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April 1st, 2011, 06:46 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
From: On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yea...I win!!
| | 1 APRIL page 1 of 2 in 1582 - Thomas Simpson, composer is born.
in 1643 - Christian Demelius, composer is born.
in 1721 - Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees) is born.
in 1725 - Francois Bainville, composer is born.
in 1734 - Louis Lully, composer, dies at 69
in 1772 - Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer is born. in 1799 - Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52 in 1802 - Hubert Reis, composer is born. in 1807 - Louis Francois Chambray, composer, dies at 69
in 1807 - Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer, dies at 61. in 1830 - Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer, dies at 51
in 1834 - Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer is born.
in 1847 - Gavriil Musicescu, composer is born.
in 1866 - Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino) is born. in 1866 - Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer, dies at 98
in 1871 - F Melius Christiansen, composer is born.
in 1872 - Tadeusz Joteyko, composer is born.
in 1873 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor) is born. in 1878 - Eugene Gautier, composer, dies at 56.
in 1883 - Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor is born.
in 1886 - Casimir von Paszthory, composer is born.
in 1895 - Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues) is born.
in 1901 - Boris Koutzen, composer is born.
in 1905 - Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica) is born.
in 1907 - Walter Kaufmann, composer is born.
in 1909 - Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orch) is born.
in 1914 - Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist is born.
in 1915 - Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show) is born. in 1915 - Johann Joseph Abert, composer, dies at 82
in 1917 - Johnny Andrews, Boston, singer/host (Songs at Twilight) is born. in 1917 - Scott Joplin dies at age 49. African-American composer and pianist, born in Bowie County, Texas, into the first post-slavery generation. Settling in Sedalia, Mo., in 1895, he studied music at the George R. Smith College for Negroes hoping to become a concert pianist, but he achieved fame for his unique ragtime compositions, and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his career, he wrote forty-four original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and remained so for a century. Moving to New York City in '07, he wrote an instruction book, The School of Ragtime, outlining his complex bass patterns, sporadic syncopation, stop-time breaks, and harmonic ideas, which were widely imitated. Scott and ragtime was stimulated in the 1970s by the use of his music in the Academy Award-winning score to the film The Sting. Also in 1970 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by the National Academy of Popular Music and in 1976 he was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his special contribution to American music (Scott suffered a nervous breakdown and collapse in 1911, and by 1916, he was suffering from tertiary syphilis, then in January 1917, he was admitted to a mental institution, Manhattan State Hospital, where he sadly died a few months later) in 1918 - Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64
in 1921 - Douglas Allenbrook, composer is born.
in 1921 - William L Bergsma, Oakland California, composer (Fortunate Island) is born.
in 1924 - Gunther Becker, composer is born. in 1925 - Francis William Davenport, composer, dies at 77
in 1927 - Amos Milburn, rocker is born.
in 1930 - Joan Franks-Williams, composer is born. in 1930 - Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
in 1932 - Jiri Smutny, composer is born. in 1936 - Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
in 1939 - Rudolph Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, rocker (Isley Brothers-Shout) is born.
in 1942 - Alan Blakley, rocker (Brian Poole and The Tremeloes) is born.
in 1942 - Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells) is born.
in 1942 - Phil Margo, Bkln, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight) is born.
in 1946 - Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, London, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl) is born.
in 1946 - John Barbata, drummer (Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor) is born.
in 1946 - Arthur Conley, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music) is born.
in 1948 - Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer is born. in 1948 - Simon Crowe, rock drummer (Boomtown Rats-Maxinguaye) is born. in 1951 - Clement D'Hooghe, composer, dies at 51
in 1952 - Billy Currie, rock keyboardist/violinist (Ultravox-We Came to Dance) is born.
in 1954 - Jeff Porcaro, LA Calif, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa) is born.
in 1955 - Stan Ridway, rocker (Wall Of Voodoo) is born. in 1955 - George Martin became the head of A&R for EMI's Parlophone label.
in 1956 - Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People) is born. in 1956 - Elvis Presley was given a screen test at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, acting the role of Jimmy Curry in a scene from 'The Rainmaker.' in 1957 - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers appeared at the London Palladium, London, England. in 1961 - Mark White, rock guitarist (ABC-All of My Heart) is born. in 1961 - The Beatles began a three-month residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, playing 92 straight nights. The group played for seven hours a night on weekdays and eight hours at weekends with a fifteen-minute break every hour. It was during this visit that Astrid Kirchherr cut Stuart Sutcliffe's hair into the style destined to become known as the "Beatle haircut" which The Beatles later adopted themselves. in 1964 - John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years. in 1964 - Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60. in 1965 - The Who recorded an appearance for Top Of The Pops at the Manchester television studio. The band then played a gig supporting Donovan at The Town Hall, Wembley, with Rod Stewart & the Soul Agents appearing at the bottom of the bill. in 1966 - Pye Records released David Bowie's first solo single, 'Do Anything You Say'. Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third. in 1966 - The Troggs recorded ‘Wild Thing’ at Regent Sound Studio in London. The song went on to be a No.1 US and No.2 UK hit in June the following year. 1967, The Kinks appeared in concert at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland. in 1969 - Ambrose Slade (Slade) made their live debut at Walsall Town Hall, Walsall, England. in 1969 - The Beach Boys announced they were suing their record label Capitol for $2m in unpaid royalties.
in 1970 - 50 musicians recorded the orchestral scores for The Beatles tracks ‘The Long And Winding Road’ and ‘Across The Universe’ for the Phil Spector produced sessions. The bill for the 50 musicians was £1,126 and 5 shillings, ($1.914). in 1970 - Earls Court in London received over one million postal ticket applications for The Rolling Stones forthcoming six concerts as part of the group's European tour.
in 1970 - As an April Fool's joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that they were having dual sex change operations. in 1970 - John and Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations. in 1972 - the three-day Mar Y Sol festival in Puerto Rico took place, featuring Rod Stewart, Dr John, The Allman Brothers, Osibisa, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Alice Cooper, The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Security was simple as the event took place on an island accessible by ticket only.
in 1973 - Curved Air kicked off a 12-date UK tour at Birmingham Town Hall. 1975, The Bay City Rollers TV series 'Shang-A- Lang' premiered on ITV in the UK. in 1973 - John and Yoko form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence. in 1974 - Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
in 1975 - Kristine Quance, 100m breaststroke/200m medley (Olympics-96) is born. in 1976 - Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
in 1976 - Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73. in 1976 - making their live debut in the UK, AC/DC played at The Red Cow in Hammersmith, London. in 1976 - The Buzzcocks played their debut live gig when the appeared at Bolton Institute Of Technology. The power was turned off after three numbers.
in 1976 - Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's house was broken into with thieves taking guitars valued at over £7,000. in 1978 - Elvis Costello and The Attractions appeared at The Bracknell Sports Centre, Berkshire, England. in 1979 - Bruno Coquatrix dies at age 68. French songwriter and music impresario born in Ronchin. He made himself known as songwriter-composer, writing over 300 songs including Mon ange; Clopin-clopant; Cheveux dans le vent, as well as some operettas. He was also the impresario of some French singers, e.g. Jacques Pills and Lucienne Boyer. Bruno also managed the variety theatre Bobino before he took over the Olympia, Europe’s biggest music hall in 1954. He then staged all the era’s celebrities, including Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Gilbert Bécaud, Johnny Hallyday, Dalida, Édith Piaf, Annie Cordy, Mireille Mathieu, Yves Montand, and so many others. He also co-founded a record company, the Disques Versailles. in 1981 - Eua Sunthornsanan dies at age 71. Thai composer and bandleader, born in Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province. A pioneer in introducing Western music into Thai popular culture, he founded the Suntaraporn band in the 1940s, Thailand's best-known big band, it continues to play concerts and special functions. In 1936 he started composing scores for Thai films, and combined jazz and Western classical music with traditional Thai classical music. It was an already established genre, called phleng Thai sakol, but with his compositions, he greatly expanded the repertoire. With his own popular big band, Suntaraporn, phleng Thai sakol found a wider audience (cancer) in 1984 - Marvin Gaye /Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. dies at age 44. Legendary Motown singer, pianist, drummer, songwriter, with a three-octave vocal range. Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla subsidiary of Motown Records. After a year as a session drummer, Marvin ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties. Due to solo hits including "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", "Ain't That Peculiar", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, he was crowned "The Prince of Motown" and "The Prince of Soul". Notable for fighting the hit-making but restrictive Motown process in which performers and songwriters and producers were kept separate, he proved with albums like his 1971 What's Going On and his 1973 Let's Get It On that he was able to produce music without relying on the system, inspiring fellow Motown artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to do the same. (shot dead by his father during a violent argument, the day before his 45 birthday. Marvin's relatives claimed that he had purposely pushed his father to the edge instead of having to commit suicide) . Marvin Sr. was sentenced to six years of probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after doctors discovered Marvin Sr. had a brain tumor. in 1985 - Tom Bailey singer with The Thompson Twins collapsed from exhaustion while staying at The Holiday Inn, Chelsea. He was flown to Paris to see his private doctor. 1985, David Lee Roth quit Van Halen shortly after releasing his version of The Beach Boys', ‘California Girls’, (which featured Carl Wilson on background vocals). He was replaced by Sammy Hagar later in the year. in 1989 - Madonna scored her third UK No.1 album with 'Like A Prayer.' Also a US No.1 the album spent 70 weeks on the UK chart.
in 1989 - The Bangles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Eternal Flame', also a No.1 in the UK and the biggest selling single of 1989 in Australia.
in 1990 - Willie Nelson's tour bus crashed into a car in Riverdale, Canada, killing the car driver. in 1990 - Guns and Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames. in 1992 - Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman. in 1992 - Nigel Preston dies at age 32. British drummer; a founding member of The Death Cult and The Cult. He also played and recorded with Sex Gang Children, Theatre of Hate, The Gun Club, and The Baby Snakes. His biggest hit was "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult from their "Love" L.P. In March 1985, The Cult recorded their fourth single, "She Sells Sanctuary", which charted at #15 in the UK charts. It re-entered the charts at #56 in September 1986, spending 14 consecutive weeks on the charts. The song was recently voted No.18 in VH1's Indie 100. Preston refused to accept being put on wages after the song became a hit and parted company with the band in June of 1985 (an apparent overdose
April 1st, 2011, 06:47 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
From: On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yea...I win!!
