2006 – Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving Green dies in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 90. RIP – Irving Green July 4, 2006 What do Sarah Vaughn, The Platters, Brook Benton, Patti Page, The Diamonds, Del Vikings, James Brown, Dinah Washington, Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Laine, The Troggs, Wayne Fontana, the Mindbenders, […]
2002 – Lonnie Donegan, known as the “king of skiffle’ dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. Lonnie Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002) was a skiffle musician, possibly the most famous of them all, with more than 20 UK Top 30 hits to his name. He is […]
2000 – Survivor filed a lawsuit in 2000 against TVT Records because of plans for a soundtrack to the TV show, Survivor. Guitarist Frankie Sullivan spoke for the rock group when he said, “It’s unfortunate that after 23 years of building, promoting, and protecting the name of our band, someone can suddenly come along and […]
1993 – Cream reform at tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. Other inductees are Creedence Clearwater Revival – who don’t reform at all – the Doors – who can’t reform – Van Morrison, Sly & the Family Stone, Frankie Lymon, Dinah Washington and Etta James. The reclusive Sly Stone […]
1987 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood begins what will be its final tour in Manchester, England.
1985 – The British group Frankie Goes to Hollywood opens a European tour in Copenhagen, Denmark. It spends the rest of the year in tax exile from the United Kingdom.
1984 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Relax!’ UK music TV show Top Of The Pops’ were unable to feature the song due to a BBC ban. (It made No.10 in the US).
1984 – BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it ‘obscene’, a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.
1983 Bob Neal (DJ and former Presley manager) dies this day in rock history! We didn’t have a picture of Bob, so here is a pic of the King to pay tribute to his former manager! He’s singing, ” He did it his way!” BOB NEAL – MANAGING THE HILLBILLY CAT This interview took place […]
1974 – On The Midnight Special, Frankie Avalon plays host to Sam & Dave, Fabian, and Shirley & Lee.
1963 – Beach Party premieres. Forget the jiggly stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and concentrate on the man with the axe, as Dick Dale & the Del Tones provide the music.