Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Van Morrison!

Van Morrison, Birthday August 31, Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl

Musicians Born On August 31

1939 Jerry Allison (Crickets)
1945 Van Morrison (Moondance)
1947 John Gage (Gino Washington Ram Jam)
1952 Rudolph Schenker (Scorpions)
1957 Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)
1957 Gina Schock (The Go-Go's)
1970 Debbie Gibson (Lost in Your Eyes)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 31

1961 John Leyton: 'Johnny Remember Me' UK 45
1963 Angels: 'My Boyfriend's Back' US 45
1985 UB40: 'I Got You Babe' UK 45
1985 Dire Straits: 'Brothers in Arms' US LP
1991 Jason Donovan and the Original London Cast : Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat : UK LP
1998 Manic Street Preachers : If You TolerateThis.. : UK single

Various Music Events On August 31

1955 'I Hear You Knocking' by Smiley Lewis debuts on US R&B chart. (The song is later covered by Dave Edmunds)

1955 A London Judge fines Sidney Adams Turner £3 10s for 'creating an abominable noise'. Turner's crime? He threatens his neighbours by saying 'I will drive you mad'. He then plays 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' by Bill Haley at full volume for two and a half hours

1969 Bob Dylan plays Isle of Wight Festival, earning £38,000 in cash for a one-hour set, backed by the Band.

1974 Carole King's 'Jazzman' released in US

1976 Judge rules that George Harrison is guilty of subconsciously plagiarising the tune of 'He's So Fine' in composing the single 'My Sweet Lord'

1986 Bob Geldof marries Paula Yates

1989 The Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels", their first concert tour in eight years starts at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

1998 As he prepares to become an Internet Service Provider,David Bowie holds a number of webcast performances featuring Ani DiFranco, the Specials, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Jay Hawks and Spacehog.


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August 31 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Fab Four, Beatles Pool, Beatles Swimming, Beatles Miami, Beatles Beach, Beatles Photos

1955
Brian is appointed a director of I. Epstein & Sons (Liverpool) Limited, one of the two furniture-dealing sides of the family business.

1961
'Mersey Beat' publishes an article by Bob Wooler about the Beatles.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 17th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1965
Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco.
Last concert of the 1965 US tour. As the Beatles leave the Cow Palace, a crowd of fans climbs on top of their limousine, crushing it.

1966
'Yellow Submarine', 4th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

'Eleanor Rigby', 4th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
It is announced that the Beatles will take the administration of their own business interests.

1968
'Hey Jude' enters the Billboard ranking at number 10, a record for this singles chart.

1969
George, Ringo, John, Pattie, Maureen and Yoko attend the Festival of the Isle of Wight, to see the Dylan show.

1974
John declares before the Federal Court that Nixon's government tried to deport him for having been one of the organizers of the anti-war march during the republican convention in Miami, 1972.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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August 31 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s



Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins
1988 Arbitrator George Nicolau rules owners conspired against free agents
1988 Bomb attack on office of South Africa Council of Churches
1987 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for year record ($697,385)
1987 Michael Jacskon's "Bad" video premieres on CBS TV
1987 South Africa longest mine strike in history ends
1986 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
1985 "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill
1985 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
1984 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1983 Edwin Moses of USA sets 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, vs. England at Lord's
1981 Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser
1980 "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 301 performances
1980 80th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton
1980 Poland's Solidarity labor union forms

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 16 yr old Tracy Austin defeats 14 yr old Andrea Jaeger at U.S. Open
1979 Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with Sun
1979 Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as United Nations ambassador
1979 Phillies replaces manager Danny Ozark with Dallas Green
1978 Constitution adopted by Sri Lanka
1978 Emily and William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft altitude record of 38.26 km (125,524')
1977 Spyros Kyprianou appointed president of Cyprus
1977 Ian Smith, espousing racial segregation, wins Rhodesian general election with 80% of overwhelmingly white electorate's vote
1976 George Harrison found guilty of plagurizing "My Sweet Lord"
1976 Mexican peso devalued
1976 Trinidad and Tobago adopts constitution
1976 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)
1975 Former Teamsters' president James Hoffa reported missing
1973 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
1973 PBA National Championship Won by Earl Anthony
1972 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
1972 Olga Korbut, U.S.S.R., wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
1971 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
1971 Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on Moon
1970 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
1970 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
1970 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
1970 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
1970 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
1968 12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
1968 68th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
1968 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on cover
1968 Roy Face ties W Johnson's record of 802 pitching appearances with club
1968 Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr. X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1966 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
1965 House of Representatives joins Senate establish Department of Housing and Urban Develop
1964 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of Angels
1962 Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1961 Amsterdam National Ballet forms
1960 Agricultural Hall of Fame forms

