1952 – Johnny Ace, with the Beale Streeters, tops the R&B charts with “My Song.” It’s the singer’s first major hit and will later be covered by Aretha Franklin.
1952 – Nile Rodgers of Chic is born in New York.
1952 – Bassist Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones is born in Fort Lee, Va. this day in rock history!
1952 – Ron Blair, bassist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, is born in Macon, Ga. He left in 1982 after the release of Long After Dark.
1952 – Rush drummer Neal Peart is born this day in rock Awesome history! Neil Peart (pronounced /?p??rt/) OC, (born Neil Ellwood Peart, September 12, 1952, Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and author. He is best-known as the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart grew up in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, Canada […]
1952 – Gerry Beckley, the singer with “Horse With No Name” hit-makers America, is born.
1952 – Ahmet Ertegun began recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles at Atlantic Records
1952 – Ahmet Ertegun began recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles at Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York City. Ertegun had purchased the singers contract from the Swingtime label for $2,500.
1952 – Eurythmic and general muckety-muck David A. Stewart is born in Sunderland, England.
1952 – Ray Charles does his first session for Atlantic, cutting four songs. Over the next seven years, he will record such classics as “Mess Around,” “I Got a Woman,” “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” and “What’d I Say.” Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, […]
1952 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Belong to Me,” Jo Stafford.
1952 – Gladys Knight & the Pips are formed after a Birthdays party for member Bubba Knight.
1952 – Chris Knox, perhaps New Zealand’s most famous punk rocker, is born in Invercargill.