Sunday, December 19, 2010

December 19 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Alvin Lee!

Alvin Lee, Ten Years After

Musicians Born On December 19

1915 Edith Piaf (Milord)
1940 Phil Ochs (There But For Fortune)
1941 Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire)
1944 Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
1944 Zal Yanosky (Lovin' Spoonful)
1945 John McEven (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1957 Anita Baker
1966 Chris Robinson (Black Crowes)
1958 Limahl (Kajagoogoo)

Deaths On December 19

1993 Michael Clarke (Byrds)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 19

1958 Conway Twitty: 'It's Only Make Believe' UK 45
1964 Beatles: 'Beatles for Sale' UK LP
1964 Supremes: 'Come See About Me' US 45
1981 Abba: 'The Visitors' UK LP
1987 Pet Shop Boys: 'Always on My Mind' UK 45

Various Music Events On December 19

1955 Carl Perkins records 'Blue Suede Shoes at Sun Studios in Memphis

1958 Phil Spector scores his first UK hit as Teddy Bears' 'To Know Him Is to Love Him' enters chart

1962 'Motown Rock and Roll Show' arrives in New York, playing at Apollo Theatre

1963 Buddy Holly's 'What to Do' hits UK chart

1964 Petula Clark enters Hot 100 with 'Downtown'

1965 Drummer Keith Moon collapses at Who gig at Ricky Tick Club in Windsor

1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock go gold with 'Strawberry Alarm Clock' LP

1976 Dr Feelgood play Christmas Show at Hammersmith Palais

1981 Adam Faith's '20 Golden Greats hits UK LP chart

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