1960 – Gabriele “Nena” Kerner is born in Hagen, Germany. She sang the nuclear protest song “99 Luftballons” in both English and German versions in 1983. It reaches No. 2 the next year, but is her only song to reach the Hot 100.
1960 – Roy Orbison records “Only the Lonely” on this day in rock history! Lyrics: Only the lonely (r.orbison/melson) Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah Oh-oh-oh-oh-wah Only the lonely Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah) Know the way I feel tonight (ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah) Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah) Know this feelin aint right (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah) There goes my baby There goes my heart Theyre […]
1960 – Ray Charles records his signature song “Georgia on My Mind.” Lyrics: Georgia, Georgia, The whole day through Just an old sweet song Keeps Georgia on my mind I’m say Georgia Georgia A song of you Comes as sweet and clear As moonlight through the pines Other arms reach out to me Other eyes […]
1960 – Nena (99 Red Balloons) is born this day in rock history. Lyrics: Hast Du etwas Zeit für mich Dann singe ich ein Lied fuer Dich Von 99 Luftballons Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont Denkst Du vielleicht grad’ an mich Dann singe ich ein Lied fuer Dich Von 99 Luftballons Und dass sowas von […]
U2: Clayton is pictured far right. 1960 – Adam Clayton, bass, U2, is born on This Day in Rock! In 1987 ‘The Joshua Tree’ was No.1 album in the world. U2 also Scored five consecutive US No.1 albums from 1987. U2 had the 1984 UK No.3 single ‘Pride, In The Name Of Love’ plus over […]
1960 – Born on this day, Richard Darbyshire, Living In A Box, (1987 UK No.5 single ‘Living In A Box’).
1960 – Peter ‘Ped’ Gill (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) is born this day in Rock History! Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) was a UK dance-pop band that was extremely popular in the mid 1980s. The Liverpool group was fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals), supported by Paul Rutherford (vocals, keyboards), Peter Gill (drums, percussion), Mark […]