Sunday, September 12, 2010

September 12 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Neil Peart!

Neil Peart, Rush, Rush Drummer

Musicians Born On September 12

1943 Maria Muldaur (Midnight at the Oasis)
1944 Barry White (Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe)
1945 Andrea Simpson (Caravelles)
1952 Gerry Beckley (America)
1952 Neil Peart (Rush)
1956 Barry Andrews (XTC)
1972 Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 12

1963 Beatles: 'She Loves You' UK 45
1970 Smokey Robinson: 'Tears of a Clown' UK 45
1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival: 'Cosmos Factory' UK LP
1981 Meatloaf: 'Dead Ringer' UK LP
1981 Journey: 'Escape' US LP
1987 Michael Jackson: 'Bad' UK LP
1992 Mike Oldfield : Tubular Bells II : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 12

1948 Thirteen-year-old Elvis Presley moves with his family from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee

1958 Cliff Richard hits UK chart for first time with 'Move It'

1959 ITV broadcast first edition of new weekly pop show, 'Boy Meets Girl', with Marty Wilde

1965 Beatles 'Yesterday' released in US. (There are now more than 2,500 recorded versions of the song)

1966 'The Monkees' TV show debuts on NBC TV in America

1970 Bob Dylan plays in Woodie Guthrie Memorial Concert at Hollywood Bowl

1972 Faces headline at Madison Square Garden

1977 James Lewis McCartney born to Paul and Linda

1979 2-Tone label releases 'Gangsters', by Specials

1987 'La Bamba' soundtrack LP and single achieve double top in US charts

1990 Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks both announce that they'll no longer perform with Fleetwood Mac.

1992 Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" album enters the chart

1992 The "Honeymoon In Vegas" soundtrack enters the album chart. Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Bono and others appear on the album which features all Elvis covers
Two thirds of the way through, Oasis abruptly cancel their U.S. tour, due to "internal differences."

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