THURSDAY 21ST JUNE 2012
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THURSDAY 21ST JUNE 2012

ART FOR ART’S SAKE
#5Nov 1975

10CC ARE AN ENGLISH ART ROCK BAND WHO ACHIEVED THEIR GREATEST COMMERCIAL SUCCESS IN THE 1970S.

THE BAND INITIALLY CONSISTED OF FOUR MUSICIANS—GRAHAM GOULDMAN, ERIC STEWART, KEVIN GODLEY, AND LOL CREME—WHO HAD WRITTEN AND RECORDED TOGETHER FOR SOME THREE YEARS, BEFORE ASSUMING THE “10CC” NAME IN 1972.

ART FOR ART’S SAKE” IS A SINGLE THE BAND  RELEASED IN 1975.

IT WAS THE FIRST SINGLE RELEASED FROM THE HOW DARE YOU ALBUM.

 IT WAS ALSO THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SINGLE TO BE RELEASED FROM THE ALBUM, MAKING #5 ON THE BRITISH CHARTS. THE TITLE OF THE SONG DERIVES FROM A SAYING THAT GRAHAM GOULDMAN’S FATHER USED TO MAKE.

1966, REG CALVERT MANAGER OF THE FORTUNES, SCREAMING LORD SUTCH AND THE OWNER OF OFFSHORE PIRATE RADIO STATION RADIO CITY WAS SHOT DEAD BY BUSINESS RIVAL WILLIAM SMEDLEY DURING A CONFRONTATION. (SMEDLEY WAS THE OWNER OF PIRATE STATION RADIO CAROLINE). SMEDLEY WAS LATER CLEARED OF THE MURDER.

1966, AFTER A NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THE ROLLING STONES SUED 14 HOTELS OVER A BOOKING BAN IN NEW YORK, CLAIMING THAT THE BAN WAS VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS.

1980, GERMAN ORCHESTRA LEADER AND SONGWRITER BERT KAEMPFERT DIED AGED 56. BOTH FRANK SINATRA (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT) AND ELVIS PRESLEY (WOODEN HEART) COVERED HIS SONGS. KAEMPFERT RELEASED OVER 50 ALBUMS. IN 1961, HE HIRED THE BEATLES TO BACK TONY SHERIDAN ON RECORDING SESSIONS FOR POLYDOR, (THESE WERE THE BEATLES’ FIRST COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS).

1994, GEORGE MICHAEL LOST HIS LAWSUIT AGAINST SONY RECORDS. MICHAEL CLAIMED THAT HIS 15-YEAR CONTRACT WITH SONY WAS UNFAIR BECAUSE THE COMPANY COULD REFUSE TO RELEASE ALBUMS IT THOUGHT WOULDN’T BE COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL. MICHAEL VOWED HE WOULD NEVER RECORD FOR SONY AGAIN. HE RE-SIGNED WITH THE COMPANY IN 2003.

2001, JOHN LEE HOOKER, AMERICAN BLUES SINGER AND GUITARIST DIED IN HIS SLEEP AGED 83. HAD HITS WITH ‘BOOM BOOM’, ‘DIMPLES’ AND ‘I’M IN THE MOOD’.

2011, AMERICAN BAND MAROON 5 RELEASED ‘MOVES LIKE JAGGER’, FEATURING CHRISTINA AGUILERA. ITS LYRICS REFERED TO A MALE’S ABILITY TO IMPRESS A FEMALE WITH HIS DANCE MOVES, WHICH HE COMPARES TO THOSE OF MICK JAGGER. THE VIDEO FEATURED OLD VIDEO FOOTAGE OF JAGGER AND HIS ICONIC DANCE MOVES.

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1932, BORN ON THIS DAY, LALO SCHIFRIN, COMPOSER AND ARRANGER OF FILM SOUNDTRACKS, (1976 UK NO.14 SINGLE JAWS’).

1936 – O.C. SMITH, SINGER

HE DIED ON NOVEMBER 23RD 2001.

1944, BORN ON THIS DAY, RAY DAVIES, GUITAR, VOCALS, THE KINKS,

1945 – CHRIS BRITTON, GUITAR, THE TROGGS

1948 – JOEY MOLLAND, GUITAR, VOCALS, BADFINGER, (1970 UK NO.4 AND US NO.7 SINGLE ‘COME AND GET IT’).

1950 – JOEY KRAMER, DRUMS, AEROSMITH

1953 – NILS LOFGREN, SINGER. HE JOINED NEIL YOUNG’S BAND AT AGE 17, PLAYING PIANO ON THE ALBUM AFTER THE GOLD RUSH. FROM 1971 TO 1974 RECORDED FOUR ALBUMS WITH HIS OWN BAND, GRIN. SOLO 1976 UK NO.8 ALBUM, ‘CRY TOUGH’. JOINED BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S E STREET BAND IN 1984. AND MEMBER OF RINGO STARR’S ALL-STARR BAND.

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