Happy Birthday Ginger Baker!
Musicians Born On August 19
1939 Ginger Baker (Cream)
1940 Johnny Nash (I Can See Clearly Now)
1945 Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
1948 Billy J. Kramer (Trains and Boats and Planes)
1951 John Deacon (Queen)
1963 Joey Tempest (Europe)
1968 MC Eric (Technotronic)
Happy Birthday Ian Gillian!
Deaths On August 19
1979 Dorsey Burnette (There was a Tall Oak Tree)
Number 1 In The Charts On August 19
1967 Beatles: 'All You Need Is Love' US 45
1972 'Chicago V' US LP
1978 Commodores: 'Three Times a Lady' UK 45
1995 Black Grape : It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah! : UK LP
Happy Birthday John Deacon!
Various Music Events On August 19
1950 Hank Snow begins 21-week run at top of American country music chart with 'I'm Moving On'
1954` 2,400 fans jam Hollywood Savoy Ballroom to see B.B. King, Johnny Otis and the Platters
1955 New York radio station WINS announces that it will no longer play 'cover' records - this means originals of songs such as 'Ain't That A Shame' by Fats Domino rather than white copies by Pat Boone, etc.
1964 Beatles begin their first American concert tour, with 26 dates, including several giant outdoor stadiums - a taste of the big tours to come. (Tour begins at Cow Palace, San Francisco)
1967 Pink Floyd debut on UK LP chart with 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn'
1967 Radio station KNOW in Denver, US, bans all Beatles tracks because of drug references
1969 Miles Davis LP 'Bitches Brew' recorded in New York
1972 Roxy Music debut on UK chart with 'Virginia Plain'
1976 Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter visits fifth annual Capricorn picnic
1989 Del Amitri debut on UK chart with 'Kiss This Thing Goodbye'
1997 Fleetwood Mac's reunion album "The Dance" is released
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