Friday, December 24, 2010

December 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Lemmy!

Lemmy, Motorhead

Musicians Born On December 24

1920 Dave Bartholomew (New Orleans producer)
1924 Lee Dorsey (Working in the Coal Mine)
1944 Mike Curb (TV themes)
1945 Lemmy (Ian Kilmister)
1946 Jan Akkerman (Focus)
1957 Ian Burden (Human League)

Deaths On December 24

1954 Johnny Ace (Pledging My Love)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 24

1977 Bee Gees: 'How Deep Is Your Love' US 45
1988 Cliff Richard: 'Private Collection' UK LP
1988 Poison: 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn' US 45
1988 Anita Baker: 'Giving You the Best that I've Got' US LP
1994 Pearl Jam : Vitalogy : US LP

Various Music Events On December 24

1960 The Philadelphia Orphan's Court raises Chubby Checker's weekly allowance from $150 to $200. The singer (born Ernest Evans) was19.

1964 Beatles begin series of Christmas shows at Hammersmith Odeon

1965 The Beatles earn yet another gold record for the album "Rubber Soul," just two-and-a-half weeks after its release!

1966 Seeds hit US chart with classic garage-rock single, 'Pushin' Too Hard'

1966 Tommy James and the Shondels record 'I Think We're Alone Now'

1969 The "Buddy Holly Story", an album commemorating the tenth anniversary of Buddy's death, is certified gold.

1972 Concert by Manfred Mann in Miami is cut short as local residents complain about noise. The plug is pulled and the crowd riots

1973 Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers is arrested in Visalia, California on charges of marijuana possession. His court appearance on January 10, coincides with the release of the group's new album, ironically titled "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits."

1988 Ziggy Marley becomes the first reggae artist to score an American No. 1 as 'Tumblin' Down' reaches top of 'Hot Black' chart

1988 'Two Hearts' moves from No. 12 to No. 6, giving Phil Collins his fourteenth straight US Top 10 single

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