Friday, April 30, 2010
Alice Cooper recently told the Toronto Sun that his new studio album will be called The Night Shift and that 10 songs are already completed. “The concept is, it’s a really dark radio show where I’m the disc jockey, and every song I play will be by a different fictitious band,” said Alice. “At some point, you’ll realize this disc jockey is a little bit more than that. And I’m sure there will be some kind of a twist ending."
Out this week: Jackyl’s When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide (April 4).
Thursday, April 29, 2010
He had 2 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, "Hanky Panky" in July of 1966 and "Crimson and Clover" in Feb. on 1969.
1990 - Floyd Butler of The Friends of Distinction, died of a heart attack at the age of 49. Had the US No.3 single ‘Grazing In The Grass’ in 1969.
1928 -Birthday- Carl Gardner, The Coasters, (1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown').
1931 - birthday -Lonnie Donegan, singer who launched the skiffle craze. He had a 1960 UK No.1 single with ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’, plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles. He died on November 3rd 2002.
10- Only Yesterday - The Carpenters
9- Long Tall Glass (I Can Dance) - Leo Sayer
8- Walking in Rhythm - The Blackbyrds
7- Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire
6- Jackie Blue - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
5- Chevy Van - Sammy Johns
4- Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
3- Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
2- (Hey Wont You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - BJ Thomas
1- He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
(1st of 3 consecutive weeks at #1)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This week its "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver. His second #1 went to the top June 7th 1975 and stayed one week. This followed his first smash "Annie's Song" in 1974.
The year 1975 was a big one for John Denver, he had 2 chart toppers and won the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award and the Song of the Year with "Back Home Again".
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The big winner was the biggest music sensation in years, Garth Brooks and his new country anthem "Friends in Low Places".
Garth would walk away with Album of the Year (No Fences), Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (Friends in Low Places) and Entertainer of the Year.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010
10- Prove Your Love - Taylor Dayne
9- Pink Cadillac
8- Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
7- I Saw Him Standing There - Tiffany
6- Angel - Aerosmith
5- Girlfriend - Pebbles
4- Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby
3- Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean
2- Devil Inside - INXS
1- Where Do Broken Hearts Go? - Whitney Houston
(first of 2 consecutive weeks at #1)
10 - Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
9- Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
8- Show Me the Way - Peter Frampton
7- Welcome Back - John Sebastian
6- Only Sixteen - Dr. Hook
5- Sweet Love - Commodores
4- Boogie Fever - The Sylvers
3- Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightengale
2- Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
1- Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
(4th of 4 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Also named MTV Video of the Year for 1990.
2006 -The Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 a co-headlining tour between country music singers, and husband and wife, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill kicked off at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus ending after 73 shows on September 3, 2006 in Las Vegas. The tour became the highest grossing country music tour ever with a gross of $90 million.
1951 - Paul Carrack musician: piano, singer, songwriter: groups: Noise to Go, Mike and the Mechanics, Ace: How Long; Squeeze
In my own humble opinion one of the best vocalist in rock history.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
They topped the Hot Country Chart for 4 weeks in December of 2009 and they peaked at #2 on the the Billboard Hot 100 and are currently at #6 and have spent 35 weeks in the Hot 100.
The other winners were Carrie Underwood winning the top award as Entertainer of the Year.
Brad Paisley as top male vocalist and Miranda Lambert as top female vocalist and she also took home Album of the Year with "Revolution"
Monday, April 19, 2010
1980- 32 year old English singer with Geordie Brian Johnson joined Australian group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who died after a drinks binge.
1986 - Prince became the 5th songwriter to have two top ten hits at the same time, with "Kiss" and The Bangles’ "Manic Monday."
1980- For the first time ever the Top five artists on the US country chart were all female.
#5- Two Story House -Tammy Wynette & George Jones
#4- Beneath Still Waters - Emmylou Harris
#3- Are You on the Road To Lovin' Me Again - Debby Boone
#2- A Lesson in Leavin' - Dottie West
#1- It's Like We Never Said Goodbye - Crystal Gayle
1988 -former singer and one half of Sonny and Cher; Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs.