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1959 Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game
1957 Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
1955 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Texas)
1955 1st solar automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois
1955 KTRE TV channel 9 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die
1954 Indians beat Yankees 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A's)
1954 WMTW TV channel 8 in Portland-Poland Spring, ME (ABC) begins
1953 KRBC TV channel 9 in Abilene, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WKBG (now WLVI) TV channel 56 in Cambridge-Boston, MA (IND) begins
1951 1st 33 1/3 album introduced in Dusseldorf
1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 home runs and a single in a game vs Braves

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Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30 - Today In Rock Music History

John Phillips, Mamas and The Papas


Musicians Born On August 30

1939 John Peel (DJ)
1944 Chuck Colbert (American Breed)
1945 John Phillips (Mamas and the Papas)
1950 Mick Moody (Whitesnake)
1958 Martin Jackson (Swing Out Sister)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 30

1957 Paul Anka: 'Diana' UK 45
1969 Zager and Evans: 'In the Year 2525' UK 45
1969 Elvis Presley: 'From Elvis in Memphis' UK LP
1975 Rod Stewart: 'Atlantic Crossing' UK LP
1975 KC and the Sunshine Band: 'Get Down Tonight' UK 45
1980 Christopher Cross: 'Sailing' US 45
1986 Steve Winwood: 'Higher Love' US 45
1997 The Notorious BIG/Puff Daddy/MASE : Mo Money Mo Problems : US single
Oasis : Be Here Now : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 30

1956 Tony Crombie and the Rockets become first British rock-and-roll band to tour UK

1959 Bobby Darin hits US chart with 'Mack the Knife'

1972 John and Yoko Lennon play 'One to One', their first 'oifficial' American solo concert, a benefit for New York's Willowbrook Hospital, at Madison Square Garden

1973 Denny Sewell quits Wings

1975 Bad Company's 'Feel Like Making Love' hits UK chart

1975 Steely Dan enter UK singles chart for the first time with 'Do it Again'

1980 Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' hits UK LP chart

1980 Gary Numan hits UK chart at No. 8 with 'I Die You Die'

1984 British Rail name new Intercity train after TV show 'Top of the Pops'

1986 Genesis' 'In Too Deep' hits UK chart

1993 Billy Joel is the first musical guest on CBS-TV's "The Late Show with David Letterman."

1995 James Taylor and ex-wife Carly Simon reunite for their first concert together in 16 years on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusettes.


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August 30 - Today in Beatles History

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1962

Performance at the Riverpark Ballroom, Chester.

1963
UK single release: 'Hello Little Girl', with The Fourmost.

It is announced that Gerry and the Pacemakers will star in a Christmas pantomime, 'Babes In The Wood'. It will be promoted by Brian with Joe Collins.

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
Concert at the Convention Hall, Atlantic City.

1965
8.00pm. Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (2nd performance). Recording: 'Twist And Shout'; 'She's A Woman'; 'I Feel Fine'; 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy'; 'Ticket To Ride'; 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; 'Can't Buy Me Love'; 'Baby's In Black'; 'I Wanna Be Your Man'; 'A Hard Day's Night'; 'Help!'; 'I'm Down'. Producer: Voyle Gilmore; Engineer: Pete Abbott; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Seven songs included in 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl' LP.

1968
UK single release: 'Hey Jude'/'Revolution'. First Apple product.
UK single release: 'Those Were The Days', with Mary Hopkin, first artist discovered by Apple.

