Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John O'Neill!

John O'Neill, Undertones

Musicians Born On August 26

1903 Jimmy Rushing (Mr Five by Five)
1926 Georgia Gibbs (Dance with Me Henry)
1941 Chris Curtis (Searchers)
1942 Vic Dana (Red Roses for a Blue Lady)
1948 Valerie Simpson (Ashford and Simpson)
1954 Steve Wright (DJ)
1957 John O'Neill (Undertones)
1966 Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows)
1969 Adrian Young (No Doubt)

Deaths On August 26

1981 Lee Hays (Weavers)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 26

1957 Debbie Reynolds: 'Tammy' US 45
1965 Sonny and Cher: 'I Got You Babe' UK 45
1967 Bobbie Gentry: 'Ode to Billy Joe' US 45
1978 Frankie Valli: 'Grease' US 45
1995 Seal : Kiss From A Rose : US single
1995 Blur : Country House : UK single
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP

Various Music Events On August 26

1967 Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' released in US

1967 Beatles (along with Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and scores of newsmen) travel to Bangor to see the Mahareshi

1967 At Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, the three-day Festival of the Flower Children begins, with Alan Price, Marmalade and Bee Gees. The Duchess of Bedford was reported as saying she thought it was a flower show

1970 Jimi Hendrix makes his last public appearance, topping the bill at the Isle of Wight Festival

1973 10CC make their stage debut at the Douglas Palace Lido, Isle of Man

1994 Randy Newman wins an Emmy for the score of film, "Cop Rock."

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