Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30 - Today In Rock Music History

John Phillips, Mamas and The Papas

Musicians Born On August 30

1939 John Peel (DJ)
1944 Chuck Colbert (American Breed)
1945 John Phillips (Mamas and the Papas)
1950 Mick Moody (Whitesnake)
1958 Martin Jackson (Swing Out Sister)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 30

1957 Paul Anka: 'Diana' UK 45
1969 Zager and Evans: 'In the Year 2525' UK 45
1969 Elvis Presley: 'From Elvis in Memphis' UK LP
1975 Rod Stewart: 'Atlantic Crossing' UK LP
1975 KC and the Sunshine Band: 'Get Down Tonight' UK 45
1980 Christopher Cross: 'Sailing' US 45
1986 Steve Winwood: 'Higher Love' US 45
1997 The Notorious BIG/Puff Daddy/MASE : Mo Money Mo Problems : US single
Oasis : Be Here Now : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 30

1956 Tony Crombie and the Rockets become first British rock-and-roll band to tour UK

1959 Bobby Darin hits US chart with 'Mack the Knife'

1972 John and Yoko Lennon play 'One to One', their first 'oifficial' American solo concert, a benefit for New York's Willowbrook Hospital, at Madison Square Garden

1973 Denny Sewell quits Wings

1975 Bad Company's 'Feel Like Making Love' hits UK chart

1975 Steely Dan enter UK singles chart for the first time with 'Do it Again'

1980 Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' hits UK LP chart

1980 Gary Numan hits UK chart at No. 8 with 'I Die You Die'

1984 British Rail name new Intercity train after TV show 'Top of the Pops'

1986 Genesis' 'In Too Deep' hits UK chart

1993 Billy Joel is the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman."

1995 James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunite for their first concert together in 16 years on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusettes.

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