Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ace Kefford!

Ace Kefford, The Move

Musicians Born On December 10

1910 John Hammond (man who signed Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and others)
1918 Professor Longhair (US blues pianist)
1926 Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones)
1945 Ace Kefford (Move)
1948 Ralph Tavares (Tavares)
1958 Paul Hardcastle (19)

Deaths On December 10

1967 Otis Redding (Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 10

1964 Beatles: 'I Feel Fine' UK 45
1966 Beach Boys: 'Good Vibrations' US 45
1983 Flying Pickets: 'Only You' UK 45
1983 Paul McCartney:and Michael Jackson: 'Say Say Say' US 45
1988 Cliff Richard: 'Mistletoe and Wine' UK 45
1988 Chicago: 'Look Away' US 45
1994 East 17 : Stay Another Day : UK single
1994 Beatles : Live at the BBC : UK LP
1994 Kenny G : Miracles-The Holiday Album : US LP

Various Music Events On December 10

1949 Fats Domino records 'The Fat Man' in New Orleans

1964 Moody Blues debut on UK chart with 'Go Now'

1964 Marvin Gaye debuts on UK chart with 'How Sweet It Is'

1965 Ray Charles enters US Hot 100 with 'Crying Time'

1965 Peter Sellers releases 'A Hard Day's Night' in UK

1965 Mindbenders release 'A Groovy Kind of Love' in UK

1967 Steve Miller (Blues) Band, a previously almost unknown San Francisco group, signs with Capitol Records for unprecedented $750,000.

1977 Bob Marley's 'Jammin'' hits UK chart

1982 Jam play their last show in Brighton

1983 UB40's 'Many Rivers to Cross' hits UK chart

1984 Band Aid release 'Do They Know It's Christmas' in UK

1991 Alan Freed, the man who coined the term ''Rock and Roll'' is posthumously awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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