2008 -US country singer George Strait was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Troubadour.’
Sunday, April 18, 2010
10- Missing You - Diana Ross
9- One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
8- Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
7- Obsession - Animotion
6- I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
5- Rhythm of the Night - DeBarge
4- One More Night - Phil Collins
3- Nightshift - Commodores
2- Crazy for You - Madonna
1- We Are The World - USA for Africa
(2nd of 4 consecutive weeks at #1)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
1970- Johnny Cash played at the White House for President Nixon, who requested that he played 'A Boy Named Sue.'
1971- Three Dog Night started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Joy To The World'. The group's second US No.1; a No.24 hit in the UK.
1974- Vinnie Taylor guitarist with US rock 'n roll revival band Sha Na Na was found dead in a Holiday Inn hotel room in Charlottesville, Virginia from a drug overdose. Sha Na Na played at the Woodstock Festival, their 90-second appearance in the Woodstock film brought the group national attention. The group appeared in the movie Grease as Johnny Casino & The Gamblers.
1983- Felix Pappalardi, producer and bass player with American rock band Mountain was shot dead by his wife Gail Collins during a jealous rage. Collins was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to four years in prison. Pappalardi who was 43 had produced the Cream albums 'Disraeli Gears' and 'Wheels of Fire.'
1991- Nirvana appeared at the OK Hotel in Seattle, Washington, where they played a new song, ‘Smell’s Like Teen Spirit’ live for the first time.
1948- Jan Hammer, keyboard player, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, solo, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Miami Vice Theme', 1987 UK No.2 single 'Crockett's Theme').
1954 - Michael Sembello, guitarist, singer, (1983 US No.1 & UK No. 43 single 'Maniac', featured in the film 'Flashdance'. a No.43 hit in the UK).
Friday, April 16, 2010
10- Ain't No Woman (Like the One I Got) - The Four Tops
9- Stuck in Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
8- The Twelfth of Never - Donny Osmond
7- Masterpiece - The Temptations
6- You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
5- Little Willy - The Sweet
4- The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
3- Sing - The Carpenters
2- The Cisco Kid - War
1- Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round the Old Oak Tree) - Tony Orlando and Dawn
2nd of 4 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
1967, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Somethin' Stupid'. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a No.1 single. UB40 singer Ali Cambell covered the song in 1995 with his daughter Kibbi. Robbie Williams had a 2001 UK No.1 with his version of the song featuring Nicole Kidman.
(this is Frank Jr and Nancy because Frank cost too much money and was too busy)
1989, American all girl group The Bangles started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Eternal Flame.' Also a No.1 in Australia (biggest selling single of 1989) and the United States.
1999, The body of Tammy Wynette was exhumed from her grave in an attempt to settle a dispute over how the country music legend died. A new autopsy was conducted on her a week after three of her daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her doctor and her husband and manager, George Richey, claiming they were responsible for her death 12 months ago. Richey said he had requested the autopsy because of the allegations made against him.
1932, Born on this day, Roy Clark, US singer, (1969 US No.19 single, 'Yesterday, When I Was Young')
1940, Born on this day, Clarence Satchell, The Ohio Players, (1974 US No.1 single 'Fire'). He died on 30th December 1995.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1951, Born on this day, Peabo Bryson, singer, (1983 UK No.2 single with Roberta Flack 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love', 1984 US No.10 single 'If Ever You're In My Arms Again').
1966, Born on this day, Marc Ford, The Black Crowes, (1991 UK No.39 single 'Hard To Handle', 1991 US No.4 album 'Shake Your Money Maker', 1992 US No.1 & UK No.2 album 'The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion').
1972, Born on this day, Aaron Lewis, vocals, Staind, (2001 US No.1 album, 'Break The Cycle', 2001 US No. 7 & UK No. 15 single 'It's Been A While').
Sunday, April 11, 2010
This was his second #1 single on the country chart, his first was "I Wanna Live" , 3 weeks at the top in May of 1968.
