Friday, December 3, 2010

December 3 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Ozzy!

Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath

Musicians Born On December 3

1940 John Cale (Velvet Underground)
1948 Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
1948 John Wilson (Taste)
1951 Mike Stock (Stock-Aitken-Waterman)
1971 Montell Jordan

Number 1 In The Charts On December 3

1960 Elvis Presley: 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' US 45
1964 Rolling Stones: 'Little Red Rooster' UK 45
1966 New Vaudeville Band: 'Winchester Cathedral' US 45
1977 Wings: 'Mull of Kintyre' UK 45
1977 Linda Ronstadt: 'Simple Dreams' US LP
1983 Duran Duran: '7 and the Ragged Tiger' UK LP
1983 Lionel Richie: 'Can't Slow Down' US LP
1988 Will to Power: 'Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird' US 45
1994 Boyz II Men : On Bended Knee : US single
1994 Beautiful South : Carry on up the Charts : UK LP

Various Music Events On December 3

1965 Beatles release 'Rubber Soul' LP

1968 Elvis Presley makes sensational comeback on NBC TV Special 'Elvis'

1971 Montreux Casino burns to the ground during a show by Mothers of Invention. The incident is later immortalised by the opening act, Deep Purple, who write 'Smoke on the Water'

1976 A 40-foot inflatable pig being used by Pink Floyd for LP cover photography breaks its moorings and drifts across London

1977 Paul Simon's 'Slip Slidin' Away' hits UK chart

1979 Eleven concert-goers die and dozens are injured during a rush for seats at The Who concert in Cincinnati. Festival seating and too few Doors are said to be the cause of the tragedy

1988 Carole King and Gerry Goffin receive US National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement award

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