| | 1 APRIL page 2 of 2 in 1992 - Walter Andreas Schwarz dies at age 78. German singer, songwriter, novelist, Kabarettist, author of radio dramas and translator. In 1956, he competed with his own composition "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" in the German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest and won. Along with Freddy Quinn, he therefore became the first German entrant in the competition. The song was released as a single but commercially, it was not very successful. Other notable records were not released. He went on to become a successful author of novels and especially radio dramas. One of his last contirbutions was an adaption of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in 1990 and 1991, which included 17 episodes in 1995 - Francisco Moncion, dancer, dies at 73. in 1995 - The Outhere Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle). The duo from Chicago had four other Top 20 hits this year. in 1998 - Rozz Williams /Roger Painter dies at age 34. American deathrock vocalist, a pioneer of deathrock, most famous for fronting the bands Christian Death and Shadow Project, the latter with his then wife, Eva O. He took the name of Rozz Williams from a gravestone he found in Pomona cemetery. His first bands were called The Crawlers, The Upsetters, The Asexuals and Daucus Karota before he went on to form Christian Death in late 1979. The band broke up temporarily in 1981, and Rozz formed Premature Ejaculation. Other musical projects he was involved in include Heltir and EXP Premature Ejaculation. He also recorded several solo albums including ''Every King a Bastard Son'', ''The Whorse's Mouth'', ''Live In Berlin'', ''Accept The Gift of Sin'' (Suicide, found by Ryan Wildstar, his roommate of 7 years, hanged to death in their West Hollywood apartment) in 1999 - Jesse Stone dies at age 97. American rhythm and blues musician and songwriter whose influence spanned a wide range of genres. He also used the pseudonyms Charles Calhoun and Chuck Calhoun. Born in Atchison, Kansas, by 1926 he had formed a group, the Blue Serenaders, and cut his first record, "Starvation Blues", in 1927. For the next few years he worked as a pianist and arranger in Kansas City, recording with Julia Lee among others, and then in the 1930s organised a larger orchestra. In 1953 he wrote Ray Charles' hit "Losing Hand", and also wrote "Money Honey", which became the first hit record for The Drifters, topping the national R&B chart for 11 weeks. The following year, he arranged "Sh-Boom" by The Chords. His best known composition as Calhoun was "Shake, Rattle and Roll". In 1960, he served as arranger and orchestra director for a session for LaVern Baker which produced four songs including the hit Bumble Bee. Jesse was honored by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1992 with a Pioneer Award. in 2000 - Santana started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with, 'Maria Maria.' in 2001 - Crazytown went back to No.1 on the US singles chart for two weeks with 'Butterfly'. in 2001 - TV's 'Popstars' winners Hear'say started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album 'Popstars.' in 2001 - it was reported that Spice Girl Mel B had been advised to sell her £3.5m Buckinghamshire mansion because she couldn't afford to run it. The singer told friends she had to take out a £500.000 bank loan. in 2001 - Trinh Cong Son dies at age 62. Vietnamese composer, musician, painter and songwriter. He, along with Pham Duy and Van Cao, is widely considered one of the three most salient figures of modern (non-classical) Vietnamese music. Trinh Cong wrote over 500 songs, and, during the 1960s and 1970s, Joan Baez dubbed him the Bob Dylan of Vietnam for his moving antiwar songs. He became one of South Vietnam's best-known singer-songwriters, after his first hit, Uot mi/Tearing 'Lashes in 1958.
in 2002 - Paul McCartney kicked off the first leg of his 19 date ‘Driving USA’ North American tour at The Oakland Arena, Oakland. in 2003 - Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing dies at age 46. Hong Kong singer, director and film actorborn in Kowloon, Hong Kong; he was considered as "one of the founding fathers of Cantopop", and he combined a hugely successful film and music career. In 1977, he won second prize by singing Don McLean's "American Pie" at the Asian Music Contest held by Rediffusion Television. He signed a contract with RTV, which became Asia Television Limited and began his career in the entertainment industry. He also signed a music contract with Polydor Records, releasing Day Dreaming in 1977 and Lover's Arrow in 1979. He soon became an icon and in 2000, Leslie was named Asian Biggest Superstar by China Central Television, and voted/ranked the 1st as The Most Favorite Actor in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in 2005 (Leslie committed suicide at 6:41pm. Sadly he had been suffering from severe clinical depression for a year and leapt to his death from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island). in 2004 - Paul Atkinson dies at age 58. UK guitarist for legendary rock band The Zombies along with Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White and Hugh Grundy, scoring US hits in the mid- and late-1960s with "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Time of the Season". He later became an artists and repertoire executive, discovering and signing such bands as ABBA, Bruce Hornsby, Mr. Mister, Judas Priest, and Michael Penn. On 25 November, 1997, all five Zombies reunited at the Jazz Cafe in London's Camden Town as part of a solo show by Colin Blunstone, to perform "She's Not There" and "Time of the Season". (sadly died in a Santa Monica, California hospital of a liver and kidney disease)
in 2004 - Nilo Soruco / Danilo Soruco Arancibia dies at age 76. Bolivian singer-songwriter; a communist, he was banned under the Bolivian leadership of the 1970s and was in exile in Caracas, Venezuela until 1978. He wrote more than 300 songs, including “Instantánea”, "La vida es linda", "Ya la pagarán", “Duraznero”, and particularly "Caraqueña", composed in his Venezuelan exile. Danilo won Bolivia's National Culture Prize in 2003
in 2005 - Alexander Brott /Joël Brod dies at age 90. Canadian violinist and composer, born in Montreal; he earned degress from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University (MU) and the Juilliard School. He began his career as a concert violinist in the 1930s and joined the faculty at the MU, teaching there until his retirement in 1980. He founded the McGill Chamber Orchestra and was leader of the Montreal Orchestra, Les Concerts symphoniques de Montréal and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra from 1945 to 1958. In 1939, he joined the Faculty of Music at McGill University, where he remained until 1980. His compositions included Arabesque, Circle, Triangle, 4 Squares, and Paraphrase in Polyphony. He was also the founder and musical director of the McGill Chamber Orchestra. He also conducted the Kingston Symphony from 1965 to 1981. In 1979 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and in 1988 he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 2005 - Jack Keller dies at age 68. American songwriter native of Brooklyn, New York; after writing hits for the Chordettes and the Poni-Tails, he got his big break in late 1959 when he joined Al Nevins and Don Kirshner's publishing company, Aldon Music. Here, together Jack and Howard Greenfield wrote 'My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own', 'Everybody's Somebody's Fool' and 'Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart', all smash hits for Connie Francis, and Jimmy Clanton's 'Venus In Blue Jeans'. With Gerry Goffin he wrote 'No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile' and 'How Can I Meet Her' for the Everly Brothers, 'Run To Him' and 'A Forever Kind Of Love' for Bobby Vee, plus hits for Brenda Lee, Little Eva, the Cookies and others. In 1963, he moved to LA and began writing theme tunes for Columbia's TV shows, including Bewitched, Gidget, Hazel, The Flying Nun and, later, Here Come The Brides, out of which came the Perry Como hit 'Seattle'. His compositions continued to be recorded by Frank Sinatra, Patti Page, Mama Cass and other stars. He also worked with the Monkees, co-producing both their first album and the theme song from their hit TV series. His other producer credits included records by Tony Orlando, Hoyt Axton, Jewel Akens, Sally Field and the Lewis & Clarke Expedition. In later years he was a staff writer with United Artists Music in Hollywood before moving his family to Nashville in 1984 (leukemia) in 2005 - During the first leg of their Vertigo World tour, U2 appeared at the Arrowhead Sports Arena in Anaheim, Southern California, with Kings Of Leon as the opening act. By the end of the 131 date tour, 4,619,021 tickets had been sold with a total gross of $389 million. in 2007 - American indie rock band Modest Mouse were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.' The album featured former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr who joined the band in May 2006. in 2009 - Duane Jarvis dies at age 51. American guitarist, singer-songwriter; influenced by BB King, The Who, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones he was part of a blues band and a power pop group while in his teens. He went on to record songs with many rock and roll and country music performers, including Frank Black, Peter Case, Rosie Flores, John Prine, Amy Rigby, Lucinda Williams and Dwight Yoakam. In addition to his collaborations, which included co-writing "Still I Long For Your Kiss", a song on Lucinda Williams's Grammy-winning album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road", he also released a number of solo albums including "D.J.'s Front Porch", "Far From Perfect" and "Certified Miracle" (colon cancer) in 2009 - Pedro Infante Jr. dies at age 59. Mexican actor and singer, son of Pedro Infante (pneumonia)
in 2009 - Margreta Elkins AM dies at age 78. Australian mezzo-soprano; she sang at Covent Garden and with Opera Australia, Dublin Grand Opera Company, the Carl Rosa Opera Company and other companies. She made a number of recordings, including singing alongside sopranos such as Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland. She went freelance in 1980 and recorded Elgar's Sea Pictures with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 1983, a recording which is often compared favourably with Dame Janet Baker's; 11 June 1984, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia and awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland in 1986. In 1990 she appeared as Azucena in Il trovatore for Queensland Lyric Opera. She returned to the stage once more in 2002, as Mamma Lucia in Cavalleria rusticana for Opera Queensland where she was an honorary life member (cancer)
April 2nd, 2011, 06:05 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
From: On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yea...I win!!
| | 2 APRIL page 1 of 2 in 1628 - Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer is born.
in 1632 - Georg Caspar Weckler, composer is born. in 1705 - Johann Lohner, composer, dies at 59
in 1728 - Franz Asplmayr, composer is born.
in 1733 - Giacomo Tritto, composer is born.
in 1735 - Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer is born.
in 1735 - Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer is born. in 1758 - Johann Balthasar Konig, composer, dies at 67
in 1763 - Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer is born. in 1784 - Pierre Leclair, composer, dies at 74
in 1803 - Franz Paul Lachner, composer is born.
in 1817 - Teodulo Mabellini, composer is born.
in 1868 - Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret) is born.
in 1901 - Anis Fuleihan, composer is born.
in 1902 - Danilo Svara, composer is born. in 1902 - Country singer Wynonna Judd's 1st appearance as a single act
in 1905 - Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Op‚ra Ballet) is born.
in 1909 - Jean Kurt Forest, composer is born.
in 1911 - Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap) is born. in 1917 - Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse) is born.
in 1928 - Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang) is born.
in 1930 - Girolamo Arriego, composer is born.
in 1931 - Imre Olsvai, composer is born. in 1932 - Hugo Kaun, composer, dies at 69
in 1939 - Marvin P Gaye Jr, Wash DC, singer (Sexual Healing) is born.
in 1941 - Leon Russell, Lawton KS, pianist/singer (Carny) is born.
in 1943 - Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal) is born.
in 1943 - Larry Coryell, Galveston Tx, jazz guitarist (11th House) is born. in 1944 - Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
in 1946 - Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who) is born.
in 1947 - Emmylou Harris, Birmingham Alabama, country singer (Together Again) is born.
in 1948 - Kerry Minnear, rocker (Gentle Giant) is born. in 1951 - Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
in 1952 - Leon Wilkerson, rocker (Lynard Skynard) is born.
in 1953 - David Robinson, drummer (Cars) is born. in 1955 - Elvis Presley, (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), Slim Whitman, Hoot and Curley, Johnny Horton, Tibby Edwards and Floyd Cramer all appeared at the Louisiana Hayride broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, and shown on KWKH Television. in 1958 - Tudor Davies dies at age 65. Welsh operatic tenor, born in Cymmer, near Porth, after serving in the Royal Navy during WW I. He toured the United States, Canada and Australia and then returned to Britain, where he sang with the British National Opera Company, Sadler's Wells Opera and the Carl Rosa Opera Company. He sang Rodolfo to Dame Nellie Melba's Mimi in La bohème in 1922 at Covent Garden. He sang leading tenor parts from the Italian, French and German repertoire. He also appeared in English operas such as Dame Ethel Smyth's Fête Galante, and Arthur Benjamin's The Devil Take Her. He created the title role in Ralph Vaughan Williams' opera Hugh the Drover in 1924, excerpts from which he also recorded. In 1928, he also sang in the US premiere of the opera, with the Washington National Opera. He sang the title role in Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlos in the opera's first performance in England in 1938, and he appeared in the first Sadler's Wells performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden. In his later career he was mainly a concert singer, and teacher in Cardiff (died after having surgery for a liver condition) in 1959 - Dean Townson, St Petersburg Fla, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake) is born.
