Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11


1903            Lawrence Welk
1944            Ric Rothwell (drummer with The Mindbenders)
1947            Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
1948            George Kooymans (Golden Earring)
1950            Bobby McFerrin
1955            Nina Hagen
1961            Bruce Watson (Big Country)
1961            Mike Percy (Dead Or Alive)
1964            Vinnie Paul (Pantera)
1968            Lisa Loeb
1969            Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers)
1979            Joel & Benji Madden (Good Charlotte)
1981            LeToya Nicole Luckett ( Destiny's Child)

1964:  Elvis Presley’s 14th movie, "Kissin' Cousins," was released.
1967:  Music publisher, Dick James, announced that 446 different versions of the Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' had been recorded so far.
1967 - Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne)
1968:  The Otis Redding single 'Dock Of The Bay', went gold in the US three months after the singer was killed in a plane crash.
1969:  Motown bought the Jackson 5 out of their contract with Steeltown.
1970:  Winners at this years Grammy awards included Joe South for song of the year with 'Games People Play', Crosby Stills and Nash won best new artist, The Fifth Dimension won Record of the year with 'Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In.'
1972:  Neil Young went to No.1 on the US & UK album chart with 'Harvest.' The album featured the hit single 'Heart Of Gold.'
1972:  Harry Nilsson was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of The Peter Ham and Tom Evans song 'Without You'. First recorded by Badfinger in 1970, the song was also a No.1 for Mariah Carey in 1994.
1977: The Clash appeared at The Roxy Club, London, supported by The Slits, the first all-female punk group who were making their live debut.
1989:  Debbie Gibson started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Electric Youth.'
1991:  Janet Jackson signs $40M 3-album deal with Virgin records

1993:  Oasis recorded their first demos at The Real People's studio in Liverpool. The set included 'Rock 'n' Roll Star', 'Columbia' and 'Fade Away.'
1995: Van Halen kicked off their 131-date ‘Balance World Tour’, at the Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola Civic Center, Florida. (Dubbed the "Ambulance" Tour by Eddie Van Halen due to his hip surgery, and his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen wearing a neck brace for most of the tour).
1996:  Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker walked free from Kensington police station after police failed to charge him with any criminal offence following his 'stage invasion', during Michael Jackson's performance at the Brit Awards on 19th February 1996.
1997:  Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen
1998:  Stacey Guess of the Squirrel Nut Zippers dies of a drug overdose.
2000:  Destiny's Child went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Say My Name'.
2000:  KISS began their "Farewell Tour."
2001:  Dave Matthews Band started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Everyday.'
2005:  The front door of Ozzy Osbourne's childhood home in Birmingham went up for sale because the current owner was fed up with fans defacing it. Ali Mubarrat, who now owned the house in Lodge Road, Aston, said over the years it had become a pilgrimage destination. He was now auctioning the door on eBay and giving the money to charity.
2006:  The Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘High School Musical’ was at No.1 on the US album chart. The album went on to break all records for a soundtrack selling over 7 million copies worldwide. A No.1 album In Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.
2008:  Madonna was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York City. She received her honor at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from singer Justin Timberlake. The 49-year-old thanked her detractors in an acceptance speech, including those who "said I couldn't sing, that I was a one hit wonder". Rock star John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five were also among the inductees.
2009:  Heavy metal group Iron Maiden's tour manager criticised people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band's website, Rod Smallwood said: "We abhor the inane behaviour of a small minority of people outside." Riot police fired tear gas canisters at those who tried to enter the concert without tickets.
2010:  Pete Doherty (The Libertines) was banned from driving for 12 months after admitting allowing his manager to use his Daimler car without insurance. Doherty's manager Andrew Boyd, admitted dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident and was jailed for 12 months. The court was told how the victim Chris Corder suffered "catastrophic" brain injuries and was left in a coma after the crash, the court heard.

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