Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 11 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Andy Partridge!

Andy Partridge, XTC

Musicians Born On December 11

1926 'Big' Mama Thornton (Hound Dog)
1940 David Gates (Bread)
1944 Booker T. Jones (Booker T. and the MGs)
1944 Brenda Lee (Sweet Nuthins)
1953 Andy Partridge (XTC)
1954 Jermaine Jackson (Let's Get Serious)
1958 Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)

Deaths On December 11

1964 Sam Cooke (Wonderful World)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 11

1961 Marvelettes: 'Please Mr Postman' US 45
1961 Elvis Presley: 'Blue Hawaii' US LP
1968 Scaffold: 'Lily the Pink' UK 45
1971 Benny Hill: 'Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)' UK 45
1982 Toni Basil: 'Mickey' US 45
1993 Janet Jackson : Again : US single
1993 Mr Blobby : Mr Blobby : UK single
1993 Snoop Doggy Dogg : Doggy Style : US LP

Various Music Events On December 11

1970 John Lennon releases 'Plastic Ono Band' LP, containing 'Mother' and 'Working Class Hero'

1971 Carly Simon scores second hit in US with 'Anticipation'

1972 Genesis play their first-ever US concert at Brandeis University in Massachussetts

1973 James Brown arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after a concert in Knoxville. Charges are dropped when the singer threatens to sue the city for a million dollars, claiming he was beaten by police

1976 ELO's 'A New World Record' hits UK LP chart

1976 Steely Dan hit UK singles chart with 'Haitian Divorce'

1976 Al Stewart debuts on US Hot 100 with 'Year of the Cat', on way to No. 8

1988 A Roy Orbison benefit show at The Wiltern Theatre features Don Henley, Tom Petty, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt .

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