in 1961 - Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus) is born. in 1961 - Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
in 1962 - Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid) is born. in 1964 - The Beatles had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Can't Buy Me Love.' With advanced sales of over 2.1 million, it holds the record for the greatest advanced orders for a single in the UK.
in 1964 - The Beach Boys recorded their next single ‘I Get Around’, which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year.
in 1965 - The first edition of new music show 'Ready Steady Goes Live!' was shown on UK TV.
in 1965 - The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC's 'Joe Loss Pop Show.' in 1965 - Renzo Bossi, composer, dies at 81 in 1966 - A charity concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, took place featuring, Jan and Dean, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas And The Papas, The Turtles, Otis Redding, Donovan and Bob Lind.
in 1967 - 154 Austrian Rolling Stones fans were arrested when a riot broke out at a 14,000-seated Town Hall gig; a smoke bomb was thrown on the stage.
in 1968 - Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Paul Suave Arena, Montreal, Canada. in 1968 - Beatles form Python Music Ltd in 1969 - Bruce Springsteen’s new group Child made their live debut at the Pandemonium Club in Wanamassa, New Jersey.
in 1970 - Phil Spector completed final editing and mixing for The Beatles Let It Be album, 16 months after the ‘Get Back’ project had begun.
in 1971 - Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with 'Pearl.'
in 1975 - The Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Four Seasons song 'Bye Bye Baby.' It gave the Scottish group the best selling single of 1975.
in 1975 - Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why) is born. in 1976 - Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche dies at age 63. Algerian writer and singer born in Tunis into a family of Kabyle Roman Catholic converts. She was the first Algerian female writer and her first novel "Jacinthe noir", an autobiographical novel, published in 1947 . Her mother Fadhma Aït Mansour had a great impact on her life. Her literary style reflected the oral traditions of Kabylie, descended from her mother. With her compilation of tales and poems La Grain magique in 1966 , she took the nom de plume Marguerite-Taos, Marguerite was her mother's Christian name. While she wrote in French, she sang in Kabyle. Her first album ''Chants berbères de Kabylie'', which was a great success, was a collection of traditional Kabyle songs that were translated to French by her elder brother Jean Amrouche in 1939 . She was an activist in Berber issues and she was among the founders of Académie berbère in 1966. (died in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, France) in 1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors," album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks. in 1977 - Abba were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fifth No.1 'Knowing Me, Knowing You.' The song was also a Top 10 hit in over 15 countries.
in 1977 - Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rumours.' Also on this day Fleetwood Mac kicked off a 7-date UK tour at the Odeon, Birmingham, England.
in 1977 - Frank Sinatra scored his first ever UK No.1 album with 'Portrait Of Sinatra', his 46th album release. in 1981 - CBS records launched the 'Nice Price' series of back catalogue albums in the UK. The first batch priced at £2.99 included early albums by Bob Dylan, Santana, Billy Joel, Abba, Janis Joplin and Simon and Garfunkel.
in 1983 - Pink Floyd scored their third UK No.1 album with 'The Final Cut.'
in 1987 - One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey's band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson.
in 1987 - U2 kicked off their 29-date North American Joshua Tree tour at Arizona State Activity Centre. in 1987 - Buddy Rich /Bernard Rich dies at age 69. American jazz drummer, bandleader and former Marine. He was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed. He began playing drums in vaudeville when he was 18 months old, billed as "Traps the Drum Wonder" and by the time he was 11, he was performing as a bandleader. At the peak of his childhood career, he was reportedly the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world, after Jackie Coogan. He expressed great admiration for, and was influenced by the playing of Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Dave Tough and Jo Jones among others. He first played jazz in 1937 with Joe Marsala's group, with Bunny Berigan in 1938 and with Artie Shaw 1939. In 1939, Buddy taught drums to a young Mel Brooks, and persuaded Artie Shaw to allow a 13-year-old Mel to attend Shaw's recording sessions in Manhattan. In October 1944, at the Paramount Theatre Rich mentioned to Frank Sinatra that he was interested in starting his own band. Frank wrote him a cheque for $40,000 and said "Good Luck. This'll get you started." Between 1940 to 1966 he played with Tommy Dorsey, Benny Carter, Harry James, Les Brown, Charlie Ventura, and Jazz at the Philharmonic, as well as leading his own band and performing with all-star groups. For most of the period from 1966 until his death, he led a successful big band in an era when the popularity of big bands had waned. He also served as the session drummer on many recordings with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstron and Oscar Peterson. He was also a frequent guest on The Steve Allen Show, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and The Merv Griffin Show, among others. Only a few weeks prior to his death he appeared with his Big Band on Michael Parkinson's British talk show Parkinson (brain tumour)
April 2nd, 2011, 06:07 AM
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| | 2 APRIL page 2 of 2 in 1990 - Eric Clapton was fined £300 with £10 costs by Walton-on- Thames Magistrates court, after being booked for speeding at 105mph; Clapton was also banned from driving for three months.
in 1990 - Nirvana went into Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and started work on demo versions of ‘In Bloom’, ‘Dive’, ‘Lithium’, ‘Pay To Play’, ‘Imodium’, ‘Sappy’ and ‘Polly’ with Butch Vig producing.
in 1991 - LL Cool J gave a pair of sneakers to every student and teacher at The Thompson Middle School in Dorchester, to celebrate them winning the 'foot locker cool school video' contest.
in 1994 - Ace Of Base went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Sign.' in 1995 - Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57. in 1995 - 2Pac started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Me Against The World.’ in 1997 - Joni Mitchell was reunited with Kilauren Gibb, the daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.
in 1998 - Metallica kicked off their 61-date ‘Poor Re-Touring Me Tour’ at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Newcastle, Australia. in 1998 - Robert 'Rob' Pilatus dies at age 32. Afro-German model, stripper, singer of the duo Milli Vanilli. The son of an African American soldier and a German mother, he was later adopted by a German family and raised in Munich. He worked as a model and break dancer before joining Milli Vanilli, a pop/dance music project formed by Frank Farian in Germany in 1988, fronted by Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. Their debut platinum album "Girl You Know It's True" became a worldwide hit and produced five hit singles including 3 No.1 hits, "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You", "Baby Don't Forget My Number" and "Blame It On The Rain". The album won them the 1990 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. On November 12th 1990, Frank Farian confessed to reporters that Rob and Fab did not actually sing on the records. As a result of US media pressure, Milli Vanilli's Grammy was withdrawn, their three American Music Awards were never withdrawn, but Arista Records dropped the act from its roster and deleted their album and its masters from their catalog, taking "Girl You Know It's True" out of print. After a failed comeback attempt, Rob turned to a life of crime and in 1996, he served three months in jail for assault, vandalism and attempted robbery. He also spent six months on drug rehabilitation, before returning to Germany. On February 14, 2007, it was announced that Universal Pictures was developing a film based on the story of Milli Vanilli's rise and fall in the music industry (drug overdose) in 1999 - The Black Crowes played a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. Joshua Harmon, a teenager sitting in the second row sued the band a year later for $5,000 claiming significant hearing loss.
in 2000 - Westlife went to No. 1 on the UK singles chart with 'Fool Again'. It made the Irish group the first in chart history to debut at No.1 with their first five releases.
in 2001 - Mariah Carey signed the richest recording deal in history. The 31-year old singer signed a deal with Virgin for three albums worth £60m. The singer had sold over 120 million records worldwide, scoring 14 US No.1 singles.
in 2003 - US soul singer Edwin Starr died at his British home in Nottingham aged 61. Formed The Future Tones in 1957 - had the 1970 US No.1 and UK No.3 anti-Vietnam War protest song 'War', (which according to Starr was recorded in one take). in 2003 - Edwin Starr /Charles Edwin Hatcher dies at age 61. American soul music singer, born in Nashville, but moved to to Cleveland, Ohio before relocating to Detroit; most famous for his Norman Whitfield produced singles of the 1970s, notably the number one hit "War". In 1957, Starr formed a doo-wop group, The Future Tones, and began his singing career. In the 1960s he recorded for the record label Ric-Tic, and later for Motown Records after it absorbed Ric-Tic in 1968. The song which began his career was 1965's "Agent Double'O'Soul" Other early hits included "Headline News", "Back Street","Way Over There", and "S.O.S. (Stop Her On Sight)"and his international hit "25 Miles". Moving to England in 1973, he continued to record music, most notably r the song "Hell Up In Harlem" for the 1974 film, Hell Up in Harlem, "Eye to Eye Contact" and "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio". Edwin remained a hero on England's Northern Soul circuit and continued living in England for the remainder of his life (heart attack)
in 2004 - Coldplay singer Chris Martin was accused of attacking a photographer after leaving a London restaurant with his wife Gwyneth Paltrow. A Coldplay spokesman said photographer Alessandro Copetti had been running after Paltrow's taxi and tripped. Mr Copetti said he had been taking pictures of the singer and his wife outside a restaurant when Martin kicked him from behind.
in 2005 - Kanye West had to abandon a signing appearance in Fresno, California, after a fight broke out between a fan and a security guard. West was taken out of the back door of the new FTK urban boutique, while the owners locked all the doors and cleared around 1,000 fans from the store's parking area.
2006 - A John Lennon schoolbook containing the 12-year-old's drawing of Lewis Carroll's poem The Walrus and the Carpenter was sold at auction for £126,500, ($239,733). The poem inspired Lennon to write The Beatles' 1967 song ‘I Am the Walrus.’ Also sold for £12,000, ($22,741) was a ship's log book written by Lennon during a stormy trip to Bermuda in 1980, and a letter from Paul McCartney to his bandmates Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr failed to reach its £50,000, ($94,742) reserve price.
in 2006 - Gnarls Barkley started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Crazy.' The American duo made chart history by becoming the first act ever to reach No.1 through computer downloads only. The single was not available to buy in shops until the following week.
in 2006 - Embrace went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'This New Day', the bands third UK No.1 album.
in 2006 - Buddy Blue /Bernard Seigal dies at age 48. American, guitarist, music critic and writer who performed and often wrote under the name Buddy Blue. He was a founding member of The Beat Farmers, a Southern California rock band that blended country roots music and rock 'n' roll. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to San Diego in 1973 and played in local bands before co-forming Beat Farmers in 1983, producing national hits such as "Happy Boy," "Riverside" and "Gun Sale at the Church". He left the Beat Farmers in 1986 to start a new band, The Jacks. A year later, he was hired as a music critic for the San Diego Reader, but later fired when his editors suggested he wrote negative reviews about local musicians whom Buddy felt did not deserve bad press. He went on to write for The San Diego Union-Tribune, LA Times, The Orange County Weekly, San Jose Mercury News, La Jolla Light and OC Weekly. Buddy also recorded solo in the 90s including the CDs Guttersnipes and Zealots, Dive Bar Casanovas, Greasy Jazz, Dipsomania, Pretend It's Okay and Sordid Lives (heart attack) in 2009 - Bud Shank dies at age 82. American alto saxophonist; he began with clarinet, but had switched to saxophone before attending the University of North Carolina. In 1946 he worked with Charlie Barnet before moving on to Kenton and the West coast jazz scene. He also had a strong interest in what might now be termed world music, playing bossa nova in the early 1950s, and in 1962 fusing jazz with Indian traditions in collaboration with Indian composer and sitar-player Ravi Shankar. As well as releasing 12 albums as a leader, the last to date being 2007's Beyond the Red Door, he has also recorded with The Mamas & the Papas, Ravi Shankar and Gene Clarke. In 2005 he formed the Bud Shank Big Band in Los Angeles to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stan Kenton's Neophonic Orchestra (pulmonary failure)
in 2010 - Kelvin Henderson dies at age 62. British country musician, hailing from Bristol, he was a singer, guitarist, banjo player, songwriter and BBC broadcaster and promoter of Country and Folk music. For many years he and many talented musicians that formed several different formations of his backing band, which toured both home and abroad and performing with some of the biggest names in country music, appearances at the Wembley Country Music Festivals and the Albert Hall, a successful television series "Country Comes West" and his own weekly, networked radio show "My Style Of Country" for BBC. Kelvin was inducted into the BCMA Hall of fame in 2009, the award was presented by Chris Jackson and collected by Johny West. Johny bought the award back to Bristol where the award was then presented to Kelvin In person By Tom Russell at Tom Russells concert (died after an eight year brave battle with progressive supranuclear palsy which gradually robbed him of his and mobility.
