Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John Densmore!

John Densmore, The Doors, Doors Drummer

Musicians Born On December 1

1934 Billy Paul (Me and Mrs Jones)
1936 Lou Rawls (You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine)
1938 Sandy Nelson (Let There Be Drums)
1944 Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult)
1945 Bette Midler (The Rose)
1945 John Densmore (Doors)
1946 Gilbert O'Sullivan (Alone Again Naturally)

Deaths On December 1

1954 Fred Rose (Acuff Rose Country, and Western Publishing)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 1

1958 Teddy Bears: 'To Know Him Is to Love Him' US LP
1966 Tom Jones: 'Green Green Grass of Home' UK 45
1973 Carpenters: 'Top of the World' US LP
1984 Jim Diamond: 'I Should Have Known Better' UK 45
1990 Vanilla Ice: 'Ice Ice Baby' UK 45
1990 Whitney Houston : I'm Your Baby Tonight : US single
1996 Peter Andre : I Feel You : UK single

Various Music Events On Decemberr 1

1957 Ed Sullivan presents three acts, each making its debut on national television, Buddy Holly and the Crickets sing 'That'll Be the Day', Sam Cooke sings 'You Send Me' and Rays perform 'Silhouettes'

1958 Having already enjoyed chart success as a songwriter ('Stupid Cupid' for Connie Francis), Neil Sedaka signs with RCA

1971 John and Yoko Lennon release 'Happy Christmas/War Is Over'

1973 Roy Wood's 'Forever' hits UK chart

1976 Sex Pistols swear on TV in an interview with Bill Grundy

1979 Little Feat's 'Down on the Farm' hits UK LP chart

1979 Police enter UK chart with 'Walking On The Moon'

1980 Talking Heads begin UK tour at Hammersmith Palais, supported by U2

1981 Vince Clarke leaves Depeche Mode

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