Sunday, December 12, 2010

December 12 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Paul Rogers!

Bad Company, Paul Rogers

Musicians Born On December 12

1915 Frank Sinatra (My Way)
1938 Connie Francis (Stupid Cupid)
1941 Dionne Warwick (Walk On By)
1942 Mike Heron (Incredible String Band)
1943 Grover Washington Jr (Just the Two of Us)
1943 Dicky Betts (Allman Brothers Band)
1945 Tony Williams (jazz drummer)
1946 Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull)
1948 Ray Jackson (Lindisfarne)
1949 Paul Rodgers (Free)
1957 Cy Curnin (Fixx)
1957 Sheila E. (Sheila Escovedo)
1959 Belouis Some (Neville Keighley)
1963 Claudia Brucken (Propaganda)
1963 Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 12

1963 Beatles: 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' UK 45
1964 Bobby Vinton: 'Mr. Lonely' US 45
1970 Smokey Robinson: 'Tears of a Clown' US 45
1981 Human League: 'Don't You Want Me' UK 45
1992 Cher : Cher's Greatest Hits 1965-1992 : UK LP
1992 Various : The Bodyguard (OST) : US LP

Various Music Events On December 12

1901 Marconi first transmits and receives a radio signal

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries thirteen-year-old Myra Lewis, daughter of his cousin Jim Brown. The ceremony takes place a full six months before his divorce from his second wife, and the scandal almost ruins his career

1966 Pink Floyd perform their first concert at Oxfam benefit at Royal Albert Hall

1968 'Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus' filmed at Wembley TV Studios. John and Yoko, Eric Clapton, Who Jethro Tull and Mitch Mitchell are among the performers. It is never shown

1969 Isaac Hayes awarded gold disc for 'Hot Buttered Soul' LP

1969 Plastic Ono Band (featuring Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, Alan White and John and Yoko) perform their first concert at the Toronto Peace Festival

1987 Whitesnake go platinum with 'Slide it In'

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