Here’s the this day in music for the day. Enjoy.
Musician Birthdays: Matt Sorum (drummer for the Cult, Guns N’ Roses, The Velvet Revolver. Born in 1960)
– In 1955: Carl Perkins recorded ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock ‘n’ roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956, and has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon.
– In 1962: The Beatles, played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.
– In 1966: The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’, the group’s 7th US No.1. It made No.8 in the UK.
– In 1979: Chuck Berry was released from prison after serving a four-month sentence for tax evasion.
– In 1983: Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Family members said the singer, songwriter was never able to get over his former bandmate’s Pete Ham’s suicide. Evans co-wrote ‘Without You’ a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.
– In 1988: Bon Jovi started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Bad Medicine’, the group’s third US No.1, a No.17 hit in the UK.
– In 1994: Crosby Stills & Nash member David Crosby had a successful liver transplant operation at Dumont-UCLA in Los Angeles. Crosby’s liver was deteriorated from extensive alcohol and drug abuse, as well as hepatitis-C.
– In 1994: Nirvana entered the US album chart at No.1 with ‘MTV Unplugged In New York.’
– IN 2000: The Beatles started an eleven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Beatles 1’.
– In 2001: Mick Jagger released his new solo album ‘Goddess In The Doorway’. First day sales stood at 954 copies.
– In 2001: Scott Weiland lead singer with The Stone Temple Pilots was arrested after allegedly fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. Weiland was booked on one count of domestic battery and was released 12 hours later. The band had performed at the club that night.
– In 2003: Police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Jackson following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. Jackson who was in Las Vegas filming a video, negotiated with police to arrange a time and place to hand himself in.