Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24 - Today In Rock Music History

We Miss You John! Your Spirit Lives On...

John Cipollina, Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Cipollina Guitar

Musicians Born On August 24

1905 Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup (That's Alright)
1939 Ernie Wright (Little Anthony and the Imperials)
1942 Fontella Bass (Rescue Me)
1943 John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1951 Mike Derosier (Heart)
1944 Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
1945 Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)
1945 'Mollie' Duncan (Average White Band)
1956 Matt Aitken (Stock/Aitken/Waterman)
1957 Jeffrey Daniels (Shalamar)
1961 Mark Bedford (Madness)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 24

1959 Browns: 'Three Bells' US 45
1963 Stevie Wonder: 'Twelve-year-old Genius' US LP
1974 Paul Anka: '(You're) Having My Baby' US 45
1985 Huey Lewis: 'The Power of Love' US 45
1991 Metallica : Metallica : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 24

1956 'Studio 51', London's first rock-and-roll club, opens. Rory Blackwell is the first to play

1963 Little Stevie Wonder becomes the first artist to make No. 1 on US pop singles, LP and R&B charts at the same time, with 'Twelve-Year-Old Genius' (LP) and 'Fingertips'

1967 Patti Harrison talks husband George into attending lecture by Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi at the London Hilton. Having sent a note requesting an audience, the Mahareshi invites them and the other Beatles and friends to University College, Bangor where he is holding a Spiritual Regeneration Course

1969 Arlo Guthrie's film 'Alice's Restaurant' premieres in Los Angeles and New York

1979 Cars play Central Park, New York to an audience of half a million

1979 B.B. King celebrates his 30th anniversary in music with a gig at the Roxy Club in Los Angeles

1981 Mark Chapman is sentenced to twenty years in jail for the murder of John Lennon

1983 Jerry Lee Lewis's fifth wife, Shawn, found dead

1989 Huge charity performance of 'Tommy' at Universal Amphitheatre, with Elton John, Robert Plant, Phil Collins and Billy Idol

1990 Sinead O'Connor refuses to perform if the United States National Anthem is played before her show at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Homdel, New Jersey.. Several radio stations ban her music.

1991 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Learning To Fly" enters the singles chart at No.28..

1994 Drummer Dave Abruzzese quits Pearl Jam.

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