Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 29 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Mike Pinera!

Mike Pinera, Blues Image

Musicians Born On September 29

1935 Jerry Lee Lewis (Great Balls of Fire)
1942` Jean-Luc Ponty (French violinist)
1948 Mark Farina (Grand Funk)
1948 Mike Pinera (Blues Image)
1957 Mari Wilson (Just What I've Always Wanted)
1963 Matt and Luke Goss (Bros)
1968 Brad Smith (Blind Melon)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 29

1958 Tommy Edwards: 'It's All in the Game' US 45
1960 Ricky Valence: 'Tell Laura I Love Her' UK 45
1973 Simon Park Orchestra: 'Eye Level' UK 45
1973 Grand Funk: 'We're an American Band' US 45
1979 Police: 'Message in a Bottle' UK 45
1979` Boney M: 'Oceans of Fantasy' UK LP
1984 Prince: 'Let's Go Crazy' US 45
1990 Maria McKee: 'Show Me Heaven' UK single
1990 Nelson : (Cant Live Without Your) Love And Affection : US single

Various Music Events On September 29

1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets release 'Oh Boy/Not Fade Away'

1958 Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace' enters US pop charts at No. 27

1960 Sam Cooke's 'Chain Gang' hits UK chart

1960 Johnny Burnette debuts on UK chart with 'Dreamin''

1961 Bob Dylan plays harmonica on Caroline Hester's first LP for Columbia - his first recorded appearance

1963 Rolling Stones begin their first-ever tour of UK (with the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley) at New Victoria, London

1967 Motown releases Gladys Knight's 'I Heard It on the Grapevine'

1975 Jackie Wilson's career ends when he is struck by a massive heart attack while performing in Philadelphia

1976 Boy George expelled from school

1977 James Brown's band walk out on him before the show in Halendale, Flordia, claiming they are underpaid

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