Thursday, September 1, 2016

Today in Music History...September 1, 2016

Music History: September 1



1927: Tommy Evans (The Drifters)
1931: Boxcar Willie
1933: Conway Twitty
1940: Dave White (Danny and the Juniors)
1941: Roy Head
1941: Diane Ray
1944: Archie Bell (Archie Bell and the Drells)
1946: Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees)
1946: Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone)
1949: Russ Field (Showaddywaddy)
1950: Peter Hewson (Chicory Tip)


2005: Barry Cowsill (The Cowsills)
2008: Jerry Reed


1887: Emile Berliner files the first patent for the gramophone, beating Thomas Edison to the punch.
1952: Ray Charles signs to Atlantic after leaving Swingtime Records; the label will take him in a harder R&B direction than the crooner-style pop and West Coast Blues he had been recording.
1953: Buddy and Bob, a country duo from Lubbock, TX, audition at local radio station KDAV, earning themselves a weekly Sunday afternoon show and officially kicking off the career of rock legend Buddy Holly.
1955: Legendary DJ Alan Freed holds his "First Anniversary Rock 'n Roll Party" at Brooklyn's Paramount Theater, featuring Chuck Berry, and for some reason, Tony Bennett.
 1956: Jerry Lee Lewis, then all of nineteen years old, travels to Memphis to audition for Sam Phillips at Sun Records. However, Phillips is vacationing in Florida, so Jerry Lee records a few songs for him to hear when he returns.
1957: A young Jimi Hendrix catches Elvis Presley's performance at Seattle's Sicks Stadium.
1965: James Brown introduces America to "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," his latest single, on tonight's episode of ABC-TV's Shindig!
1967: A young guitarist named Boz Scaggs joins the blues band led by his childhood friend, Steve Miller.
1967: The Beatles meet at Paul McCartney's home in St. John's Wood, London, to decide what course to follow after the recent death of their only manager, Brian Epstein. They postpone their trip to India to study under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, but also agree to finally begin filming their next movie, Magical Mystery Tour, while managing their own business affairs.
1971: After their successful summer-replacement series, Sonny and Cher begin their fall TV variety series on CBS-TV.
1976: West Coast musical impresario Lou Adler and his right-hand man, Neil Silver, are kidnapped in Los Angeles by a couple who ransom them for $25,000. The couple are caught within the week, but an accomplice flees and is never caught.
2000: The last remaining original member of the Platters, Herb Reed, is awarded a court injunction against a group using the same name but containing no actual original members.
2006: While still fighting his first murder trial for the death of actress Lana Clarkson, Phil Spector marries his fourth wife, Rachelle.
2006: Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers is sentenced to 37 months in jail for federal income tax evasion. He is scheduled for release in April 2010.




1956: Elvis Presley, "Playing For Keeps," "Love Me," "How Do You Think I Feel?," "How's The World Treating You?"
1961: The Marcels, "Heartaches"


1962: Tommy Roe's "Sheila" hits #1


1972: The O'Jays' "Back Stabbers" is certified gold

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