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Thursday, October 20, 2005

This Day In Music

Happening on this day:
1979, Herb Alpert started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rise', giving the co founder of A&M records his second US No.1. It made No.13 in the UK.
I, being a band nerd playing the cornet, used to listen to Herb when he first pumped out records back in the sixties. My brother used to practice by playing along with him.
1979, The Eagles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the bands fourth US No.1.
Although there were a few good songs from that album, the single "The Long Run" sucked big time.
1978, The Police made their US debut at C.B.G.B.S, New York. The trio had flown on low cost tickets with Laker Airtrain, carrying their instruments as hand luggage.
C.B.G.B.S, for those unfamiliar, is one of THE places. When you get to play there, you are now somebody. I hear they're going through some rough times now though.
Anyway, The Police I thought were okay, but Stewart Copeland is one of my favorite drummers.
1977, Siouxsie Sioux and Kenny Morris from The Banshees were arrested and held overnight at Holloway police station, London for causing an obstruction after a London gig, they were both fined £20.
Wasn't she like, some sort of 80's bubblegum artist? Meh. Didn't know she had been around that long.
1973, The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie', the groups 7th US chart topper. A No.5 hit in the UK.
Another of my all-time favorite songs. Fun to play on the guitar to.
1962, Peter Paul and Mary went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self- titled album.
And so begins folk singers.

Born on this day:
1964, Jim Sonefild, Hootie & The Blowfish
1953, Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
1951, Alan Greenwood, Foreigner
1945, Ric Lee, Ten Years After

1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines of Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a swamp in Gillsburg, Missouri. The band were due to play at Louisiana University that evening, the other members from the band were all seriously injured.
Which enforces my theory that rockers should not fly.

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