Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Gregg Allman!

Gregg Allman, Allman Brothers

Musicians Born On December 8

1921 Johnny Otis (US white R&B leader)
1925 Jimmy Smith (jazz player)
1925 Sammy Davis Jr (The Candy Man)
1939 Jerry Butler (For Your Precious Love)
1942 Bobby Elliott (Hollies)
1943 Jim Morrison (Doors)
1946 Graham Knight (Marmalade)
1947 Gregg Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
1949 Ray Shulman (Simon Dupree)
1957 Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
1959 Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1962 Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
1966 Sinead O' Connor

Deaths On December 8

John Lennon, John Lennon NYC, John Lennon Death

1980 John Lennon
1982 Marty Robbins (El Paso)
1982 Big Walter (Shakey) Horton (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 8

1956 Guy Mitchell: 'Singing the Blues' US 45
1973 Roxy Music: 'Stranded' UK LP
1979 Police: 'Walking on the Moon' UK 45
1979 Rod Stewart: 'Greatest Hits' UK LP
1979 Styx: 'Babe' US 45
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: 'Power of Love' UK 45
1984 Hall and Oates: 'Out of Touch' US 45
1990 Stevie B : Because I Love You : US single
1996 Boyzone : A Different Beat : UK single

Various Music Events On Decemberr 8

1954 Drifters enter US R&B chart with 'White Christmas'

1961 Beach Boys release 'Surfin'', their first single, on Candix label

1972 Carly Simon awarded gold disc for 'No Secrets'

1973 Santana's 'Welcome' hits UK LP chart

1979 Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' hits UK LP chart

1984 Foreigner hit UK chart with 'I Want to Know What Love Is'

1995 The surviving members of the Grateful Dead disband the group following Jerry Garcia's death in August.

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