Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Neil Innes!

Neil Innes,Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)

Musicians Born On December 9

1934 Junior Wells (US blues singer)
1941 Dan Hicks (Hot Licks)
1941 Sam Strain (O'Hays)
1943 Rick Danko (The Band)
1944 Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
1950 Joan Armatrading (Love and Affection)
1957 Donny Osmond (Puppy Love)
1958 Nick Seymour (Crowded House)
1970 Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers)
1972 Geoff Barrow (Portishead)
1973 Tre Cool (Green Day)

Deaths On December 9

1981 Sonny Til (Orioles)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 9

1972 Moody Blues: 'Seventh Sojourn' US Lp
1978 Boney M: 'Mary's Boy Child' UK 45
1978 Chic: 'Le Freak' US 45
1995 Michael Jackson : Earth Song : UK single
1995 Beatles : Anthology 1 : US LP

Various Music Events On December 9

1967 Doors lead singer Jim Morrison arrested in New Haven following backstage fight when security guard mistakes him for a fan

1967 Cream enter US chart with 'Disraeli Gears' LP

1972 All-Star Orchestra version of 'Tommy' performed at the Rainbow Theatre

1972 Elton John hits Hot 100 with 'Crocodile Rock', his first US No. 1

1972 Wizzard debut on UK chart with 'Ballpark Incident'

1972 John Lennon's 'Happy Christmas (War is Over)' hits UK chart

1978 Steely Dan's 'Greatest Hits' hits US LP chart

1978 Earth, Wind and Fire's 'September' hits UK chart

1989 UB40's 'Labour of Love 2' hits UK LP chart

1989 Soul II Soul's 'Get a Life' hits UK chart

1991 After a long legal battle, Bob Marley's $11.5 million estate is awarded to his wife Rita and her children. Ziggy Marley's daughter is born on this day and he names her Justice in honor of the verdict.

1992 Bill Wyman leaves the Rolling Stones

1995 The Beatles'" Anthology Vol 1" hits the top of the charts.

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