Trident Studios. 5.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Dear Prudence' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Chelsea Register Office, London. Neil Aspinall marries Suzy Ornstein. Paul, Ringo and Maureen attend. Alexis Mardas is best man.
Afternnon. Surprise party at a restaurant in King's Road, London, for the couple. Paul, Ringo and Maureen attend.

Screening, on the programme 'Experiment In Television', of a film of the Beatles recording 'Hey Jude' (filmed 29 July 1968).

1969
'Give Peace A Chance', 8th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. Closing of 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1972
Madison Square Garden, New York. 'One To One Concert', to raise money for Willowbrook, institution for children with physical or mental defects. 2 shows (afternoon, 2.00pm; evening), featuring John Lennon, Stevie Wonder and others, organized by John and Yoko. Filmed by ABC-TV.

World premiere of the film 'Erection' in New York.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing: 'I Keep Forgettin''; 'Be My Baby'. end of sessions for LP 'Old Wave'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


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August 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

John Lennon and Yoko Ono


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
1988 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
1988 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
1987 87th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Billy Mayfair
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec
1987 Kirby Puckett goes 6-for-6 with 2 home runs in Minnesota 10-6 win over Milwaukee
1987 Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman's record (6'10")
1987 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
1987 Knuckleballer Charlie Hough on the mound, Rangers catcher Geno Petralli ties the major league record by allowing 6 passed balls
1986 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)
1986 Soviet authorities arrested Nicholas Daniloff (U.S. News World Report)
1984 12th Space Shuttle Mission (41-D)-Discovery 1-launched (6 days)
1984 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1984 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
1984 Sotherby's in London begins 2 day auction of rock memorabilla
1983 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
1983 Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, New York, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
1983 WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
1983 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
1982 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
1981 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 Polish government recognizes Solidarity

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st recorded occurrance-comet hits sun (energy=1 mil hydrogen bombs)
1979 Ian Botham makes 1000 runs/100 wkts in Tests in his 21st match
1979 Kathy Horvath (14y5d) is youngest to play in U.S. Tennis Open, she loses
1979 President Carter attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Ga
1979 Wildest U.S. Tennis Open match, McEnroe defeats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Nastase was defaulted by the umpire then reinstated
1976 Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of Today Show
1976 Turks and Caicos Islands adopts constitution
1975 KTW-AM in Seattle Washington changes call letters to KYAC (now KKFX)
1974 Express train runs full speed into Zagreb, Yugo rail yard killing 153
1974 Launching of 1st Dutch satellite, ANS, from Vandenberg
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Danny Seiwell quits Wings
1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden
1971 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 120,000 attend Texas International Pop Festival
1969 25,000 attend 2nd Annual Sky River Rock Festival, Tenino Wash
1969 69th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
1969 Racial disturbances in Fort Lauderdale Florida
1968 1st record under Apple label, Beatle's Hey Jude
1968 John and Yoko's "One on One" benefit for children at MSG
1967 U.S. Senate confirm Thurgood Marshall as 1st black justice
1965 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball
1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
1963 Hot Line communications link between Washington D.C. and Moscow begins
1961 J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a U.S. District Court
1961 Last Spanish troops leave Morocco
1961 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game
1961 U.S.S.R. says it will resume nuclear testing
1960 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
1960 East Germany imposes a partial blockade on West Berlin

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond speaks 24hrs 27m against civil rights
1956 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
1956 White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
1954 Hurricane Carol, kills 68
1953 Future New York City mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in New York City
1951 U.S. and Philippines sign mutual defense pact

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

August 29 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

George Harrison joins Quarrymen

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Macy's Tap-o-Mania sets Guiness record
1988 U.S.S.R. launches 3 cosmonauts (Valery Polyakav, 1 Afghan) to station Mir
1987 Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time
1987 Rosa Mota becomes wins female Rome marathon (2:25:17)
1986 Heike Drechsler of E Germany ties world women's 200 m mark (21.71s)
1986 Morocco king Hassan II signs unity treaty with Libya
1985 Atlantis moves to launch pad for 51-J mission
1985 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1985 New York Yankee Don Baylor is hit by a pitch for a record 190th time
1982 38 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1982 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
1981 28th Walker Cup: U.S. wins 15-9
1981 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing, New York
1977 St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 Star in Cygnus goes nova becoming 4th brightest in sky
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 San Francisco Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
1970 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia
(1 cop killed)


Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Joe Pepitone quits Yankees after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
1969 KYUS TV channel 3 in Miles City, Montana (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1968 1st U.S. Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr. Vija Vuskains)
1968 Democratics nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago)
1968 Norwegian king Harald V marries Sonja
1967 Final TV episode of "Fugitive"
1967 Yankees longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yankees win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours and 19 minutes
1966 Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
1965 Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1965 Willie Mays sets NL record for home runs in a month with his 17th of August
1964 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 965 performances
1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
1964 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
1963 Harmon Killebrew (Twins) home runs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
1962 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
1962 U.S. U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
1960 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
1958 George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)
1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 Strom Thurmond, Senator-D-South Carolina, ends 24 hour filibuster against civil rights
1956 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
1954 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens
1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 U.S.S.R. explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb
1950 International Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in '52

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August 29 - Today In Rock Music History

We Miss You Michael! Your Spirit Lives On...

Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson Birthday

Musicians Born On August 29

1920 Charlie Parker (US jazz saxophonist)
1924 Dinah Washington (Ruth Jones)
1943 Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
1945 Chris Copping (Paramounts)
1953 Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
1958 Michael Jackson (Thriller)
1958 Lenny Henry (Comic Relief)
1959 Eddie Reader (Fairground Attraction)
1969 Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Deaths On August 291

1976 Jimmy Reed (blues performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 29

1970 Edwin Starr: 'War' US 45
1981 Aneka: 'Japanese Boy' UK 45
1981 ELO: 'Time' UK LP
1987 Rick Astley: 'Never Gonna Give You Up' UK 45
1987 Def Leppard: 'Hysteria' UK LP
1987 Los Lobos: 'La Bamba' US 45
1992 Smiths : Best....1 : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 29

1954 Louis Jordan begins four-month American road tour in El Paso, Texas

1958 George Harrison joins Paul McCartney and John Lennon in Quarrymen

1958 Alan Freed's 'Big Beat Show' opens at Brooklyn's Fox Theatre, a change of venue following the summer rock-and-roll riots. Frankie Avalon, Bill Haley, Danleers and Chuck Berry share the bill

1966 Beatles play last onstage gig at Candlestick Park in San Francisco

1981 U2 debut on UK LP chart with 'Boy'

1981 'Rock on the Tyne' festival begins in Gateshead, UK, featuring Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, U2 etc.

1996 Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote the Stax classic "Soul Man," sends a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole after hissupporters had changed the lyrics to "I'm A Dole Man."


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August 29 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Fab Four, Beatles Pool, Beatles Swimming, Beatles Miami, Beatles Beach, Beatles Photos

1959
Opening night of the Casbah Club. Show by the Quarrymen (John, Paul, George, Ken Browne).

1963
Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Billboard publishes that the sales of guitars have reached its highest point since 1957, when Elvis appeared.

1965
Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA (1st performance). Recording: 'Introduction' (by KRLA disc-jockeys); 'Twist And Shout'; 'She's A Woman'; 'I Feel Fine'; 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy'; 'Ticket To Ride'; 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; 'Can't Buy Me Love'; 'Baby's In Black'; 'I Wanna Be Your Man'; 'A Hard Day's Night'; 'Help!'; 'I'm Down'. Producer: Engeman (Christian name unknown); Engineer: Hugh Davies; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Due to technical defects, nothing of this was included in 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl' LP.

1966
Morning. Dizz Gillespie disappears with personal briefcases of Brian and Nat Weiss.

Concert at the Candlestick Park, San Francisco. Last Beatles concert.
Tony Barrow films and records the concert. Support act: the Ronettes.

1968
Trident Studios. 7.00pm-6.00am. Recording: 'Dear Prudence' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
Visits at the studio: John (Paul's cousin), Jackie Lomax.

