Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Today in Music History...September 13, 2016

Music History: September 13



1911: Bill Monroe
1916: Dick Haymes
1922: Charles Brown
1925: Mel Torme
1939: Dave Quincy (Manfred Mann)
1941: David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat and Tears)
1943: Ray Elliot (Them)
1944: Peter Cetera (Chicago)
1952: Randy Jones (The Village People)
1954: Dan Hegarty (The Darts)
1956: Joni Sledge (Sister Sledge)


1997: Jimmy Witherspoon


1958: Cliff Richard makes his television debut on the ITV variety show Oh Boy!, singing his new hit "Move It."
1959: While he is stationed in the US Army in Germany, Elvis Presley's friend, airman Currie Grant, brings Priscilla Ann Beaulieu to a party at his apartment after meeting her in the nearby Eagles Club, a popular hangout for officers and their families. Wearing a sailor dress for the occasion, Priscilla says "It's a pleasure to meet you" and remarks that it's a shame the Army has taken his sideburns. He plays her a few songs on guitar. Elvis and "Cilla" are immediately smitten with each other, with the singer describing her to friends as smart, saying that she treats him like an ordinary guy, and dubbing her "the woman I've been looking for my whole life."
1960: A movement to ban Ray Peterson's new single "Tell Laura I Love Her" begins in the UK when it is feared that the song's powerful story of a stock-car driver who dies young while racing for his girl's love will inspire a "death cult" amongst teens. 
 1960: The FCC bans "payola," the controversial practice of paying DJs for playing songs, as a result of the scandal involving, among others, Dick Clark and Alan Freed.
1963: The Hollies' Graham Nash (later of CSNY) falls out of his touring van after a Scottish gig, leaning on an unlocked door and tumbling out at 40 mph. 36 years later to the day, the singer breaks both legs in a boat accident off the coast of Hawaii.
1963: Barbra Streisand marries her first husband, actor Elliot Gould, in New York. The two would divorce in 1971.
1964: To prevent the spate of stage-rushing going on at recent frenzied Rolling Stones concerts, Liverpool's Empire Club hires two dozen rugby players to act as a human shield; the crowd of 5,000 washes right over them.
1964: Murray The K's latest rock and roll at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre ends after ten days, featuring Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha and the Vandellas, the Shangri-Las, and Jay & the Americans.
1965: The ill-fated variety program The Steve Lawrence Show, featuring guest star Lucille Ball, debuts on CBS-TV.
1965: Ringo Starr and wife Maureen become the proud parents of their first child, Zak Starkey. Six years later to the day, Paul and Linda McCartney celebrate the arrival of their second child, Stella.
1965: The Beatles win their first Grammys, for Best New Artist and Best Album (for A Hard Day's Night), at the awards ceremony in New York.
1969: John Lennon debuts the Plastic Ono Band at the Rock and Roll Revival Show in Toronto. So named because of the flexible "plastic" nature of the members, this lineup included Eric Clapton, longtime Beatles associate Klaus Voormann, and drummer Alan White, all of whom rehearsed for the first time on the plane trip over from England. The concert, mainly a mix of simple rock and roll oldies and stabs at "Give Peace A Chance," "Yer Blues," and John's forthcoming single "Cold Turkey," will later be released as Live Peace In Toronto 1969.
1982: David Bowie reports to the Cook Islands to begin filming his role in the movie Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
1993: Max Weinberg, drummer with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, begins his new job as bandleader for NBC-TV's new show Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
2000: Elton John storms out of the Estoril Casino in Portgual just before his planned gig there and flies back to England, fuming that the supposedly sell-out crowd had only half arrived. Turns out they were merely lingering at a VIP dinner given just before the show.
2005: Jimi Hendrix' boyhood home in Seattle is saved from destruction after his estate and the city agree to renovate the building and turn it into a community center.
2008: Come Dancing, a musical devoted to the music of the Kinks, opens in London.


1965: The Beatles, "Yesterday"


1955: Little Richard, "Tutti Frutti"
1963: Shirley Ellis, "The Nitty Gritty"
1967: Joe Tex, "Skinny Legs And All"
1968: The Beatles, "Glass Onion"


1952: Jo Stafford's "You Belong To Me" hits #1
1969: Santana's LP Santana hits #1
1975: The Isley Brothers' LP The Heat Is On hits #1
1975: Bruce Springsteen's LP Born To Run enters the charts


1968: Clarence Carter's "Slip Away" is certified gold

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