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| | 3 APRIL page 1 of 2 in 1569 - Giovanni Battista Massarengo, composer is born.
in 1603 - William Smith, composer is born.
in 1617 - Antimo Liberati, composer is born.
in 1627 - Johann Caspar Kerll, composer is born.
in 1649 - Joseph-Francois Salomon, composer is born.
in 1682 - Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine/composer
in 1751 - Jean-Baptiste Lamoyne, composer is born.
in 1757 - Ferenc Verseghy, composer is born. in 1797 - Nonnosus Madlseder, composer, dies at 66
in 1825 - Adolf Rzepko, composer is born. in 1850 - Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75 in 1858 - Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer, dies at 79
in 1859 - Reginald De Koven, composer is born. in 1868 - Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, dies at 71
in 1874 - Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer is born. in 1882 - Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer, dies at 71 in 1887 - Johannes Brahms dies at age 63. Austria-Hungarian composer, pianist; his works blend classical tradition with a romantic impulse and include concertos, four symphonies, chamber music, and choral compositions.Born in Hamburg, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria, where he was a leader of the musical scene. In his lifetime, Brahms' popularity and influence were considerable; following a comment by the 19th century conductor Hans von Bülow, he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs (cancer) in 1889 - Grigoras Dinicu, composer is born.
in 1895 - Bjarne Brustad, composer is born.
in 1895 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Firenze (Florence) Italy, composer is born. in 1901 - Richard D'Oyly Carte, promotor (Gilbert and Sullivan operas), dies
in 1902 - Siguringi Eirikur Hjorleifsson, composer is born.
in 1904 - Peter Van Steeden, Amsterdam Neth, orch leader (Break the Bank) in 1909 - Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer, dies at 71
in 1913 - George Barati, composer is born.
in 1917 - Tibor Andrasovan, composer is born.
in 1918 - Sixten Ehrling, Malm” Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)
in 1918 - Louis Applebaum, composer is born.
in 1918 - Enrique Iturriaga, composer is born. in 1919 - Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
in 1920 - Stan Freeman, Waterbury Conn, pianist (Melody Tour) is born. in 1920 - Homer Newton Bartlett, composer, dies at 74. He was a significant US composer who wrote operas, a symphonic poem, piano and organ music and other works. He was organist at a New York baptist church for 35 years. If he is much remembered today, it is for his two pieces entitled 'Grande Polka de Concert'. His piano music shows a skilled assimilation of the styles of Liszt and Gottschalk. in 1938 - Philippe Wynne, US soul singer (Detroit Spinners, Ghetto Child)
in 1940 - Lino Brocka, San Jose Philippines, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar) is born.
in 1941 - Jan Berry, LA Calif, rock vocalist (Jan and Dean-Deadman's Curve) is born.
in 1942 - Wayne Newton, Roanoke Virginia, singer (Danke Schon) is born.
in 1942 - Billy Joe Royal, Valdosta Ga, country singer (Down in the Boondocks) in 1942 - Paul Gilson, composer, dies at 76
in 1942 - Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
in 1944 - Barry Pritchard, rock guitarist (Fortunes) is born.
in 1944 - Tony Orlando, NYC, singer (and Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon) is born.
in 1945 - Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek) is born.
in 1946 - Dee Murray, rocker (Elton John Band) is born.
in 1948 - Garrick Ohlsson, Bronxville NY, pianist (Intl Busoni winner 1969) is born.
in 1949 - Jan Keizer, Dutch singer (BZN-Rhythm of My Heart) is born. in 1949 - Richard Thompson, vocalist/guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights) is born. in 1949 - Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89
in 1950 - Curtis Stone, N Hollywood Calif, singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry) is born. in 1950 - Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
in 1950 - Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
in 1951 - Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful) is born.
in 1953 - Huub van der Lubbe, Dutch rock singer (Stampei-The Dike) is born.
in 1954 - Mick Mars, [Bob Allen Dale], IN, guitarist (M”tley Cr
e-Girls Girls) is born. in 1956 - Elvis Presley appeared on ABC-TV's 'The Milton Berle Show' live from the flight deck of the USS Hancock in San Diego, California. He performed 'Heartbreak Hotel', 'Shake Rattle And Roll' and 'Blue Suede Shoes.' It was estimated that one out of every four Americans saw the show. in 1960 - During recording sessions at RCA studios in Nashville, Tennessee, Elvis Presley recorded ‘It's Now Or Never’, ‘Fever’ and ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ in 1961 - The Marcels started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Rodgers and Heart song 'Blue Moon', also a No.1 in the UK.
in 1961 - Melissa Etheridge, rock guitarist/vocalist (Come to My Window) is born.
in 1962 - John Gruffith, rocker (Red Rockers) is born.
in 1962 - Mike Ness, rocker (Social Distortion) is born. in 1962 - Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78. in 1964 - Beatles hold top 6 spots on Sydney Australia record charts. in 1964 - Bob Dylan made his first entry on the UK charts with 'The Times They Are A-Changin'. in 1966 - Peter Tork opened a solo stint in Hollywood at The Troubadour. Tork had already auditioned for 'The Monkees,' who he will join later in the year. in 1967 - Working on The Beatles Sgt Pepper album at Abbey Road studios in London, George Harrison recorded his lead vocal on his song ‘Within You Without You’. as well as a sitar part, and some acoustic guitar parts. in 1969 - The Doors' Jim Morrison turned himself in to the FBI in Los Angeles. He was charged on six charges of lewd behavior and public exposure at a concert in Miami on March 2nd, 1969. He was later released on $2000 bail. in 1971 - The Temptations scored their second US No.1 with 'Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)' a No.8 hit in the UK. 1971, Tom Waits appeared at the Heritage Coffee House, San Diego, California. in 1972 - Ferde Grof‚, US composer (Grand Canyon Suite), dies at 80
in 1972 - Ferde Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofe, composer, dies at 80. in 1975 - Steve Miller was charged with setting fire to the clothes of a friend, Benita Diorio. When police arrived at Miller's house, Diorio was putting out the flames, Miller then got into a fight with some of the policemen and was charged with resisting arrest. in 1976 - Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75. in 1976 - Johnnie Taylor started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Disco Lady', his 10th US Top 40 and a No.25 hit in the UK. in 1978 - Ray Noble dies at age 74. British bandleader, composer, arranger and actor; he became leader of the HMV Records studio band in 1929, known as the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra. The most popular vocalist with Noble's studio band was Al Bowlly, he also provided music for many radio shows like The Charlie McCarthy Show and Burns and Allen. The Bowlly-Noble recordings achieved popularity in the US. Union bans prevented Ray taking British musicians to America so he arranged for Glenn Miller to recruit American musicians. Glenn Miller played the trombone in the Ray Noble orchestra which performed Glenn's composition "Dese Dem Dose" as part of the medley "Dese Dem Dose/An Hour Ago This Minute/Solitude" during a performance at the Rainbow Room in 1935. The American Ray Noble band had a successful run at the Rainbow Room in New York City with Bowlly as principal vocalist. Al Bowlly returned to England but Ray continued to lead bands in America, moving into an acting career portraying a stereotypical upper-class Englishman. His last major successes as a bandleader came with Buddy Clark in the late 1940s. Ray also wrote both lyrics and music for many songs that became popular, contributing "Love Is The Sweetest Thing", "Cherokee", "The Touch of Your Lips", "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" and "The Very Thought Of You" to popular culture. He co-wrote "Goodnight, Sweetheart", "Turkish Delight" and "By the Fireside". The Ray Noble composition "You're So Desirable" was recorded by Billie Holiday and Teddy Wilson, and by Robert Palmer in 1990. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1987, inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame. Also "The Very Thought of You", recorded by Ray Noble and His Orchestra on Victor in 1934, has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Video Note: RAY NOBLE AND HIS ORCHESTRA. -- VOCAL;- AL BOWLLY -- YOU WILL HAVE HEARD THIS ON THE FILM ''THE SHINING.'' -- HERE IS THE RECORDING IN IT'S ENTIRETY, TAKEN FROM AN ORIGINAL HMV 78. RECORDED, LONDON, FEBRUARY 16TH, 1934. in 1979 - Kate Bush kicked off the 28-date 'Tour Of Life' trek making her concert debut at Liverpool's Empire Theatre, England. Bush never set out on another tour again. in 1983 - After completing a 29-date UK tour, U2 appeared on BBC TV Top Of The Pops performing their latest single ‘Two Hearts Beat As One.’ in 1985 - On BBC Radio 1, Janice Long with The Chameleons in session and Stephen Tin Tin Duffy playing his favourite records and at 10pm Muriel Gray sitting in for John Peel with Simple Minds and The Cocteau Twins in session.
in 1986 - Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band), dies on 41st birthday. in 1986 - Peter Pears dies at age 75. English opera singer born in Farnham, Surrey; he attended Keble College, Oxford, studying music and served as organist at Hertford College, but left without taking his degree. In 1936, he met Benjamin Britten; the following year, they gave their first concert together with Peter singing and Benjamin on piano at Balliol College in Oxford, to support the Government in the Spanish Civil War. From 1939 to 1942, the two men lived in the United States and in Canada. On their return, Upon their return to England in 1942, they performed Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo together at Wigmore Hall and then recorded them for EMI, their first recording together. Peter went on to take the principal tenor roles in all of Britten's operas, including Midsummers Night Dream, Billy Bud, Peter Grimes and Death In Venice. He sang regularly at the Royal Opera House and other major opera houses in Europe and America. In 1946 they founded the English Opera Group and in 1948 founded the Aldeburgh Festival. He was knighted in 1978. Peter and Benjamin are buried next to each other in Aldeburgh churchyard. Video Note: Peter Pears sings Schubert's Die Schöne Mullerin and Benjamin Britten acts as accompanist. in 1989 - 23 people were arrested after several thousand fans without tickets tried to gate-crash a Grateful Dead concert at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
April 3rd, 2011, 05:49 AM
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| | 3 APRIL page 2 of 2 in 1990 - Sarah Vaughan dies at age 66. American jazz singer with a contralto vocal range, considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. Nicknamed "Sailor", for her salty speech,"Sassy" and "The Divine One", she was a Grammy Award winner and The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989. Her songs included "That Lucky Old Sun", "Make Believe (You Are Glad When You're Sorry)", "I'm Crazy to Love You", "Our Very Own", "I Love the Guy", "Thinking of You" (with pianist Bud Powell), "I Cried for You", "These Things I Offer You", "Vanity", "I Ran All the Way Home", "Saint or Sinner", "My Tormented Heart", "Time", "How Important Can It Be" with Count Basie, "Whatever Lola Wants", "The Banana Boat Song", "You Ought to Have A Wife" and "Misty". Her commercial success peaked in 1959 with "Broken Hearted Melody", among many others. (lung cancer) in 1991 - Paul McCartney recorded his unplugged session for MTV.
