Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Tom Waits!

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Musicians Born On December 7

1942 Harry Chapin (Cat's in the Cradle)
1949 Tom Waits (Frank's Wild Years)
1954 Mike Nolan (Bucks Fizz)
1958 Tim Butler (Psychedelic Furs)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 7

1961 Frankie Vaughan: 'Tower of Strength' UK 45
1963 Beatles: 'With the Beatles' UK LP
1963 Singing Nun: 'Dominique' US 45
1968 Beatles: 'White Album' UK LP
1974 Barry White: 'You're The First, the Last' UK 45
1974 Carl Douglas: 'Kung Fu Fighting' US 45
1985 Mr Mister: 'Broken Wings' US 45
1991 Michael Jackson: 'Black or White' US 45
1991 George Michael/Elton John : Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me : UK single
1991 Queen : Greatest Hits II : UK LP
1996 Toni Braxton : Unbreak My Heart : US single
1996 Spice Girls : Spice : UK LP
1997 Teletubbies : Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! : UK single

Various Music Events On December 7

1956 Tommy Steele makes his UK stage debut at Finsbury Park Astoria, with rave reviews proclaiming him as 'Britain's answer to Elvis'

1957 As Paul Anka's 'I Love You Baby' follows 'Diana' into chart, the fifteen-year-old Canadian begins a UK tour

1963 Beatles act as panel on BBC TV 'Juke Box Jury'

1967 Graham Nash announces in 'NME' his intention to record with David Crosby and Stephen Stills

1967 Apple Boutique opens at 94 Baker Street

1968 Eric Burdon quits Animals to move to California

1974 Genesis' 'Lamb Lies down on Broadway' hits UK LP chart

1974 Ralph McTell enters UK chart with 'Streets of London'

1987 Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Judy Collins are among those who play at Carnegie Hall in a tribute concert to Harry Chapin, who would have been 45 day

1993 Guns N' Roses announce they will keep the "Look At Your Game, Girl", written by Charles Manson,on their album, "The Spaghetti Incident?" They decided to keep it on after they learned that the royalties from the song will go to the son of one of Manson's victims.

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