Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ted Nugent!

Ted Nugent, Cat Scratch Fever

Musicians Born On December 13

1940 Tony Gomez (Foundations)
1948 Jeff Baxter (Steely Dan)
1948 Andy Peebles (DJ)
1949 Ted Nugent (Cat Scratch Fever)
1949 Randy Owen (Alabama)
1954 Berton Averre (The Knack)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 13

1962 Elvis Presley: 'Return to Sender' UK 45
1975 Chicago: 'Chicago Greatest Hits' US LP
1980 Kenny Rogers: 'Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits' US LP
1986 Bruce Hornsby and the Range: 'The Way it Is' US 45
1997 Spice Girls : Spiceworld : UK LP
1998 B*witched : To You I Belong : UK single

Various Music Events On December 13

1958 UK 'Daily Sketch' runs story that Elvis is to star in a special Christmas show in London. In fact, he is never to visit UK

1963 Beatles end their third British tour at the Gaumont, Southampton

1969 The Who perform 'Tommy' at the Colosseum Opera House in London

1969 Dutch band Shocking Blue debut on UK chart with 'Venus', on way to No. 1. Original of song covered by Bananarama

1974 Bachman-Turner Overdrive go gold with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet'

1980 Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' hits US LP chart

1980 Police hit UK chart at No. 9 with 'De Do Do Do De Da Da Da'

1981 Rolling Stones enter UK chart with 'Waiting On a Friend'

1986 Madonna hits UK chart at No. 8 with 'Open Your Heart

1986 Paul Simon hits UK chart with 'The Boy in the Bubble'

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