in 1993 - 10 years after it's first release, The Bluebells had a UK No.1 single with 'Young At Heart' after the track was featured on a Volkswagen TV commercial. The song was co-written by Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. (and recorded by Bananarama). In 2002 session musician Bobby Valentino, who performed the violin solo on The Bluebells version of the song won the right to be recognised as co-author after taking legal action.
in 1993 - Depeche Mode went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion' their first UK No.1 and their 10th album release. 1994, A forthcoming tour by Nirvana and Hole was cancelled amid continuing speculation about Kurt Cobain's drug problems.
in 1994 - Morrissey went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Vauxhall & I.' in 1997 - "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance
in 1998 - Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson was born. in 1999 - English composer Lionel Bart died from cancer aged 69. Wrote 'Living Doll' for Cliff Richard, 'Little White Bull' for Tommy Steele, composed the musical, 'Oliver' And wrote the theme song for the 1963 James Bond film From Russia With Love. in 1999 - Alanis Morissette and Garbage appeared at the Cox Arena, San Diego, California. in 2000 - Mariah Carey was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital suffering from dehydration and complications from food poisoning after eating raw oysters. in 1999 - Lionel Bart dies at age 69. UK composer of songs and musicals; his first professional musical was the 1959 'Lock Up Your Daughters', based on the 18th century play 'Rape Upon Rape', followed by, 'Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be' produced by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, was notable for encouraging the use of authentic Cockney accents on the London stage. His 1960 musical 'Oliver!' and became the first British musical to transfer successfully to Broadway and has sustained its popularity to the present day. It contained such song hits as "As Long As He Needs Me" and "Consider Yourself" and is also notable for featuring Australian satirist Barry Humphries in his first major stage role as Mr Sowerberry and future rock stars Steve Marriott, who became the lead singer of The Small Faces and Humble Pie and Phil Collins of Genesis fame. His next musical, Blitz! produded the hit Far Away. Lional did 3 further musicals Maggie May, Twang! and La Strada. He also wrote many pop songs including "Living Doll" for Cliff Richard and "Rock with the Cavemen","Handful of Songs", "Butterfingers" and "Little White Bull" for Tommy Steele. He wrote the theme song for the 1963 James Bond film From Russia With Love,"Do You Mind?" recorded by both Anthony Newley and Andy Williams, "Easy Going Me" for Adam Faith and "Always You And Me" with Russ Conway. In 1957, he won three Ivor Novello Awards, a further four in 1958, and two in 1960. He continued writing songs and themes for films, and in 1986 he received a special Ivor Novello Award for his life's achievement. A musical play based on Lionel Bart's life and using his songs, "It's a Fine Life" was staged at the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch in 2006 (cancer) in 2001 - Robbie Williams won the award for the most radio plays in the UK for the third year running. The singer picked up the award at the Radio Academy awards in London. in 2002 - Influential British avant-garde electronic musician Frank Tovey of Fad Gadget died of heart failure aged 45. Was infamous for spreading his naked body in shaving cream onstage and would play various instruments with his head. in 2002 - Fad Gadget /Frank Tovey dies at age 45. An influential British avant-garde electronic musician, he was an exponent of both New Wave and early industrial music. His music was characterized by a distinctive use of synthesizers in conjunction with sounds of found objects, including drills and electric razors. He was known for his confrontational live performances, which included covering himself in tar and feathers, leaping into the audience, and playing instruments with his head or spreading his naked body in shaving cream onstage. In 1989, he changed musical tactics in his criticism of industrialization, recording a mostly acoustic album of protest and labor songs Tyranny and the Hired Hand including such standards as "Sixteen Tons." (he had suffered from heart problems since his childhood, and died of a heart attack) in 2003 - Stax records songwriter Homer Banks died aged 61. Wrote 'I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down', recorded by Sam & Dave and a UK hit for Elvis Costello. Rod Stewart, The Emotions, Isaac Hayes, Millie Jackson and Johnny Taylor all covered his songs. in 2006 - Founder member and original drummer for The Wonder Stuff, Martin Gilks died aged 41, after losing control of his motorbike in London. Gilks was voted the best drummer on the planet in an NME poll in 1989. in 2003 - Homer Banks dies at age 61. African-American songwriter, singer and record producer; born in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 16 he formed the Soul Consolidators gospel group which toured around the southern states, He went on to become a songwriter at Stax. He began working with co-writer Allen Jones, placing songs with Johnnie Taylor and Sam and Dave, also writing "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down", later a UK hit for Elvis Costello. He had success with the Staple Singers, writing their first Stax single "Long Walk To DC", and then some of their biggest hits including "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)". In 1968 he formed a songwriting trio with Bettye Crutcher and Raymond Jackson, calling themselves We Three. Their first song was "Who's Making Love", which was recorded by Johnnie Taylor. Homer also wrote, with Jackson and Carl Hampton, "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right". The song was first recorded by The Emotions, became a smash hit when recorded by Luther Ingram, and later became a key song for both Isaac Hayes and Millie Jackson as well as being recorded by many other singers including Barbara Mandrell, Rod Stewart and Cassandra Wilson. After Stax, Homer and Carl Hampton moved to California and worked with A&M Records. In 1977, the two recorded the album Passport To Ecstasy for Warner Bros Records. In the 1980s Homer formed the Two's Company recording company with Lester Snell, which released albums by J. Blackfoot and Ann Hines (cancer) in 2004 - Gabriella Ferri dies at age 61. Italian singer; born in Rome, she began her career in a Milan nightclub in 1963, and by 1965, she had successfully broke onto the Rome singing scene by singing popular Roman songs. One of her biggest hits was "Sempre" ("Always"). During her career, she also performed Neapolitan and Latin American pieces. During the 1970s, she starred on several popular TV shows. By the 1990s, however, she had largely left the spotlight. (She died in Corchiano, province of Viterbo, after falling from a third-floor balcony in an apparent suicide. Family members dispute this, saying she may have fallen ill after taking anti-depression medication and lost her balance.) in 2005 - Tony Croatto /Hermes Davide Fastino Croatto Martinis dies at age 65. Italian singer, composer and TV presenter born in Attimis, he moved to La Paz, Uruguay at aged 9. He is best known for his interpretations of Puerto Rican folk music. In 1959, at 19, he created his first band "TNT" with his brother Edelweiss, nicknamed "Tim" and his sister Argentina, nicknamed "Nelly". In 1960, TNT recorded their huge hit, "Eso, eso, eso". They moved to Spain in 1963 and represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 in Copenhagen, billed as "Nelly, Tim and Tony". Nelly and Tony then became a duo and in 1968, after travelling across South America and spending two years in Venezuela they moved to Puerto Rico. He went on to become well known and highly regarded for his interpretations of Puerto Rican folk music. (Sadly died as a result of lung and brain cancer. His funeral was held at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and he was given a state funeral) in 2006 - Martin Gilks dies at age 41. English drummer for the alternative rock band The Wonder Stuff. Born in Stourbridge, he was the drummer with The Mighty Lemon Drops band before leaving in 1985. After which he along with singer Miles Hunt, guitarist Malcolm Treece, Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones formed the band Wonder Stuff in March of '86. They went on to have a string of top-forty singles and albums as well as Martin being voted the best drummer on the planet in an NME poll in 1989. They also backed UK comedian Vic Reeves on a great remake of "Dizzy" in the early 90s. He left the group at the end of 1995 to join his brother "Tank" in forming Furtive Mass Transit Systems, a management company who looked after Reef, Cable, A and Hundred Reasons (Died in a motorcycle accident, after losing control of his bike in London) in 2007 - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards denied that he snorted the ashes of his late father during a drugs binge. Jane Rose, Richards' manager, told MTV News the remarks were made "in jest", and she could not believe they had been taken seriously. Richards had said in an interview with The NME: "He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow." But NME interviewer Mark Beaumont was convinced that Richards was not joking when speaking to him about the alleged incident. "He did seem to be quite honest about it. There were too many details for him to be making it up," he later told BBC news.
in 2008 - Morrissey accepted a public apology in court from Word Magazine after it suggested he was a racist and a hypocrite. The singer took Word to court after an article concerning his political views appeared in its March edition. His solicitor said the magazine now accepted that it was "absurd to accuse Mr Morrissey of being a racist" and that he was "not a hypocrite". The former Smiths frontman did not appear at London's High Court. in 2008 - Mariah Carey smashed Elvis Presley's US chart record by scoring the 18th number one of her career with ‘Touch My Body’, from her new album E=MC2. Carey had now surpassed Elvis Presley's 17 number ones, The Beatles still held the record with 20 US No.1 hit singles. in 2008 - Frosty Freeze /Wayne Frost dies at age 44. Puerto Rican B-boy, breakdancer and member of the hip-hop group Rock Steady Crew, known for his comedic, acrobatic and inventive style; his trademark move is known as, "The Suicide" aka "The Death Freeze Drop". His talents with The Rock Steady Crew were featured in movies such as Flashdance, Wild Style, Style Wars and The Freshest Kids and also appeared on the cover of The Village Voice in 1981. He was featured in early hip hop music videos such as Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force's "Planet Rock" and Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Gals". In 2004, he along with several other members of The Rock Steady Crew were honored at the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors. (He was stricken with an undisclosed illness during early 2008, went on life support on March 27)
in 2009 - Charlie Kennedy dies at age 81. American alto saxophonist; he played with Louis Prima's big band orchestra in the 1940s. After a brief stint in his own band, he joined Gene Krupa's big band. Over the course of his long career, he played with Terry Gibbs's Dream Band, Charlie Ventura, Flip Phillips, Chico O'Farrill, and Bill Holman among others. In addition to live performances and recordings with big name bands, he also was a frequent studio musician. He played in the orchestras for popular movies including My Fair Lady and West Side Story. In the 1970s, for more stable income to support his family with six children, he gave up his career as a full-time musician, but continued to perform in clubs near his home in Southern California (pulmonary disease) Video Note: (Forerunner label for Prestige records - was later issued on Prestige 825). Little west coast mover that proves that a kitchen CAN handle lots of chefs - the personnel here is absolutely jaw dropping.
The personnel for this March 15, 1950 session areon Ferrara, Howard McGhee, Al Porcino – trumpets; J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding – trombones; Charlie Kennedy - alto sax; Georgie Auld, Zoot Sims - tenor saxes ; "Jerry" (Gerry) Mulligan - baritone sax; Tony Aless – piano; Chubby Jackson – bass; Don Lamond – drums.