1971

Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 28 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Deep Purple, Smoke On The Water

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
1989 Frank Viola and Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and Dodgers 1-0
1988 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years and Richard Kiley
1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 88th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 home runs
1986 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
1986 Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood
1986 U.S. Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 41 performances
1983 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 home runs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1982 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 1208 performances
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
1981 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men


Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
1979 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1978 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 New York Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 N.Y. Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1976 N.Y. Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1973 "Monster Mash" goes gold
1973 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 India and Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem National Conven
1967 Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 U.S. weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
1963 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, D.C.
1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
1963 Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1962 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana, state record
1962 Dr. Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run home run is disallowed as ump called time

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1957 Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour filibuster against civil rights bill
1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1953 "Me and Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 358 performances
1952 German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 Pirates snap New York Giants 16 game win streak
1950 Earle and Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr


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August 28 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Hugh Cornwall!

Hugh Cornwall, Stranglers

Musicians Born On August 28

1925 Billy Grammar (Gotta Travel On)
1939 Clem Cattini (Pirates/Tornados)
1948 Dan Seraphine (Chicago)
1949 Hugh Cornwall (Stranglers)
1951 Wayne Osmond (Osmonds)
1961 Kim Appleby (Mel and Kim)
1955 Shania Twain
1982 LeAnn Rimes


Number 1 In The Charts On August 28

1961 Joe Dowell: 'Wooden Heart' US 45
1968 Beach Boys: 'Do It Again' UK 45
1993 Culture Beat : Mr Vain : UK single
1993 Billy Joel : River of Dreams : US LP

Various Music Events On August 28

1954 Elvis Presley enters US territorial bestsellers chart (Memphis Area returns) at No. 3, with 'Blue Moon of Kentucky' (B-side of 'That's Alright'), his first-ever chart entry

1961 Marvelettes release 'Please Mr. Postman' in US, the first Motown chart-topper

1963 Mahalia Jackson, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez play as Martin Luther King delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington

1965 Rolling Stones sign with Alan Klein

1965 Bob Dylan booed offstage at Forest Hill Stadium, New York, for playing electric guitar

1965 Joe Tex enters R&B chart, subsequently reaching No. 1 with 'I Want To (Do Everything for You)'

1971 Cat Stevens hits UK chart with 'Moon Shadow'

1976 Alan Parsons' 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' hits UK LP chart

1978 Tom Verlane's band, Television, split up

1985 INXS (formed in Sydney in 1977 as Farriss Brothers) begin their first world tour, in Australia


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August 28 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
Performance at the Cavern with The Bluegenes, and Gerry Levine and the Avengers.

1963
First recording session of Cilla Black, at EMI Studios.

'Please Please Me' LP, 23rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
Reunion with Bob Dylan at the Delmonico Hotel, New York. On Dylan's proposal, the Beatles smoke marijuana for the first time.

Concert at the Forest Hills tennis stadium, New York.

The Beatles appear on the cover photograph of 'Life' magazine.

1965
2.00am. The reunion with Elvis Presley finishes.

Concert at the Balboa Stadium, San Diego.

1966
Arrival in Los Angeles. The Beatles escape from the crowd in an armored car.

Brian and Nat Weiss meet Dizz Gillespie, at a Beverly Hills house.

Concert at the Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles.

1968
Trident Studios. 5.00pm-7.00am. Recording: 'Dear Prudence' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

1969
George presents a new record by the members of the Radha Krishna Temple.

Avenue Clinic, London. Mary McCartney is born to Paul and Linda. Paul attends the birth.

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1995
Ringo and his All-Stars Band tour interrupted as Ringo goes to see his daughter Lee.

