Sunday, December 5, 2010

December 5 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday J.J. Cale!

J.J. Cale

Musicians Born On December 5

1899 Sonny Boy Williamson (Aleck Ford - blues singer)
1935 Little Richard (Tutti Frutti)
1938 J.J. Cale (After Midnight)
1943 Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five)
1947 Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina)
1957 Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
1965 Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 5

1964 Lorne Green: 'Ringo' US 45
1964 Beach Boys: 'Beach Boys Concert' US LP
1970 Andy Williams: 'Greatest Hits' UK LP
1981 Julio Iglesias: 'Begin the Beguine' UK 45
1987 Belinda Carlisle: 'Heaven Is a Place on Earth' US 45
1992 Whitney Houston : I Will Always Love You : UK single
1992 Ice Cube : Predator : US LP
1998 R. Kelly & Celine Dion : I'm Your Angel : US single

Various Music Events On Decemberr 5

1956 Alan Freed's film 'Rock Rock Rock', starring Chuck Berry, Flamingos, Frankie Lymon, Lavern Baker and Johnny Burnette, opens in New York

1959 Gene Vincent arrives in UK for start of tour

1964 Zombies enter US chart with 'She's Not There'

1964 Kinks enter US chart with 'You Really Got Me'

1964 Roy Orbison's 'Oh Pretty Woman' hits UK LP chart

1968 Rolling Stones hold a 'Beggar's Banquet' at Elizabeth Rooms to mark release of their LP of the same name

1970 Judy Collins's 'Amazing Grace' hits UK chart, going on to log a total of 67 weeks

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