April 4th, 2011, 05:38 AM
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in 1662 - Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57 in 1716 - John Evangelist Schreiber, composer is born.
in 1731 - Francisco Morera, composer is born.
in 1740 - Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer is born.
in 1752 - Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda) is born.
in 1755 - Vincenc Masek, composer is born.
in 1762 - Stephen Storace, composer is born.
in 1785 - Bettina Brentano, composer is born. in 1804 - Joseph Fischhof, composer is born. in 1806 - Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84
in 1836 - Jerome Hopkins, composer is born.
in 1843 - Hans Richter, composer is born. in 1859 - Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)
in 1872 - Nikolai Amani, composer is born.
in 1872 - Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer is born.
in 1875 - Jozef Szulc, composer is born.
in 1879 - Gabriel Groulez, composer is born.
in 1882 - Mary Howe, composer is born.
in 1895 - Arthur Murray, NYC, dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party) is born.
in 1905 - Eugene Bozza, composer is born. in 1908 - Josef Sucher, composer, dies at 64
in 1913 - Frances Langford, Lakeland Fla, singer (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time) is born. in 1915 - Muddy Waters, [McKinley Morganfield], guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man) is born.
in 1919 - Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957) is born.
in 1925 - Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer is born. in 1929 - "New Moon" musical opens in London in 1931 - George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76
in 1933 - Seoirse Bodley, composer is born. in 1934 - Braulio Dueno Colon, composer, dies at 80
in 1935 - Francois-Bernard Mache, composer is born.
in 1936 - Margo J Sylvia, rocker (Tune Weavers) is born.
in 1939 - Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid) is born.
in 1941 - Major Lance, US boxer/dancer/singer (Hey Little Girl) is born.
in 1942 - Kris Jensen, rocker is born. in 1943 - Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66 in 1944 - Karel Weis, composer, dies at 82
in 1947 - Salvatore Sciarrino, composer is born.
in 1948 - Pick Withers, rocker (Dire Straits) is born. in 1948 - Gail Davies, Broken Bow Ok, country singer (Blue Heartache) is born.
in 1948 - Berry Oakley, Chicago Ill, rocker (Allman Brothers-Ramblin' Man) is born.
in 1949 - Larry Lingle, rocker is born.
in 1951 - Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady) is born.
in 1952 - Dave Hill, England, rock guitarist (Slade-Coz I Love You) is born.
in 1952 - Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman) is born.
in 1952 - Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower) is born. in 1953 - The Stargazers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Broken Wings.' The first record by any British group to reach No.1. Stargazers' member Fred Dachtler is the father of Clark Datchler of 80’s group Johnny Hates Jazz.
in 1955 - Mick Mars, rocker is born. in 1956 - Elvis Presley played the first of two nights in San Diego Arena in San Diego, California. The local Police chief issued a statement saying if Elvis ever returned to the city and performed like he did, he would be arrested for disorderly conduct.
in 1957 - Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue-Real Gone Kid) is born. in 1960 - RCA Victor Records announced that it would be release all Pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously, the first record company to do so. Elvis Presley's single, ‘Stuck on You’ was RCA's first mono / stereo release.
in 1963 - David Gavurin, English pop guitarist/composer (Sundays, Blind) is born. in 1964 - Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks in 1964 - The Beatles held the top five places on the US singles chart, at No. 5 'Please Please Me', No.4 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', No.3, 'Roll Over Beethoven', No.2 'Love Me Do' and at No.1 'Can't Buy Me Love.' They also had another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen singles on the Hot 100. in 1967 - Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76. in 1967 - Jimi Hendrix was the special guest on the first edition of the UK BBC-TV's 'Dee Time', along with Kiki Dee and Cat Stevens. in 1968 - Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joni Mitchell, Al Kooper and Ted Nugent met up for an all night blues, folk and rock session at The New Generation Club, New York after hearing the news of Martin Luther King's assassination. in 1970 - Brinsley Schwarz’s promotion company sent 133 UK journalists, by plane to New York to see the band supporting Van Morrison at the Fillmore East, at a cost of £120,000 ($204,000). The event turned into a disaster. The group planned to leave a few days before the show to rehearse, but were denied visas on a technicality. They were finally given visas on the morning of the show, and arrived hours before the concert. The plane carrying the journalists developed a mechanical fault, delaying the flight and when the journalists arrived In New York 18 hours later, they were all hung over. Brinsley Schwarz gave a underwhelming live performance, resulting in a flood of scathing reviews. in 1970 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with Deja Vu. The first album which saw Neil Young joining Crosby, Stills and Nash featured three US Top 40 singles: 'Teach Your Children', 'Our House' and 'Woodstock.'
in 1972 - Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus and Elidco), dies at 69. in 1973 - The Supremes appeared at the Granada, Tooting, the last date on a 20 date UK tour. The group played two shows at every venue.
in 1976 - The Sex Pistols played the first night of a residency at the El Paradiso club in Soho, London, England.
in 1977 - Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
in 1978 - Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70. in 1980 - Red Sovine /Woodrow Wilson Sovine dies at age 61. American country music singer in Charleston, West Virginia, and is associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as narratives but set to music. The most famous example was his 1976 No.1 hit "Teddy Bear"."Giddyup Go", "Why Baby Why" "Hold Everything (Till I Get Home)" "Phantom 309" "It'll Come Back" and "Woman Behind the Man Behind the Wheel". Red is also remembered for his Christmas tear-jerkers, which included "Here It Is Christmas", "Faith In Santa", and his sentimental song "Little Rosa" (sadly he suffered a heart attack while driving his Ford van in Nashville). in 1981 - Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Dublin, Ireland with the UK entry 'Making Your Mind Up'. in 1981 - Styx went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Paradise Theatre'.
in 1982 - Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50. in 1985 - The Smiths appeared at The Hippodrome, Bristol, England.
in 1987 - Starship started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Nothin's Gonna Stop Us', taken from the film 'Mannequin', also a No.1 in the UK.
in 1987 - The charity record by Ferry Aid 'Let It Be' was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single was recorded in aid of the 1986 Zeebrugge Ferry disaster, which killed almost 200 people. The song featured Paul McCartney, Boy George, Mark Knopfler, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, Kate Bush and others.
in 1987 - U2 entered the US album chart at No.7 with 'The Joshua Tree' making it the highest chart new entry in America for seven years.
in 1992 - Bruce Springsteen scored his third UK No.1 album with 'Human Touch.' in 1992 - Sammy Price /Samuel Blythe Price dies at age 83. American jazz - blues pianist and bandleader, born in Honey Grove, Texas. After singing in local venues in the Dallas area, he left Texas and lived and played jazz in Kansas City, Chicago and Detroit. In 1938 he was hired by Decca Records as a session sideman on piano, assisting singers such as Trixie Smith and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, but his most noteworthy work was with his own band, the Texas Bluesicians which included fellow musicians Don Stovall and Emmett Berry, recording on Decca Records. He is also equally notable for his decade long partnership with jazz trumpeter Henry "Red" Allen. Later in his life, he partnered with the Roosevelt Hotel in New York; and was the headline entertainment at the Crawdaddy Restaurant, a New Orleans themed restaurant in New York in the mid 1970s, performing at times with visiting Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich and the 80s him playing Boston's Copley Plaza where he performed till nearly the end. in 1992 - Arthur Russell dies at age 40. American cellist, singer, and disco artist; while he found the most success in dance music, his career bridged New York's downtown, rock, and dance music scenes; his collaborators ranged from Philip Glass to David Byrne to Nicky Siano. Relatively unknown during his lifetime, a series of reissues and compilations have raised his profile in the 2000s and he has earned hero status among a current generation of acts such as the Rapture, Playgroup, !!!, and Metro Area, who are looking back at fusions of rock, pop, and dance music (died of AIDS) in 1992 - The film soundtrack from 'Wayne's World' started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
in 1993 - Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies. in 1995 - Kenny Everett /Maurice Cole dies at age 50. English radio DJ, TV presenter; first break, as Maurice Cole, came when he sent a tape to the BBC in 1962, who gave him an interview and offered him a job as a presenter on the Light Programme, the forerunner to BBC Radio 2. He declined, in favour of the less constrained world of pirate radio, where he began his career as a DJ for Radio London. He teamed up with Dave Cash for the 'Kenny & Cash Show' one of the most popular programmes on pirate radio. He was given his own show by Radio Luxembourg. Within a year, he had joined the BBC's new pop music station Radio 1 after previewing The Beatles' new album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and interviewing the band. Kenny accompanied the Beatles on their 1966 tour of the United States, sending back daily reports for Radio London. He also produced their 1968 and 1969 Christmas records. In 1975 he played a pivotal role in getting Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" released as a single. He also presented a pre-recorded programme on Saturday lunch-time for Radio Victory in Portsmouth. In Oct '81, Everett returned to BBC Radio, this time on Radio 2, on Saturday from 11am-1pm. He went on to have a very successful TV career with a variation of different shows (died of aids) in 1996 - Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82 in 1996 - Larry LaPrise dies at age 83. American songwriter and founder of the Ram Trio group from Detroit, Michigan. After the group broke up in the 1960s, he worked for the Post Office in Ketchum, Idaho.
in 1996 - Take That made their final performance on The Ivo Niehe Show on Dutch TV, playing two songs in front of a 250 strong studio audience. in 1997 - Gene Ames dies at age 74. American singer born in Malden, Massachusetts, he along with his brothers formed the Amory Brothers, touring US Army and Navy bases entertaining the troops and were offered a job at The Fox and Hounds nightclub in Boston. After which they took their act to New York, changed their name to The Ames Brothers and got a job with bandleader Art Mooney. They went on to star in their own TV show, The Ames Brothers Show, which was seen on Friday nights and acheive 50 U.S. chart entries and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998.
in 1998 - K-Ci & Jojo started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All My Life.'
in 1999 - The Corrs album 'Talk On Corners' went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the 10th time. They also had the No.2 position with 'Forgiven, Not Forgotten.' Both albums had spent over a year on the chart.
in 2003 - 50 Cent became the best selling artist in the US so far this year when his latest album 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' sold more than four million copies in two months.
in 2004 - Anastacia was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled album, ‘Anastasia’, the singers first UK No.1.
in 2004 - Usher was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Confessions’ the singers second US No.1.
in 2004 - British band McFly scored their first UK No.1 single with '5 Colours In Her Hair' their debut single. in 2005 - Grigoris Bithikotsis dies at age 82. Greek folk singer/songwriter and bouzouki player with a career spanning five decades. Born in Athens he composed over 80 songs, including: Stu Belami to ouzeri and Toy Votanikou o magas. He possessed a rich singing voice with which he performed his own compositions and those of Theodorakis, who frequently chose his friend Grigoris to perform his masterpieces. The two contributed greatly to the then-emerging laika style of Greek music (sadly following 3 months of hospitalization) in 2007 - A Swedish couple ran into trouble with authorities after trying to name their baby Metallica. Michael and Karolina Tomaro went to court with the country's National Tax Authority about naming their daughter after the rock band. The six-month-old has been baptised Metallica, but tax officials said the name was "inappropriate". Under Swedish law, both first names and surnames need to win the approval of authorities before they can be used.
in 2008 - Beyonce Knowles married Jay-Z at his New York apartment. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonces former bandmates in Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams all attended the private ceremony.
in 2008 - Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker won back full royalty rights to the band's worldwide hit, ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’, at London's Court of Appeal. The decision overturned a 2006 ruling that organist Matthew Fisher was entitled to a 40% portion of royalties on the 1967 hit after he argued he had written the song's organ melody. The court ruled there was an "excessive delay" in the claim being made - nearly 40 years after the song was recorded.
in 2009 - Eduardo Parra dies at age 90 Chilean folk singer. (septic shock)
in 2010 - Sugar Lee Hooper /Marja van der Toorn dies at age 62. Dutch party singer best known for her powerful voice and extravagant, colourful look. She made her biggest hits in the Netherlands in the 1990s. In 2008 she had to retire due to health issues. She was the first Dutch celebrity to be married to a same-sex partner, Andrea van der Kaap (Sugar fell into a coma during surgery on her broken hip and didn’t recover).