1996
3Com Park, San Francisco, California, USA. Performance of The Mop Tops, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Beatles last tour concert. They played the same musical set the Beatles did.
6:30pm. Performance of the Mop Tops.
7:35pm. Baseball Game: San Francisco Giants versus Philadelphia Phillies


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Friday, August 27, 2010

August 27 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Guinness Book Of World Records 1955


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
1989 89th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
1988 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
1986 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I)-Discovery 6-launched
1985 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years and 8 days old is youngest to win a U.S. Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
1984 President Reagan announces Teacher in Space project
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Haiti adopts constitution
1983 U.S. performs nuclear test
1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
1982 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
1981 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Chon Doo Hwan elected President of South Korea

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 18 British militia die in ambush/bomb attack in Northern Ireland
1978 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
1978 Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 home runs and have 500 stolen bases
1978 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in Aug 1978
1977 "Chicago" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 947 performances
1977 Army shoots on market vendor women in Conakry Guinee
1977 Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay at Yankee Stadium, Rangers won 8-2
1975 1st night match at U.S. Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
1975 Veronica and Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
1974 New York Met Benny Ayala hits a home run in his 1st at bat
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1972 U.S. bombs Haiphong North Vietnam


Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Lindy's Pride win Hambletonian Stakes
1969 Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)
1967 Naomi Sims is 1st black model on U.S. cover (Fashion of the Times)
1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
1966 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
1966 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
1966 Sir Francis Chichester begins 1st solo ocean voyage around the world
1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
1965 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
1960 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 Calvin Griffith says Senators will prob accept offer to move to Minn
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at S Atlantic Ocean
1958 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 3 with 2 dogs aboard
1957 Hickory Smoke wins Hambletonian Stakes
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Curt Robert of Columbus (International League) hits 4 home runs in 7 inning game
1955 Guinness Book of World Records 1st published
1955 Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts
1952 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)
1950 1st transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
1950 General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist

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August 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Alex Lifeson!

Alex Lifeson, Rush Guitarist, Alex Lifeson Birthday August 27

Musicians Born On August 27

1937 Phil Shulman (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
1942 Daryl Dragon (Captain and Tennille)
1942 B.J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Falling' on My Head)
1949 Simon Kirke (Free/Bad Company)
1951 Kevin Kavanaugh (Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes)
1953 Willy De Ville (Mink De Ville)
1953 Alex Lifeson (Rush)
1956 Glen Matlock (Rich Kids, Sex Pistols)
1970 Tony Kanal (No Doubt)
1977 Mase

Deaths On August 27

1967 Brian Epstein (Beatles manager)
1990 Stevie Ray Vaughan

Number 1 In The Charts On August 27

1964 Honeycombs: 'Have I the Right' UK 45
1972 Looking Glass: 'Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)' US 45
1977 Floaters: 'Float On' UK 45
1977 Connie Francis: '20 All-Time Greats' UK LP
1988 Kylie Minogue: 'Kylie' UK LP
1988 Tracy Chapman: 'Tracy Chapman' US LP
1994 Boyz II Men : I'll Make Love To You : US single
1994 Prince : Come : UK LP

Various Music Events On August 27

1965 Beatles meet Elvis Presley for the only time in Los Angeles at his Beverly Hills home

1965 'Highway 61 Revisited' LP by Bob Dylan released in US

1965 The Hollies release 'Look Through Any Window' in UK

1965 Silkie release 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away', produced by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and featuring Paul on guitar and George on tambourine

1968 Beatles' 'Hey Jude' and Mary Hopkin's 'Those Were the Days' released, launching Apple Records


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August 27 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 1 August 1963, 1.30-4.00pm).

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
Concert at the Gardens, Cincinnati. Brian disappears for one night and one day.

Studio, Capitol Records, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California, USA. Stereo mixing: All songs from Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, August 23. Producer: Voyle Gilmore; Engineer: Hugh Davies; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.

1965
Reunion with Elvis Presley, at his Bel Air house.

Northern Songs Limited announces a 621 000 pounds profit in the last 12 months.

1966
The 'Saturday Evening Post' publishes a defense to the group.

'Yellow Submarine', 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
''Yesterday'... And Today', 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1967
Day booked for the beginning of the Saville Theatre autumn season.

The 'Sunday Express' reveals that Pete Best works in a bakery in Liverpool, earning 18 pounds a week.

Brian Epstein dies.
12.00am. Antonio and Maria Garcia try to wake Brian up.
About 2.30pm. Antonio Garcia phones Brian's secretary. Joanne Newfield, Alistair Taylor, Brian Barrett and John Gallway are before Brian's room door; Peter Brown stays on the phone line from Kingsley Hill.
Phone calls to: Clive Epstein, Paul, David Jacobs. News get to Robert Stigwood, Vic Lewis, Allen Klein.
The Beatles return from Bangor to London.

