Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Randy DeBarge!

Randy DeBarge Birthday August 6

Musicians Born On August 6

1929 Mike Elliott (Foundations)
1940 Mike Sarne (Come Outside)
1952 Pat McDonald (Timbuk 3)
1958 Randy DeBarge (DeBarge)
1972 Geri Halliwell (formerly of Spice Girls)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 6

1983 Beach Boys: 'Very Best of the Beach Boys' UK LP
1988 Yazz: 'The Only Way Is Up' UK 45
1994 Lisa Loeb/Nine Stories : Stay (I Missed You) : US single

Various Music Events On August 6

1954 Gales R&B road tour, featuring Drifters, Spaniels and Roy Hamilton, opens in Cleveland

1955 Chuck Berry debuts on US R&B chart with 'Maybellene'

1959 ABC label in US signs Cliff Richard

1965 The Who and The Yardbirds perform at Richmond Jazz Festival

1965` Small Faces release 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' in UK

1966 Simon and Garfunkel release 'Dangling Conversation' in UK

1968 Doors win gold disc for 'Waiting for the Sun' LP

1973 Stevie Wonder seriously injured when his car collides with a lorry in North Carolina. He is in a coma for four days

1977 Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True' hits UK LP chart

1977 Police play for last time as a four-piece at Mont Du Marson Punk Festival

1981 Fourth reggae Sunsplash Festival begins in Jamaica, starring Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff

1982 Sting releases 'Spread a Little Happiness', his first solo single (it peaks at No. 16)

1982 US film premiere of 'The Wall' in New York. Written by Roger Waters and based on Pink Floyd LP, it stars Bob Geldof

1996 Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell jam with the Ramones at the Ramones last concert at L.A.'s Palace.

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