This Day In Music: 11/7/11

All year long in my facebook page, I’ve been posting “This Day In Music” status’s along with videos. Starting today, I have decided to move the “This Day In Music” for my blog. I’ve been doing this so people can know their rock n’ roll history. I love to learn about Rock n’ roll music, the history of it. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I read much about music and learn about it as much as possible. That’s what you must do if you want to be a musician. If you want to be a music lover or a musician, you must know your music history.

When I talk about music to other people and talk about the history of it, a lot of people don’t know this stuff which is crazy. That’s why it inspired me to do the, “This Day In Music”. These music facts were borrowed from other music sites, but I just post the most interesting ones.

Here is today’s, “This Day In Music”, enjoy:

Musician Birthdays: Joni Mitchell, Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary), and guitarist Tommy Thayer.

– In 1951: Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, the couple split up in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Sinatra was married three other times, to his first wife Nancy Barbato, to the actress Mia Farrow and finally to Barbara Marx, to whom he was married at his death.

– In 1958: Eddie Cochran made his UK chart debut with ‘Summertime Blues’. It reached No.18 in the UK & No.8 in the US.

– In 1963: The Beatles went to Ireland to make their only two appearances ever in the country playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles’ first (as yet untitled) motion picture. Owen spent three days with The Beatles observing their hectic, lifestyle.

– In 1970: Led Zeppelin released their third album, which features a distinctive pinwheel revolving cover. It entered the UK chart at No. 1 and spends a total of 40 weeks in the Top 75.

– In 1975: Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rock Of The Westies’, the singers seventh US No.1.

– In 1981: Hall and Oates started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Private Eyes’, the duo’s third US No.1, a No.32 hit in the UK.

– In 1987: Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Tunnel Of Love.’

– In 1987: Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US No.1 since Michael Jackson (‘Ben’, in 1972) with ‘I Think we’re Alone Now’.

– In 2002: 12 Guns N’ Roses fans were arrested during a riot after a gig in Vancouver was cancelled. Promoters pulled the gig after Axl Rose’s flight from Los Angeles was delayed.

– In 2004: Elton John turned the air blue live on BBC Radio 1 using the words; f****ing, w**k, and t**s. The singer was a guest on the Chris Moyles breakfast show.


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