Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today in Rock History, 1942-2011....

1965 – The Beatles hit No. 1 with “Ticket To Ride” on the US charts on This Day in Rock! It is also The Beatles 8th No. 1 singles hit in the US. You go John. John Lennon was voted the No. 7 greatest singer of all time in Rolling Stones in 2010.

1966 Bruce Springsteen, at age 16, begins his songwriting career in the back of a ’61 Mercury en route to a recording studio. He and George Theiss, the lead singer in the Boss’ first band, the Castiles, co-write “That’s What You Get” and “Baby I.”

 1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Percy Sledge. This is his only No. 1 song. It debuts at No. 100 on the Hot 100. A remake of the song by Michael Bolton reaches No. 1 in 1991.

1971 The Rolling Stones “Sticky Fingers” Hit No. 1. Artwork for the cover was create by Andy Warhol which consisted of a zipper that when unzipped revealed an image of Joallesandro’s Privates in some briefs and tight jeans. Fan frenzy proceeded believing that the image was really Mic Jagger’s… Oh the humanity. Mic You’re such a tease. Also on the album is the “Tounge and Lip” trademarked design by John Pasche which has become the Rolling Stones Icon. What a Landmark Album!

John Pasche and his iconic Rolling Stones logo

1972No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Oh Girl,” Chi-Lites.

1976 – Paul McCartney’s Wings “Silly Love Songs” hit No. 1 in the US singles chart, It is also Paul’s 5th No. 1 US single as a single artist… Paul is voted the No. 12 all time greatest singer in 2010′s Rolling stone review.

1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Everything She Wants,” Wham!

2002 Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm’s tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the Deaths of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew.

2003 The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters in association with the Performing Rights Society at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.

2006Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented during a nationally televised ceremony from Konserthuset, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert hall, where the annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held.

2009 – White Stripes drummer Meg White marries Jackson Smith, They tied the knot at ex-husband and bandmate Jack White’s Nashville home… Off the hook. Jack and Meg White were married for four years and divorced in 2000. A double wedding, with Jack Lawrence and Jo McCaughey, it was a radical statement being based in Tennessee. Lawrence plays bass in Jack White’s other bands, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.

2011 – The end of the world was Heralded in today when Spinal Tap’s drummer, Butch Bangin’, spontaneously exploded today which started a chain reaction that began with all drummers.

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