Friday, September 30, 2016

More Music History for September 30, 2016

1957 -

September 30
Jimmie Rodgers reaches number one on the Billboard chart with his very first release, "Honeycomb". Over the next year, he would enjoy more success with "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again".

1965 -

September 30
Donovan makes his US television debut on Shindig! along with The Hollies, The Turtles and The Dave Clark Five.

1967 -

September 30
On US TV's David Frost Show, John Lennon and Paul McCartney espouse the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's doctrines of transcendental meditation.

1969 -

September 30
David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton is killed in a head-on auto accident north of San Francisco, the same day the "Crosby, Stills and Nash" album goes Gold.

1971 -

September 30
Yes kicks off their first tour with new keyboardist Rick Wakeman in Leicester, England.

1972 -

September 30
David Cassidy reached the top of the UK singles chart with a cover version of The Rascals' 1967 hit, "How Can I Be Sure". It would be the first of two UK #1's for Cassidy, but in America it stalled at #25.

1987 -

September 30
John Lennon receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where fans still gather on the anniversary of his death.

1989 -

September 30
Tina Turner's album "Foreign Affair" entered the UK album chart at number 1. In America, it would peak at number 31, although it did achieve Gold status two months later.

1993 -

September 30
George Harrison and David Crosby are the featured voices on The Simpsons.

2011 -

September 30
Marv Tarplin, the guitarist whose riffs and melodies helped form the sound of one of Motown's most successful acts, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, passed away at the age of 70.

2015 -

September 30
Carlos Santana became the latest victim of an Internet death hoax which said that he had passed away at the age of 68. In fact, one of his representatives confirmed that the Rock icon was alive and well.

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