Saturday, September 10, 2016

Today in Music History...September 10, 2016

Music History: September 10



1927: Yma Sumac
1937: Tommy Overstreet
1945: Jose Feliciano
1946: Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night)
1949: Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull)
1950: Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
1950: Don Powell (Slade)
1951: Pete Tolson (Pretty Things)


1996: Lee Baker


1962: The BBC bans Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Halloween novelty single "Monster Mash," finding it in poor taste. However, in 1973 the radio giant lifts the ban, sending a re-release of the holiday favorite to #3.
1963: While en route to their London apartment in a taxi, John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who invites them to his clients' afternoon rehearsal for a show that night at the Ken Colyer Club. There, backstage, John and Paul offer to contribute a song to the group's repertoire; the duo immediately go off into a corner and finish one of Paul's latest ideas, a number called "I Wanna Be Your Man." The Stones get their recorded version out on November 1st, three weeks before the Beatles' version is released on the LP With The Beatles.
 "I Wanna Be Your Man" would prove to be an important early hit for the Stones, reaching #12 in the UK.
1964: Rod Stewart makes his first recording, a cover of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl" done with Rod's group the Hoochie Coochie Men. It fails to chart.
1965: Beatles manager Brian Epstein begins negotiating for a cartoon series on ABC-TV bearing the name and likenesses of the group.
1969: As part of their latest exhibition, celebrating the anonymity of "Bagism," John Lennon and Yoko Ono sit onstage for five hours in a white bag at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.
1973: The Rolling Stones' single "Star Star" is banned by the BBC for its real lyrics, which feature the word "starf*****" sung a dozen times.
1974: After poor album sales and infighting caused by drug addiction, The New York Dolls break up for the first time.
1975: Bob Dylan performs three songs as tribute to the Columbia A&R man who discovered him during the PBS-TV special The World Of John Hammond.
1977: Bing Crosby invites David Bowie to appear on what would be his last annual Christmas TV special, suggesting they sing a duet. Bowie agrees.
1979: Having waited five years in vain for two #1 American singles in a row, ABBA finally begin their first US tour.
2008: Dan Fogelberg's hometown of Peoria, IL renames Abingdon Street after the soft-rock icon.


1966: The Monkees, "Last Train To Clarksville"
1975: KISS, Alive!
1976: Bob Dylan, Hard Rain


1954: Elvis Presley: "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine," "Just Because"
1965: The Byrds, "Turn! Turn! Turn!"
1967: Elvis Presley: "Guitar Man," "Big Boss Man"
1968: The Beatles, "Helter Skelter"


1966: The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" hits #1
1966: The Beatles' Revolver hits #1


1975: Elton John's "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" is certified gold

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