession, Rolling Stones release 'We Love You' in UK

1969 Mick Jagger is accidentally shot on the set of 'Ned Kelly'

1977 Police give their first performance as a trio

1979 Nick Lowe marries Carlene Carter

1981 Moody Blues begin UK tour - their first for two years

1983 Police play to 70,000 fans at Shea Stadium, New York

1984 Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) marries Julie Ann Friedman in London. They both wear pink

1997 The Rolling Stones announce the plans for their upcoming "Bridges To Babylon" tour. The band rolls up to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York in a red '55 Cadillac with Mick driving.

Have a groovy vintage retro day!

- Retro Rebirth

Retro T Shirt, Vintage Clothing, t-shirt, tee, vintage retro, psychedelic art, Warhol Pop Art

If you liked this article then make sure you subscribe to the feed via RSS It's Free. You can also follow me on Twitter too!

Become a Retro Rebirth Fan on our Facebook Page

If you like to you at Retro Videos then take a look at our Retro Video YouTube Page

Check out the Retro Rebirth Design Catalog and see what groovy vintage retro Music & Pop Culture designs we have for sale.

No comments:

Post a Comment