Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Today in Rock Music History

-During NBC's A Concert for Hurrican Relief, rapper Kanye West attacks President George W. Bush, calling him a racist, saying that he didn't care about black people

-R&B singer Ciara hits #1 spot with song Goodies
-Imprisoned rapper Shyne sends fax to MTV protesting his prison's Taliban phone rules

-Country singer John Anderson is released from a West Virginia hospital following a heart attack
-Fortune Magazine lists Sean 'P-Diddy' Combs as richest entertainer in their 40 Under 40 list of multi-millionaires
-Punk rockers The Clash recieve a Lifetime Achievment Award at GQ Men of the Year Awards in London, England

-Many fans leave an Oregon Def Leppard concert disappointed. The band was said to have played too quietly because of local noise ordinances.
-Destiny's Child member Angie Stone and Mary J. Blige take two statuettes at 6th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, while Tony Braxton picks up Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year.

-At the MTV Video Music Awards, Neil Young joins Pearl Jam to perform Rocking in the Free

-Paula Abdul's single Cold Hearted goes to #1
-The Cars Rick Ocasek marries supermodel Paulina Porizkova

-The Amnesty International Human Rights Now tour kicks off in London's Wembley Stadium. This tour features Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman

-George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias, who becomes Olivia Harrison
-Teddy Pendergrass proves how much of a ladies man he is by giving a Ladies Only concert at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. He gives everyone in the audience a white chocolate lollipop in the shape of a teddy bear

-500 ticketless fans try to get in to see Jefferson Starship and The Doobie Brothers at Syracuse's Great American Music Fair. 60 people are arrested

-Gilbert O'Sullivan is at #1 still with hit Alone Again(Naturally). At #2 is The Hollie's hit Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress.

-The Rolling Stones sue their former managers Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton, accusing them of withholding royalties from them during their time on Decca Records.
-Grateful Dead manager Lenny Hart is arrested and charged with embezzling $70,000 from the band.

-Genesis runs an ad for a drummer in the English-based magazine Melody Maker. Phil Collins encourages them to hire him by saying he played music with George Harrison

-The Rolling Stones appear on British TV's Ready, Steady, Go! Mick Jagger and Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham do a skit where they duet Sonny and Cher's I Got You Babe.
-The Beatles release Yesterday, which becomes one of the most played records in the world.

-New Zealand's most famous punk rocker Chris Knox is born in Invercargill

-Football player Terry Bradshaw is born in Shreveport, Louisiana.

-Singer Joe Simon is born in Simmesport, La
-Martha and the Vandellas member Rosalynd Ashford is born in Detroit

-Teen idol Jimmy Clanton is born in Baton Rouge, La

-Bobby Purify of the soul duo James and Bobby Purify, is born in Tallahassee, Fla.

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