Monday, August 9, 2010

August 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bruce Dickinson!

Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden,Bruce Dickinson Birthday August 7

Musicians Born On August 7

1925 Felice Bryant (songwriter for Everly Brothers)
1926 Stan Freberg (US pop satirist)
1936 Charles Pope (Tams)
1942 B.J. Thomas
1950 Rodney Crowell (US country singer)
1952 Andy Fraser (Free)
1958 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
1960 Jacqui O'Sullivan (Bananarama)
1964 Ian Dench (EMF)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 7

1965 Herman's Hermits: 'I'm Henry the Eighth I Am' US 45
1971 Bee Gees: 'How Can You Mend a Broken Heart' UK 45
1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee: 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' UK 45
1982 Dexy's Midnight Runners: 'Come on Eileen' UK 45
1982 'Kids From Fame' TV soundtrack UK LP
1982 Fleetwood Mac' 'Mirage' US LP
1993 Cypress Hill : Black Sunday : US LP

Various Music Events On August 7

1960 Ike and Tina Turner release their first single together, 'A Fool in Love', in US. It's Tina's first release, but husband Ike has been making records since
1951, when he led Kings of Rhythm on 'Rocket 88'

1961 Patsy Cline tops American country chart with 'I Fall to Pieces'

1963 'Beach Party' - the original beach movie with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello - premieres in the US

1964 Herman's Hermits release 'I'm Into Something Good' in UK

1964 'Time' magazine headline reads: 'Beatles Blow It'. The review of a 'A Hard Days' Night' says: 'Avoid film at all costs!'

1968 Aretha Franklin's 'I Say a Little Prayer' hits UK chart

1974 Peter Wolf (ex-J. Geils Band) marries Faye Dunaway

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