1968

Studio 2 (control room only). 4.30-5.00pm. Tape copying: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (of remix mono 21); 'Blackbird' (of remix mono 6); 'Not Guilty' (of remix mono 1); 'Revolution 9' (of edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Copies taken away by Mal Evans.

UK single release: 'Those Were The Days', by Mary Hopkin.

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

August 26 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Beatles, Mick Jagger, Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogi


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Trumbull Conn, is 1st U.S. team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1987 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
1985 Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels
1985 French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 Tatyana Kazankina of U.S.S.R. sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
1984 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
1982 NASA launches Telesat-F
1981 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
1981 Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1978 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
1977 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1974 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
1974 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1973 University of Texas (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1973 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, California, beating a field of 1,500 runners
1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich, West Germany
1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1972 N.Y. Cosmos beat St. Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1972 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1971 Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
1971 New York Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for New Jersey in 1975
1971 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1967 Beatles, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, and Twins sweep Cleveland
1967 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands U.S. stop bombing North Vietnam
1966 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
1966 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson nominated at Democratic convention
1963 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City
Golf Open
1962 Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits Kansas City A's, 1-0
1961 Official International Hockey Hall of Fame
opens in Toronto

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 U.S.S.R. announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1956 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1952 Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins
1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)

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August 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John O'Neill!

John O'Neill, Undertones

Musicians Born On August 26

1903 Jimmy Rushing (Mr Five by Five)
1926 Georgia Gibbs (Dance with Me Henry)
1941 Chris Curtis (Searchers)
1942 Vic Dana (Red Roses for a Blue Lady)
1948 Valerie Simpson (Ashford and Simpson)
1954 Steve Wright (DJ)
1957 John O'Neill (Undertones)
1966 Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows)
1969 Adrian Young (No Doubt)

Deaths On August 26

1981 Lee Hays (Weavers)

Number 1 In The Charts On August 26

1957 Debbie Reynolds: 'Tammy' US 45
1965 Sonny and Cher: 'I Got You Babe' UK 45
1967 Bobbie Gentry: 'Ode to Billy Joe' US 45
1978 Frankie Valli: 'Grease' US 45
1995 Seal : Kiss From A Rose : US single
1995 Blur : Country House : UK single
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP

Various Music Events On August 26

1967 Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze' released in US

1967 Beatles (along with Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and scores of newsmen) travel to Bangor to see the Mahareshi

1967 At Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, the three-day Festival of the Flower Children begins, with Alan Price, Marmalade and Bee Gees. The Duchess of Bedford was reported as saying she thought it was a flower show

1970 Jimi Hendrix makes his last public appearance, topping the bill at the Isle of Wight Festival

1973 10CC make their stage debut at the Douglas Palace Lido, Isle of Man

1994 Randy Newman wins an Emmy for the score of film, "Cop Rock."

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August 26 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport. Support acts: Tommy Quickly, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black (making her first major appearance on stage).

1964
Hollywood. Visit to the 'Whisky A Go Go' jazz club, along with Jane Mansfield. Then they travel to Denver.

Evening: Concert at the Red Rock Stadium, Denver.

'A Hard Day's Night' single, 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 40th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
About 5.00pm or 5.30pm. Brian phones to Kingsley Hill. With Peter Brown, he agrees to phone to tell the train that would take him back from London.
About 5.00pm. Antonio Garcia, Brian's butler, takes some food to Brian's room.