April 5th, 2011, 06:13 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
From: On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yea...I win!!
| | 5 APRIL page 1 of 2 in 1595 - John Wilson, composer is born.
in 1598 - Laurentius Erhard, composer is born.
in 1698 - Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer is born.
in 1727 - Pasquale Ankossi, composer is born. in 1732 - Johann Christian Schieferdecker, composer, dies at 52
in 1752 - Sebastien Erard, piano/harp manufacturer is born.
in 1784 - Ludwig Spohr, composer is born. in 1784 - Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust) is born.
in 1799 - Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer is born.
in 1828 - Pietro Plantania, composer is born.
in 1839 - Stanislaw Pilinski, composer is born.
in 1853 - Alfonso Randano, composer is born.
in 1854 - Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer is born.
in 1859 - Wilhelm Harteveld, composer is born.
in 1862 - Louis Ganne, composer is born.
in 1869 - Albert Roussel, Tourcoing France, composer (Rapsodie Flamende) is born. in 1871 - Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66 in 1874 - Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna in 1874 - Johann Strauss Sr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna in 1876 - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer is born. in 1878 - Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87
in 1885 - Dimitrie Cuclin, composer is born. in 1896 - John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66.
in 1903 - Thomas Baron Pitfield, composer is born.
in 1905 - Jef Maes, composer is born. in 1908 - Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55.
in 1917 - Richard Yardumian, Philadelphia, composer (Come Creator Spirit) is born. in 1921 - Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (Missa), dies at 58
in 1922 - Harry Freedman, composer is born.
in 1925 - Oldrich Flosman, composer is born.
in 1928 - Will Gaines, jazz dancer is born.
in 1928 - Tony Williams, Elizabeth NJ, singer (Platters-Only You, Harbor Lights) is born.
in 1928 - David Farquhar Andress, composer is born.
in 1934 - Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland) is born. in 1934 - Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74. in 1935 - Emil Mlynarski, composer, dies at 64
in 1936 - John White, composer is born.
in 1938 - Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer is born.
in 1939 - Lonnie White, vocalist (Smokey Robinson and Miracles-Shop Around) is born.
in 1941 - Eric Burdon, England, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun) is born.
in 1941 - David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day) is born.
in 1941 - Dave Swarbrick, rocker (Fairport Convention) is born. in 1942 - Allan Clarke, rock vocalist (Hollies-Air That I Breathe) is born.
in 1944 - Nicholas Caldwell, rocker (Whispers) is born.
in 1944 - Dave Holland, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law) is born.
in 1944 - Crispian St Peters, rocker is born. in 1944 - Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies. in 1945 - Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41 in 1946 - Vincent Youmans dies at age 47. American composer and Broadway producer, born in New York City. After WW1 he became a rehearsal pianist for famed composer Victor Herbert’s operettas. No, No, Nanette was the biggest musical-comedy success of the 1920s in both Europe and the USA and his two songs "Tea for Two" and "I Want to Be Happy" are considered standards. He collaborated with the greatest songwriters on Broadway: Herbert Stothart, Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Caesar, Anne Caldwell, Leo Robin, Clifford Grey, Billy Rose, Edward Eliscu, Edward Heyman, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon, Buddy De Sylva and Gus Kahn. He collaborated with lyricist Ira Gershwin on the score for Two Little Girls in Blue, which won wide acclaim. Vincent was forced to retire in 1934, after a professional career of only 13 years, publishing around 100 songs, 18 of these were considered standards by ASCAP. He also contributed and worked on 14 musicals, and contributed to 10 films. In 1970, he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (died of tuberculosis in Denver. At his death, Vincent left behind a large quantity of unpublished material) in 1946 - Larry Frederick Wendt, composer is born.
in 1950 - Agnetha Foltskog, Stockholm Sweden, rocker (ABBA-Waterloo) is born.
in 1950 - Anna Ulvaeus, rocker (Aha-Take on Me) is born.
in 1950 - Mildred Douglas, Surinames/Dutch singer (Mai Tai) is born.
in 1951 - Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat) is born.
in 1954 - Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale) is born. in 1954 - Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66. in 1955 - Janice Long, British radio host (Crash FM) is born.
in 1957 - Vince Gill, Norman Okla, country singer (When I Call Your Name) is born. in 1962 - The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles' fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time's sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show. in 1963 - Beatles receive their 1st silver disc (Please Please Me)
in 1963 - Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78. in 1967 - Monkees fans walked from London's Marble Arch to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to protest Davy Jones' planned call-up. Jones was exempted because he was deemed responsible for supporting his father. in 1967 - Mischa Elman dies at age 76. Ukrainian violinist born in the small town of Talnoye near Kiev; he made his Berlin debut in 1904, creating a great sensation. His London debut in 1905 included the British premiere of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor. He played in Carnegie Hall in 1908, making a great impression on his American audience. He toured Australia in 1914, after which the Elman family moved to America, and became a citizen in 1923. In 1917, he was elected to honorary membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. He sometimes performed in as many as 107 concerts in a 29-week season. In 1943, he gave the premiere of Bohuslav Martinu's second concerto, which was written for him. Sales of his records exceeded two million. Mischa also performed and recorded with Josef Bonime, Carroll Hollister and others, and from 1950, his steady accompanist and recital partner was Joseph Seiger.
[NOTE: Mischa's date of death was erroneous listed as yesterday. Further research put the date today. Worth listening to again.] in 1968 - The first date of a twice-nightly UK tour featuring, Amen Corner, Gene Pitney, Status Quo, Simon Dupree & The Big Sound and Don Partridge kicked off at The Odeon Theatre, Lewisham, London.
in 1972 - Elvis Presley kicked of a 15 date US tour at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.
in 1975 - Minnie Riperton went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Stevie Wonder produced song 'Loving You' (a No.2 hit in the UK). It was the singers only US chart hit. Riperton died of cancer on 12th July 1979.
in 1978 - Duran Duran made their live debut at The Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Polytechnic. in 1978 - Carlo Tagliabue dies at age 80. Italian baritone; he made his debut in Lodi, Italy, in Loreley and Aida. His debuts in Genoa in 1923; Torino, La Scala -1930; Rome -1931; and Naples in 1931 were all in Tristan und Isolde. He also performed in Wagner's Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. However, Carlo would go on to excel in the Verdian repertoire, especially La forza del destino, Aida, Rigoletto, La traviata, Nabucco, and Otello. He created the role of Basilio in Respighi's La fiamma in 1934. His international career included Buenos Aires' Teatro Colón -1934, the Metropolitan Opera, New York 1937-39, and San Francisco Opera and Covent Garden, London in 1938). His last performance was in 1955 at La Scala, at the famous performance of La traviata where Maria Callas scandalized the public by throwing her shoes off. in 1980 - Genesis scored their first UK No.1 album when 'Duke' went to the top of the charts.
in 1980 - R.E.M. played their first ever gig when they appeared at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia.
in 1981 - Canned Heat singer Bob "The Bear" Hite died of a heart attack aged 36. (1970 UK No.2 & US No.26 single 'Let's Work Together'). Played at both the 1967 Montery Pop Festival and the 1969 Woodstock Festival. in 1981 - Bob Hite dies at age 36. American lead singer, harmonica with Canned Heat. In 1965, aged 22, he formed a band with Alan Wilson and their mutual friend Henry Vestine joined soon after and this trio formed the core of the blues-rock band Canned Heat. Bob remained the lead singer until his death. Canned Heat appeared at most major musical events of the late 1960s including the two legendary '60s concerts Monterey and Woodstock, which gained them international fame. Their songs - "Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again" - became international hits; both were re-workings of obscure blues (heart attack)
April 5th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
From: On a mountain top in Costa Rica. yea...I win!!
| | 5 APRIL page 2 of 2 in 1983 - Danny Rapp dies at age 41. American singer born in Philadelphia, musical career began in 1955 with the formation of his group The Juvenairs, which later became known as Danny and the Juniors. Their 1957 song "Do the Bop" came to the attention of Dick Clark, who suggested they rename it to "At the Hop." After limited initial success with the song, it became a worldwide hit when it was played on American Bandstand. The Juniors went on to have two more hits "Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Stay" and "Twistin' USA". The Juniors released several more records in the 1960s but were not able to produce any more hits. In the 70s they toured the oldies circuit, re-releasing "At the Hop" in 1976 (an apparent suicide by gunshot) b. May 9th 1941. (although his birth certificate states his birth was May 10th, he was born at home on May 9th and registered the following day).
in 1984 - Marvin Gaye's funeral took place at The Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles; Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy and other Motown singers, writers and producers, attended the service.
in 1985 - At 3:50pm GMT, over 5,000 radio stations worldwide aired the charity single by USA for Africa 'We Are The World'. The single went on to be a No.1 in the US & UK, and most Western territories.
in 1985 - UK Channel 4 music show The Tube aired a two-hour end of series special featuring UB40, Alison Moyet, Style Council, The Pogues, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Bronski Beat.
in 1992 - Anthony "Tony" Papa, big band leader, dies at 65
in 1994 - Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94 in 1994 - Kurt Cobain dies at age 27. American singer, guitarist; he formed the grunge band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album 'Bleach' released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album 'Nevermind' in 1991. Following the success of 'Nevermind', Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Kurt hailed as "the spokesman of a generation". However he was often uncomfortable and frustrated, believing his message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal issues often subject to media attention. He challenged Nirvana's audience with its final studio album 'In Utero' in 1993. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Kurt as a songwriter, sold over twenty-five million albums in the US alone, and over fifty million worldwide. (He sadly struggled with heroin addiction, and death was ruled a suicide by gunshot. Circumstances surrounding his death have fueled much analysis and debate - was it murder?)
in 1995 - Jimi Hendrix's one-time girlfriend Monika Dannerman committed suicide, two days after losing a court battle with another of the guitarist's ex-lovers.
in 1997 - The Chemical Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Block Rockin Beats.' Taken from their second album Dig Your Own Hole the song won a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.
in 1998 - British drummer Cozy Powell was killed when his car smashed into crash barriers on a motorway in Bristol, England. Powell had worked with Whitesnake, ELP, Black Sabbath, Rainbow and the ELP spin-off Emerson, Lake, & Powell. Plus sessions with Donovan, Roger Daltrey, Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and Brian May.
