Saturday, September 9, 2017

More Music History for September 9, 2017 (with links)


1955 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
The J.P. Seeburg Corporation introduces its new Dual Music System Jukebox, the first ever equipped to hold a hundred singles and two song per side Extended Play discs.

1956 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in front of 54 million TV viewers, which gave the program an 82.6 rating. Elvis sang "Don't Be Cruel", "Love Me Tender", "Hound Dog" and "Ready Teddy" for host Charles Laughton who was filling in for Sullivan who was recovering from a recent car accident. The next day, record stores were swamped with requests for "Love Me Tender", although its release date was weeks away. There were also well organized letter writing campaigns and petitions against Presley, but it was later brought to light that many of the signatures were fictitious or of deceased people.

September 9
The Johnny Burnette Trio appear on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour TV show. With Johnny on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Dorsey on stand-up bass and Paul Burlison on lead guitar, they won three weeks in a row, earning them a string of tour dates. It would take Johnny four more years to reach the US charts with "Dreamin" and "You're Sixteen".

1957 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
A 16 year old Canadian lad named Paul Anka had the number one song in America with "Diana". A story circulated that Paul had a crush on his younger brother and sister's babysitter who wanted nothing to do with him. He then supposedly wrote a poem for her and later set it to music. Anka himself later refuted the story. The record became an international hit that stayed at the top of the UK chart for nine weeks.

September 9
Jerry Lee Lewis' "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On" peaks at #3 on the Billboard Top 100. The record would not only top the R&B and Country charts, but it would go on to be ranked #61 on Rolling Stone magazine's Greatest Songs Of All Time and in 2005 be added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. That's not bad for a song that Jerry Lee, along with drummer J.M. Van Eaton and guitarist Roland Janes, had recorded in just one take because Sun Records' producer Jack Clement didn't have enough tape left for any other attempts.

1967 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Sam And Dave's classic, "Soul Man" is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 by the end of November. The song would be given the 1968 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental.

September 9
After reaching #34 earlier in the year with "The Oogum Boogum Song", Brenton Wood re-entered the Billboard chart with what would prove to be his only US Top Ten hit with "Gimme Little Sign". He would crack the Top 40 once more with "Baby You Got It" early the following year.

1971 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
John Lennon's "Imagine" LP is released. It would reach #1 on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named "Imagine" as #76 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

1972 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
The Eagles' "Witchy Woman" is released. It will crack the Billboard Hot 100 by the end of September and rise to #9. Drummer Don Henley would later say "I had a very high fever and became semi-delirious at times, and that's when I wrote most of the lyrics."

1975 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Wings begins a 13 month world tour where they will play in front of over two million people.

1978 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
The Rolling Stones' "Beast Of Burden" is released in the US where it will reach #8. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #435 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1992 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" was named Best Male Video at the ninth annual MTV Video Music Awards.

1996 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Tom Petty's wife of 22 years, Jane, files for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

1998 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
An episode of the American TV show Judge Judy airs in which Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten (nee Lydon) appears as the defendant in a case involving drummer Robbie Williams, who sues Rotten for wrongful termination from a recent tour. Williams had claimed that the Sex Pistols owed him $7,000. Rotten said Williams quit and was owed nothing. Judge Judy apparently found Rotten was most credible and ruled in his favor.

2007 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Hughie Thomasson, guitarist for The Outlaws on their 1975 hit "There Goes Another Love Song" died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

2010 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Singer Al Jarreau laughed off reports of his death after he suffered a heart arrhythmia on July 26. "There's a tabloid thing that happens for people who are...big celebrities, and I got some of that so I figured, 'Yeah, maybe I have arrived."

2015 - ClassicBands.com

September 9
Former music mogul Jonathan King was released on bail after being arrested in Surrey, England on suspicion of historical child sex offences. King reached #4 in the UK and #17 in America in 1965 with "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" before going on to work with Genesis and the Bay City Rollers.

September 9
71-year-old Diana Ross gave one of her rare performances at a fund raiser for the Toronto International Film Festival.

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