1968
US single release: 'Hey Jude'/'Revolution', US debut of Apple Records.

Studio 2 (control room only). 4.00-5.00pm. Mono tape copying: 'Revolution 9' (of mono copy 2, from edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 25 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Mark David Chapman


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1988 Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1988 Heavy fire destroys historic center of Lisbon
1988 Iran and Iraq begin talks to end their 8 year war
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-214
1987 Dow Jones industrial stock avg reaches record 2722.42
1986 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
1985 Met Dwight Goodin becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament
1985 STS-51-I scrubbed at T -9m because of an onboard computer problem
1984 French airship capsizes
1984 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
1983 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign $10 billion grain pact
1981 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
1981 Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
1981 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
1980 "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 3486 performances
1980 Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street," premieres in New York City
1980 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps New York City after 86 performances
1979 California Angels trounce Toronto Blue Jays, 24-2
1979 Somali adopts constitution
1978 Baseball umps stage a 1 day strike
1976 Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
1976 Yankees beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings
1974 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974 L.A. Aztecs defeat Miami Toros to win NASL cup
1973 Butch Trucks drummer of Allman Brothers, breaks leg in a car crash
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings
1973 Zambia adopts constitution
1970 Elton John's 1st U.S. appearance, Los Angeles


Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to win U.S. singles championship
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
1968 New York Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game and homered
1967 Beatles go to Wales to study TM with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
1967 Paraguay accepts its constitution
1967 Train crash at Beesd, 2 die
1964 Singapore limits imports from Netherlands due to Indonesian aggression
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
1963 Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds and his license is suspended for one year for speeding
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
1960 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
1960 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1960 Demonstrations against premier Lumumba

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 Prince Suvanna Phuma forms government in LAOS, with Pathet Lao
1956 To make room for Enos Slaughter, New York Yankees release Phil Rizzuto
1955 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
1954 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
1952 Det Tiger Virgil Trucks 2nd no-hitter of yr, beats Yankees, 1-0
1952 Puerto Rico becomes a U.S. commonwealth
1951 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
1950 President Truman orders army to seize control of RR to avert a strike
1950 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title


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August 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Gene Simmons!



Musicians Born On August 25

1933 Wayne Shorter (Weather Report)
1949 Gene Simmons (Kiss)
1954 Elvis Costello (Declan McManus)
1961 Billy Ray Cyrus
1962 Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)
1966 DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy)

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Number 1 In The Charts On August 25

1958 Elegants: 'Little Star' US 45
1960 Shadows: 'Apache' UK 45
1973 Donny Osmond: 'Young Love' UK 45
1973 Stories: 'Brother Love' US 45
1979 Cliff Richard: 'We Don't Talk Any More' UK 45
1979 Knack: 'My Sharona' US 45
1990 Bombalurina: 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' UK 45


Various Music Events On August 25

1962 'Sherry' by Four Seasons enters US charts

1967 Traffic release 'Hole in My Shoe' in UK

1967 Brian Wilson makes rare appearance on stage with Beach Boys in Hawaii

1970 Elton John plays his first-ever American show at the Troubador in Los Angeles

1970 Emerson, Lake and Palmer make their concert debut in Plymouth

1973 Henry Mccullough leaves Wings

1973 Allman Brother, Butch Trucks breaks his leg in an auto accident in Macon, Georgia, only yards from the spot where Duane Allman was killed two years earlier

1979 Nick Lowe hits UK chart with 'Cruel to be Kind'

1994 Robert Plant and Jimmy Page reunite in a London studio to record their MTV "Unplugged" show, which they call, "Unledded."


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August 25 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
Concert at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool.

1964
US Gold certification for 'A Hard Day's Night' single.

1965
'Help!' single, 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Concert at the Coliseum, Seattle.

1967
Afternoon: Trip to Bangor, from Euston station.

Brian receives by phone news that BBC television offered Cilla Black her own series.

Afternoon: Brian goes to Kingsley Hill.
8.00pm. Peter Brown and Geoffrey Ellis arrive in Kingsley Hill.
10.00pm. Brian announces to Peter and Geoffrey he will take a drive.
Brian arrives in his Chapel Street house to spend the night.

1969
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.30-8.00pm. Editing: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of master); 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (of master). Recording: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (unnumbered sound effects takes). Tape copying: 'Abbey Road' LP masters. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Recording of sound effects for 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer', not used. Copy of 'Abbey Road' LP masters for Geoff Emerick, who will take them to Malcolm Davies, at Apple, to cut the disc. End of sessions for 'Abbey Road'.

1971
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


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