in 1998 - The Spice Girls performed their first ever-live UK concert when they appeared in front of a 9,000 strong audience in Glasgow, Scotland. in 1998 - Cozy Powell /Colin Flooks dies at age 50. British legendary drummer, born in Cirencester, England, he started playing drums at age 12 in the school orchestra. He played with swamp rocker Tony Joe White at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 and went on to work with the Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Graham Bonnet & The Hooligans, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, and as a soloists, top session player and freelance drummer. Considered to be one of England's best drummers and very much in demand for rock and pop records, Cozy is legendary for his heavy-hitting style that he made to work with many kinds of rock music, whether it be for the thundering pop productions or the softer rock ballads (Cozy died in hospital following a car crash, driving his Saab 9000 in bad weather on the M4 motorway near Bristol. While talking to his girlfriend on his mobile phone, he lost control and crashed into the central barriers) in 2002 - Layne Staley dies at age 34. American lead singer and co-lyricist of the rock group Alice in Chains, which was formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987 by Layne and guitarist Jerry Cantrell. They rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. The band became known for its distinct vocal style, which often included the "snarl-to-a-scream" vocals of Layne, as well as the harmonized vocals of Layne and Cantrell. He was also a member of the supergroups Mad Season and Class of '99. He struggled throughout his career with severe drug addiction. (tragically died of a lethal overdose of heroin and cocaine)
in 2003 - Paul McCartney kicked off the UK leg of his 'Back In The World Tour' at Hallam FM Arena a year after it began in America. The set included 22 Beatles songs. in 2005 - Alexander Brott /Joël Brod dies at age 90. Canadian conductor, composer, violinist and music teacher; born in Montreal, he was leader of the Montreal Orchestra, Les Concerts symphoniques de Montréal and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra from 1945 to 1958. In 1939, he joined the Faculty of Music at McGill University, where he remained until 1980. His compositions included Arabesque, Circle, Triangle, 4 Squares, and Paraphrase in Polyphony. He was also the founder and musical director of the McGill Chamber Orchestra and conducted the Kingston Symphony Orchestra from 1965 to 1981. In 1979 Joël was made a Member of the Order of Canada and in 1988 he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. in 2006 - Marion "Suge" Knight staved off receivership by seeking bankruptcy protection for himself and his music label, Death Row Records. The record producer had been ordered to pay more than $100m (£57m) to a former associate who said she had helped start the record label in 1989. Lawyers for Mr Knight said he did not have the money to pay the judgement, and was forced to seek federal protection. The label helped launch the careers of rappers such as Snoop Doggy Dogg.
in 2006 - Gene Pitney was found dead aged 65 in his bed in a Cardiff hotel. The American singer was on a UK tour and had shown no signs of illness. Pitney helped the Rolling Stones break the American market with his endorsement of the band. Jagger and Richards wrote his hit That Girl Belongs to Yesterday which became the Stones duo's first composition to reach the American charts. He scored the 1962 US No.4 single 'Only Love Can Break A Heart'. and 1967 solo UK No.5 & 1989 UK No.1 single with Marc Almond 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart', plus over 15 other US & UK Top 40 hits. in 2007 - Former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died from an apparent brain hemorrhage at the age of 51. St. John was Kiss' third official guitarist, having replaced Vinnie Vincent in 1984 and appeared on the album ‘Animalize’.
in 2008 - Apple's iTunes overtook supermarket group Wal-Mart to become the largest music retailer in the US. Market research firm NPD said iTunes surpassed Wal-Mart in January and February if 12 downloads are considered equal to the sale of one CD album. iTunes had sold more than four billion songs since its launch in 2003.
in 2008 - Danity Kane were at No.1 on the US album chart with their second album ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse.’
in 2008 - Lady GaGa started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Fame’ the American singers debut album.
in 2009 - Nancy Overton dies at age 83. American singer; first formed a group with her sister Jean Swain and two college friends, in 1946, touring with orchestra leader Tommy Tucker for 6 months, as Tommy Tucker's Two Timers, and recorded the song "Maybe You'll Be There". They next sang with singer and band leader Ray Heatherton, they were then known as The Heathertones. The Heathertones disbanded in 1953. In 1957, Janet Ertel of The Chordettes, though still recording with the group, elected not to continue touring, Nancy was invited to appear with The Chordettes for live appearances and did so until the group broke up in the early 1960s. After her husband Hall Overton died in 1972, she retired from show business and worked for Prentice-Hall Publishers as an editorial assistant. In the early 1990s, The Chordettes regrouped with Nancy, Doris Alberti, and original members Lynn Evans and Jean Swain, doing shows ranging from a doo wop concert to touring with Eddy Arnold (esophageal cancer)
in 2009 - Tony D /Anthony Depula dies at age 42. American hip hop DJ and musician; He was the first artist to have a record released on Mark Rae's burgeoning British Grand Central Records independent record label, then called Gone Clear Records. His other albums were released on Cha-Ching Records and 4th & B'way Records, and he was a part of the group Crusaders for Real Hip Hop, which released one album on Profile Records. He had also worked as a producer for DJ Muggs, Outsidaz, Scott Lark, Poor Righteous Teachers, Young Zee, King Sun, Blvd Mosse, and Pace Won. He was last reported to be working on a band project called The WBs (car accident).
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| | 6 APRIL page 1 of 2 in 1516 - A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este. in 1631 - Vincenzo De Grandis, composer is born. in 1660 - Johann Kuhnau, composer is born. in 1672 - Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer is born. in 1708 - George Reuter, composer is born. in 1752 - Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer is born. in 1757 - Alessandro Rolla, composer is born. in 1778 - Joseph Funk, composer is born. in 1779 - Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52. in 1782 - Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90. in 1805 - Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56 in 1812 - Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer is born. in 1815 - Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer is born. in 1817 - Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer, dies at 78. in 1818 - Francis Henry Brown, composer is born. in 1822 - Franz Xaver Partsch, composer, dies at 62 in 1835 - Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer is born. in 1844 - Joseph Ludwig, composer is born. in 1849 - Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le ProphŠte," premieres in Paris in 1878 - Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer is born. in 1885 - Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer is born. in 1892 - Mateusz Glinski, composer is born. in 1896 - Juan Tomas Perez, composer is born. in 1900 - Andres Sas, composer is born. in 1901 - Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer is born. in 1904 - Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be) is born. in 1908 - Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer is born. in 1911 - Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer is born. in 1912 - Endre Szekely, composer is born. in 1913 - Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday in 1919 - Stefan Surzynski, composer, dies at 63 in 1921 - Andrew Welsh Imbrie, composer is born. in 1927 - Gerry Mulligan, British saxophonist/orch leader (Jazz on a Summer Day) is born. in 1929 - Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer is born. in 1929 - Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers) is born. in 1929 - Andre Previn, Berlin Germany, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist is born. in 1931 - Joan Carlyle, British soprano is born. in 1931 - Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73. in 1934 - Reijo Jyrkiainen, composer is born. in 1936 - Manfred Schoof, composer is born. in 1937 - Merle Haggard, Bakersfield Calif, country singer (Death Valley Days) is born. in 1940 - Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49 in 1944 - Michelle Phillips, rocker (Mamas and The Papas) is born. in 1944 - John Stax, rocker (Pretty Things-Don't Bring Me Down) is born. in 1944 - Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano is born. in 1945 - Bob Marley, reggae musician/singer (Whalers-No Woman) is born. in 1947 - Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing) is born. in 1947 - Vaclav Kapral, composer, dies at 58 in 1951 - Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love) is born. in 1951 - Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71 in 1952 - Udo Dirkshneider, heavy metal rocker (Accept-Balls to the Wall, Udo) is born. in 1956 - Elvis Presley signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures. in 1960 - The Everly Brothers started their first UK concert tour at London's New Victoria Theatre, supported by The Crickets. in 1962 - Stan Cullimore, bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There) is born. in 1964 - Johnny Dee, heavy metal drummer (Britny Fox-Boys in Heat, King Kobra) is born. in 1966 - The first session of what would become The Beatles album 'Revolver' started in the evening at Abbey Road studios London, with the recording of the basic track of 'Tomorrow Never Knows.' in 1967 - The first master tape of The Beatles new album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was made. The song order on side one is different from the final product at this point, the last five songs on that side being initially ordered as follows: ‘Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite’, ‘Fixing a Hole’, ‘Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Getting Better’, and ‘She's Leaving Home’. The Beatles had specified that there were to be no gaps between songs - a unique idea at the time. in 1968 - Cliff Richard sang 'Congratulations' the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest held at the Royal Albert Hall London, winning second place behind the entry from Spain. in 1968 - Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett was suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use. in 1968 - Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Graduate.' in 1968 - The Beatles Apple Corps Ltd. record company, management and publishing firm, opened their offices in London. in 1971 - Igor F Strawinsky, Russ composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies at 88. in 1971 - Carly Simon was introduced to James Taylor after her show at the Troubadour, Los Angeles. The couple married on 3rd November 1972. in 1971 - The Rolling Stones launched their own record label, 'Rolling Stones Records', with Atlantic Records. in 1974 - Swedish act Blue Swede went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hooked On A Feeling'. The single didn't chart in the UK. 1974, The California Jam 1 festival took place in Ontario, California, featuring The Eagles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Earth Wind and Fire, ELP, Black Oak Arkansas and Seals & Croft. Over 200,000 fans attended. in 1975 - Dannon Phillip Pampolina, rapper/drummer (Party) is born. in 1976 - 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones" in 1977 - Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released. in 1977 - Benny Featherstone dies at age 65. Tasmanian drummer, trumpeter and legendary bandleader. in 1978 - Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74 in 1979 - Milton Ager, US composer, dies at 85. in 1979 - Rod Stewart married actor George Hamilton's ex-wife Alana Hamilton in Beverly Hills, California. in 1981 - Bob "The Bear" Hite, singer (Canned Heat-Goin' up the Country), dies. in 1981 - Published in this week's Sounds magazine, The Futurist chart. No.5, Visage, 'Mind Of A Toy', No.4, Depeche Mode, 'Dreaming Of Me', No.3, Spandau Ballet, 'Journey's To Glory', No.2, Landscape, 'Einstein A Go- Go', No.1, Spandau Ballet, 'Glow.' in 1984 - Ral Donner dies at age 41. American singer born in Chicago; a most successful Elvis sound-alike, getting a career, a year's worth of charting singles, and years of steady work out of the fact that his singing bore an uncanny resemblance to the King of Rock & Roll's ballad style. He recorded a cover of Presley's "The Girl of My Best Friend", along with a backing band called The Starfires. His next single, "You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)", became his biggest, and only Top Ten, hit on the Billboard charts, peaking at No.4. He managed a few more hits, the last of which was in 1962. In 1981, Ral was asked to narrate Elvis Presley's voice in the film This Is Elvis. (cancer) in 1985 - UK singer, songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan won a lawsuit against his manager Gordon Mills for unpaid royalties and was awarded $2 million. in 1985 - Paul Young scored his second UK No.1 album with 'The Secret Of Association.' in 1987 - Roger Waters' lawyers issued a statement that Roger believed himself to be the creative driving force behind Pink Floyd and therefore he would contest the use of the name by anyone else and any former members of Pink Floyd. in 1987 - 22nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Randy Travis and Hank Williams Jr in 1992 - Shakespear's Sister held the UK No.1 position on the singles chart with 'Stay', Vanessa Williams was at No.1 in the US with 'Save The Best To Last.' in 1994 - Dick Cary, jazz musician, dies at 77 in 1996 - Radiohead appeared at the Varsity Arena, Toronto, Canada.
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