Monday, October 17, 2011

20th October, the date

On 20th October our star was born. Son of keyboardist Guy Babylon and musician Kathy Brown-Babylon, Ben Babylon is their very talented 14-year old son who plays keyboards, piano, drums, and is a singer/songwriter. The Babylon's family, is complete with a brother, Max, 18, and sister, Jessica.

What happened in the music business on an October, the 20th?

1955, Elvis Presley and Bill Haley and his Comets both appeared at Brooklyn High School auditorium, Cleveland.

1960, Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with 'Only The Lonely' and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record the song himself.

1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool and tonight they appeared at The Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

1969, The Who played the first of six nights at New York's Filmore East performing a two-hour show featuring the songs from 'Tommy.'

1973, The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Angie', the group's 7th US chart topper. A No.5 hit in the UK.

1979, The Eagles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the bands fourth US No.1.

1997, "Please", the eleventh song from U2's 1997 album, Pop, was released as the album's fourth single on 20 October 1997. As with "Sunday Bloody Sunday", the song is about The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

2007, Paul Raven, bassist with post-punk band Killing Joke, died of a suspected heart attack aged 46 in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was recording. He left the band in 1987 before forming Murder Inc and joining Ministry, Prong and Mob Research.

The Big Picture, the twenty-sixth studio album by Elton John, was released in September 1997, contained such hits as "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" or "Recover Your Soul". In the fall of 1997, Elton John set out on tour to promote this album, being on 18th October in Louisville, KY (Freedom Hall) and on the 22th October in Moline, IL (Mark Of The Quad). Tragedy impact in Elton's life that year with the murdering of designer Gianni Versace and for the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales.

Other musicians born on a 20th October:

1939, Born on this day, Jay Siegel, The Tokens, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight').

1953, Born on this day, Tom Petty, guitar, vocals, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, (1977 single 'American Girl', 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open').

1958, Born on this day, Mark King, bass, vocals, Level 42, (1986 UK No.3 & US No.12 single Lessons In Love', plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles).

1964, Born on this day, David Ryan, drummer, The Lemonheads, (1993 UK No.14 singles 'Into Your Arms').

1971, Born on this day, Snoop Doggy Dogg, (Calvin Broadus), 1993 US No.1 album 'Doggy Style', 1996 UK No.12 single 'Snoop's Upside Your Head'.

1971, Born on this day, Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Love And Kisses' plus 10 other UK Top 40 singles).

1978, Born on this day, Paul Wilson, bass, Snow Patrol, (2006 UK No.1 album ‘Eyes Open’, 2006 UK No.6 single ‘Chasing Cars’).

What about the charts on that date, when Ben Babylon was born?

October 1997
UK ~ Top Singles
Positions / Title / Artist
01. Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
02. Sunchyme - Dario G
03. As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
04. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
05. Stand By Me - Oasis
06. Angel Of Mine - Eternal
07. Stay - Sash! ft. La Trec
08. Got Til It's Gone - Janet ft.Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell
09. Arms Around The World - Louise
10. Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls

USA ~ Top Singles
Positions / Title / Artist
01. Candle In The Wind 1997 - Elton John
02. 4 Seasons Of Loneliness - Boyz 11 Men
03. You Make Me Wanna - Usher
04. How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
05. Honey - Maria Carey
06. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
07. Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
08. All Cried Out - Allure/112
09. Mo Money Mo Problems - The Notorious B.I.G/Puff Daddy
10. Foolish Games /You Were Meant For Me - Jewel

October 21, 1997: The Guinness Book Of Records announced that Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" (Princess Diana version) was now the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in the first 40 days after its release.

1 comment:

  1. "God gave a gift to the world when you were born; a person who loves and cares, who sees a person's need and fills it, who encourages and lifts people up, who spends energy on others rather than himself, who touches each life he enters & makes a difference in the world. May the love you have shown to others return to you multiplied." God bless you. Leila Avelar Santiago from Brazil.