1959 – The American Music Club’s songwriter Mark Eitzel is born in Walnut Creek, Calif.
1959 -Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 single ‘One Night / I Got Stung’ a double A side.
1959 – The Alarm’s guitarist Dave Sharp is born in Salford, England.
1959 – alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later released […]
1959 – The Platters ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Lyrics: They asked me how I knew My true love was true Oh, I of course replied Something here inside cannot be denied They said someday you’ll find All who love are blind Oh, […]
1959 – Born on this day, Susanna Hoffs, guitar vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song ‘Manic Monday’, 1986 US No.1 single ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’).
1959 – Sade Adu (Helen Folasade Adu) is born in Ibadan, Nigeria.
1959 – Pete Trewavas, bassist with English ’80s prog rockers Marillion, is born in Middlesborough.
1959 – Born on this day, Chas Smash, horns, Madness, (1982 UK No.1 single ‘House Of Fun’ plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hits).
1959 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” The Platters.
1959 – Blixa Bargeld, whose atonal metal bashing with Einsturzende Neubauten strangely has never found popular success, is born in Berlin. Bargeld also moonlights with Nick Cave’s s Bad Seeds.
1959 – Per Gessle, whose atonal songwriting with Roxette strangely has found popular success, is born.