• June 6th: On this Day

    6 Jun 2006, 09:04 by tenderbranson69

    2003, A High court judge in London ruled that rap lyrics should be treated as a foreign language after admitting that he was unsure of the meaning of 'shizzle my nizzle' and 'mish mish man.' The court battle was over a copyright issue between the Ant'ill Mob and the Heartless Crew who had used the lyrics on a remix.

    2002, Dee Dee Ramone guitarist with The Ramones died in Los Angeles of a drug overdose aged 49.

    1999, Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen'.

    1996, Inventor William Palmer died. He invented the magnetic tape recorder; before this music had been cut direct to record.

    1986, A&R man Dick Rowe died of diabetes. Rowe became famous for not signing The Beatles to Decca records and made the classic quote 'Nobody cares about guitar groups anymore.' He did however sign The Rolling Stones to Decca.

    1971, John & Yoko jammed live on stage with Frank Zappa at The Filmore East in New York.

    1970, Born on this day, James Shaffer, guitar, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album 'Follow The Leader').

    1969, Born on this day, ME (no, not that me... I meant me)

    1961, Born on this day, Tom Araya, vocals, bass, Slayer, (1995 UK No.50 single 'Serenity In Murder').

    1960, Born on this day, Steve Vai, guitarist, Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.9 single 'Here I Go Again').

    1944, Born on this day, Clarence White, guitar, The Byrds, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). White died on July 14th 1973.

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  • May 31st: On this Day

    31 May 2006, 22:53 by tenderbranson69

    1986, Peter Gabriel scored his second solo UK No.1 album with 'So' featuring the singles 'Sledgehammer' and a duet with Kate Bush 'Don't Give Up'.

    1982, The Rolling Stones played at the 100 Club, Oxford St, London, to a sold out crowd of 400 people.

    1980, The Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless), by Mash was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was first recorded.

    1977, The BBC announced a ban on the new Sex Pistols single 'God Save The Queen' saying its, "in gross bad taste". And the IBA issued a warning to all radio stations saying the playing the single would be in breach of Section 4:1:A of the Broadcasting act. The single reached No.2 on the UK chart.

    1976, during a gig at Charlton Athletic Football ground, The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels.

    1975, Freddy Fender went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls', his only US No.1.

    1975, During a press conference held at the 5th Avenue Hotel, New York to announce The Rolling Stones American tour, the Stones themselves came down the street playing live from the back of a flat-bed truck.

    1973, Born on this day, Heidi Klum, German supermodel, actress, fashion designer, television producer and artist

    1971, 36 Grateful Dead fans were medically treated after unknowingly drinking L.S.D. laced cider, at a gig in the US.

    1969, Jimi Hendrix was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.

    1959, Born on this day, Danny Pearson, bass, American Music Club, (1993 album 'Mercury').

    1952, Born on this day, Karl Bartos, Kraftwerk, (1975 US No.25 single 'Autobahn', 1982 UK No.1 single 'Computer Love / The Model').

    1948, Born on this day, John Bonham, drummer, Led Zeppelin, (1969 US No.4 single ‘Whole Lotta Love’. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic 'Stairway To Heaven', has sold over 11 million copies). Bonham died on October 25th 1980 after choking on his own vomit.

    1938, Born on this day, Peter Yarrow, Peter Paul and Mary, (1969 US No.1 & 1970 UK No.1 single 'Leaving On A Jet Plane').

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