This was from the album of the same name which spent 2 non consecutive weeks at the top of Billboards Album chart and also spent 20 weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Album Chart.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
The major awards handed out were:
Album of the Year - Killin' Time - Clint Black
Entertainer of the Year - George Strait
Female Vocalist of the Year - Kathy Mattea
Song of the Year (writers) - Where've You Been - Kathy Mattea
Male Vocalist of the Year - Clint Black
Single of the Year - A Better Man - Clint Black
Video of the Year - There's A Tear in My Beer - Hank Williams Jr.
New Duet or Band of the Year - Kentucky Headhunters
10- Jump - Van Halen
9- Adult Education - Hall & Oates
8- Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
7- Here Comes the Rain Again - The Eurythmics
6- Miss Me Blind - Culture Club
5- Automatic - The Pointer Sisters
4- Hello - Lionel Richie
3- Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
2- Against All Odds - Phil Collins
1- Footloose - Kenny Loggins
(3rd of 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100)
10- The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
9- In The Rain - The Dramatics
8- Jungle Fever - Chakachas
7- Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
6- Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
5- Rockin Robin - Michael Jackson
4- I Gotcha - Joe Tex
3- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
2- Heart of Gold - Neil Young
1- A Horse With No Name - America
(3rd of 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and from the #1 album this week in 1972 "America" by America)
Friday, April 9, 2010
1974, Terry Jacks was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Seasons In The Sun.' Jacks became the first Canadian to score a No.1 since Paul Anka in 1957. The song (written in French by Belgian, Jacques Brel), had English lyrics by poet Rod McKuen.
1983, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album 'Let's Dance', his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. A US No.1 hit, it was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.
1997, Songwriter Mae Boren Axton died aged 82 after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack. Known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville' she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit 'Heartbreak Hotel'. Mother of country singer, songwriter Hoyt Axton.
Twisted Sister, plus the Scorps and Ratt. Supporting acts include Warrant, Great White, Dokken, BulletBoys, Lynch Mob, Steelheart, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns and Enuff Z’Nuff
Thursday, April 8, 2010
1964, The Supremes record 'Where Did Our Love Go' at Motown Studios in Detroit. The song would become the first of their five US number one singles.
1985, American songwriter J Fred Coots died aged 87. Co-wrote, 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' and the Pat Boone US No.1 hit 'Love Letters In The Sand.' He wrote over 700 songs.
1989, Roxette went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Look', the duo's first US No.1, a No.7 hit in the UK.
1994, electrician Gary Smith who was working at Kurt Cobain's house in Seattle discovered Cobain's body lying on the floor in the greenhouse. Local radio station KXRX broke the news at 9.40am that the Nirvana singer and guitarist was dead. A shotgun was found next to Cobain's body. A suicide note was found that said, "I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing . . . for too many years now". A high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium were also found in Cobain’s body.
1994, The Recording Industry Association of America announced that Pink Floyd's 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon had become the fourth biggest-selling album in US history and had passed the 13 million mark in sales. The album has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
On this day in 1964 it was the peak of the phenomenon called Beatlmania with the song "Can't Buy Me Love" reaching the top of Billboard's Hot 100 and setting 5 records that were never equaled in the pre-digital download/soundscan era.
The Greatest Monopoly of the Top 5, Greatest Monopoly of the Hot 100, Biggest leap to #1, Most Consecutive #1 singles and Largest Advance Sale.
With the sudden success of the Beatles, Capitol records were forced to realize what a goldmine they had and with so many labels issuing so many Beatles singles the group had a lock on the Top 5 with the release of "Can't Buy Me Love".
Here is the Top 5 for April 4th 1964
5- Please Please Me
4- I Want To Hold Your Hand
The first #1 single in the US for the Fab Four, 7 weeks at the top.
3- She Love You
this was the 2nd consecutive #1 for the Beatles, 2 weeks on top of the Hot 100.
2- Twist and Shout
One of the very few non Lennon/McCartney songs the Beatles had that were big hits. This peaked at #2.
