Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ginger Baker!

Ginger Baker, Cream Drummer, Ginger Baker Birthday August 19

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!

John Deacon, Queen, Queen Bassist, John Deacon Birthday August 19

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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