Tuesday, September 5, 2017

More Music History for September 5, 2017 (with links)


1956 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Elvis Presley surprises his mother with a gift of a pink Cadillac, even though she doesn't drive. The car will remain in the Presley family and eventually goes on display at Graceland.

1960 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Annette Funicello's "Pineapple Princess" entered the Billboard Pop chart, where it will reach #11.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
The Animals had their only number one hit on Billboard's Hot 100 when "House of the Rising Sun" reached the top. To promote the group in the US, disc jockeys were sent boxes of animal crackers wrapped with special promotional material. The band would continue to turn out hits like "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", "It's My Life", "Don't Bring Me Down", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Monterey" and "San Franciscan Nights" before splitting up at the end of the decade.

September 5
"And I Love Her" by The Beatles peaks at #12 on the US singles chart while "If I Fell" stalled at #53.

1965 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
The Rolling Stones fly to Los Angeles to record "Get Off My Cloud". In a later interview, Keith Richards would say "I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up" (to "Satisfaction").

1966 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
After having his Beatle haircut chopped off and donning his once hated wire framed glasses, John Lennon started work on his role as Private Gripweed in the film How I Won The War. Shooting began on location in Hamburg, Germany before moving on to Almeria in southern Spain. John showed natural acting talent and many would later say that he could have easily taken up a successful movie career.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Tiny Tim, whose real name was Herbert Khaury, sues Bouguet Records for $1 million in damages when the record label releases some of his early recordings without permission.

1976 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Dean Martin surprises his former partner, Jerry Lewis, by walking on stage during Jerry's Labor Day muscular dystrophy telethon, ending a 20-year separation.

1978 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Joe Negroni, vocalist for Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, died of a brain hemorrhage just four days shy of his 38th birthday.

1981 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Stevie Nick's solo LP, "Bella Donna", reached the top of Billboard's album chart with the help of a pair of duet singles, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with Tom Petty and "Leather and Lace" with Eagles' drummer, Don Henley.

1987 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
The US Rock 'n' Roll TV show American Bandstand was officially cancelled after 30 years on ABC-TV.

1991 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Eagles' drummer Don Henley was a bright spot at the MTV Video Music Awards when he performed his solo hit "The Heart Of The Matter". The rest of the show was mostly Rap and Metal.

1994 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Rod Stewart and his wife Rachael Hunter become parents to son Liam McAllister.

2002 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Peter Tetteroo, vocalist for The Tee Set, died of cancer at the age of 55. The Dutch band reached number five on the Billboard Pop chart in 1970 with "Ma Belle Amie".

September 5
Paul McCartney's wife, Heather Mills, accepted 50,000 Pounds for libel damages over an article in The Sunday Mirror, which had suggested that Mills had acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.

2009 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Mickey Jones, the original bassist and founding member of the '70s Rock band Angel, passed away after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 57.

2010 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Critics in Denmark panned a series of paintings by Bob Dylan which were on display at a museum in Copenhagen. One professor claimed "Bob Dylan paints like any other amateur. He is what we used to call a Sunday painter."

2012 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Joe South, the singer / songwriter who penned dozens of hit songs in the '60s and '70s, died at the age of 72. South wrote Deep Purple's "Hush", Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden" and Billy Joe Royal's "Down In The Boondocks", as well as his own hits "Games People Play" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes".

2015 - ClassicBands.com

September 5
Dennis Greene, an original member of Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 66. Greene sang lead on "Tears On My Pillow" when the group appeared in the 1978 film Grease.

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