1- Can't Buy Me Love
This is probably THE greatest hit of the Fab Four. It set the record for biggest leap to #1, which debuted last week at #27 and then leapt all the way to the top this week. It also had the largest advance sale of any single in the rock era with 2.1 million copies. Finally it was the 3rd consecutive #1 single for the Beatles which broke the record held by the King, Elvis Presley, set in 1956.
The next week the Beatles would have the greatest monopoly of the Hot 100 ever seen before or since. The previous record of most singles in the Hot 100 at one time was 9, set of course by Elvis Presley, but on April 11th of 1964 with "Can't Buy Me Love" at the top the Beatles had 14 total singles in the Hot 100.
81- Love Me Do
78- Roll Over Beethoven
74- There's a Place
61- Thank You Girl
52- From Me to You
50- All My Loving
48- You Can't Do That
38- I Saw Her Standing There
14- Do You Want to Know a Secret
9- Please Please Me
7- I Want to Hold Your Hand
4- She Loves You
2- Twist and Shout
Needless to say that with our fractured society and short attention spans this type of phenomenon will never be seen again.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
10- Another Day - Paul McCartney
9- Love Story (Where Do I Begin) - Andy Williams
8- Help Me Make it Through the Night - Sammi Smith
7- Doesnt Somebody Want to Be Wanted - Partridge Family
6- Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
5- What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
4- She's A Lady - Tom Jones
3- For All We Know - The Carpenters
2- Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
1- Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
1st of 2 consecutive weeks at #1
Short n’ to the point: Motley Crue’s Mick Mars is working on a solo CD
KIAH-TV in Houston caught up with rocker Ronnie James Dio during one the legendary frontman’s stops in Houston for chemotherapy. Ronnie, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer late last year, flies from LA to Houston to be treated at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. "I've been poked and prodded in holes I never had before," quipped Dio, and he had a special message for the unwelcome cells: "Cancer, I'll kick the hell out of you." On a great note, the chemo is working and the tumor is shrinking.
Soon, you'll be able to see "Growing Up Twisted" a new A&E series starring our lovable host Dee Snider, along with his wife Suzette, and kids Jesse, Cheyenne and Shane. A&E, as you probably know, is also the home of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels", "Kirstie Alley's Big Life" and "The First 48."
The same people that brought us "Real Housewives of Orange County" are behind Dee's new venture, so it's pretty much guaranteed to be entertaining. Watch Dee and Suzette navigate parental waters as they interact with wannabe rock star Jesse, budding filmmaker Shane and 12-year-old Cheyenne, who we also hear has a band of her own.
The network (which is now the #5 ranked cable network in the country) has ordered a guaranteed 6 episodes. Get yer Tivos ready, we say this is a can't miss series!!
Dee and his wife, Suzette, pictured right.
and to think I used to enjoy A&E when they had City Confidential and Justice Files....now this?
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Justin Bieber Scores #1 Album, Youngest Male Solo Artist To Do It Since '63
It truly is Justin Bieber's "World." The teen sensation's sophomore album, My World 2.0, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart with first week sales of 283 thousand copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. That makes Justin the youngest male solo act to score a #1 album since 1963, when a then-13-year-old Stevie Wonder pulled off the same feat.
But that's not all. Justin's first album, My World, is currently at #5 on the chart. That makes the Canadian singer the first act to have two Billboard top-five albums at the same time since Nelly did it in 2004 with his two albums, Suit and Sweat. But those Nelly albums were released on the same day -- Justin's albums came out four months apart.
Elsewhere on the chart, Still Standing, the new album by Monica, debuts at #3, while Now! That's What I Call Music Vol. 33 is in at #3.
(courtesy LiteRock 93R)
10- Key Largo - Bertie Higgins
9- Pac-Man Fever - Buckner & Garcia
8- Don't Talk to Strangers - Rick Springfield
7- Freeze-Frame - The J. Geils Band
6- Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
5- Make a Move on Me - Olivia Newton-John
4- That Girl - Stevie Wonder
3- We Got the Beat - The Go-Gos
(from the #1 album "Beauty and the Beat")
2- Open Arms - Journey
1- I Love Rock N Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
(3rd of 7 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100)