Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Today in Music History...September 14, 2016

Music History: September 14



1914: Mae Axton
1918: Cachao
1944: Joey Heatherton
1946: Pete Agnew (Nazareth)
1947: Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na)
1949: Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1950: Paul Kossoff (Free)
1954: Barry Cowsill (The Cowsills)


1983: Perez Prado
1993: Thomas Kaye (Jay and the Americans)
1998: Johnny Adams


1963: The Beatles' "She Loves You" becomes England's best-selling single of all time, a record that wouldn't be broken until 1977, when ex-Beatle Paul McCartney will release "Mull Of Kintyre."
1963: Pete Seeger finally agrees to break a general folk music boycott of the ABC-TV variety show Hootenanny and appear, only to change his mind when the network asks him to sign a loyalty oath first.
1964: The ill-fated sitcom The Bing Crosby Show debuts on ABC-TV.
1968: CBS-TV debuts the animated show The Archies.
1968: Rolling Stone reports that the Who's Pete Townshend is working on a "rock opera" about a boy who is deaf, dumb, and blind. 
 1968: The US Information Agency sends 40 foreign diplomats to a Blood Sweat and Tears show in Washington CD, considering it a crash course in America's new cultural scene.
1968: Tragedy strikes Roy Orbison when his Hendersonville, TN home burns down during his European tour, trapping and killing two of his three sons, Roy Jr. (age 10) and Tony (age 6).
1969: Genesis take the stage for the first time, playing at the cottage owned by leader Peter Gabriel's former Sunday School teacher.
1970: Stevie Wonder marries his first wife, singer and former Motown secretary Syreeta Wright, in Detroit. They would divorce in 1972.
1976: Bob Dylan's Hard Rain concert airs on NBC-TV.
1979: Kenny Rogers is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley also officially declares today "Kenny Rogers Day" in the city.
1979: The film version of Quadrophenia, the Who's 1973 rock opera about growing up Mod in London, opens in theaters.
1987: Though already on its last legs, ABC-TV's American Bandstand today becomes the longest-running entertainment show in America.
1994: The Temptations are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
1995: Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for the Beatles' "Getting Better" fetch $249,000 at Sotheby's in London.
2000: Paul Simon, Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Eagles' Don Henley and Glenn Frey perform at the joint VH1/Rolling Stone fundraiser for Al Gore.
2001: In the wake of the horrific September 11th attacks, Clear Channel Communications releases its infamous "suggestion" list of popular songs which might possibly prove upsetting to American listeners. Included -- but not banned outright, despite the myth -- are improbably traumatizing oldies such as Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World," The Beatles' "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," and "Ticket To Ride," Petula Clark's "Sign Of The Times," Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World," Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Travelin' Band," Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife," The Drifters' "On Broadway," The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Hey Joe," The Hollies' "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," Elton John's "Bennie And The Jets," "Daniel," and "Rocket Man," John Lennon's "Imagine," Martha and the Vandellas' "Nowhere To Run" and "Dancing In The Street," Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels' "Devil With A Blue Dress On," Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man," Elvis Presley's "(You're The) Devil in Disguise," The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday," Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Cat Stevens' "Morning Has Broken" and "Peace Train," The Surfaris' "Wipeout," The Youngbloods' "Get Together," Zager and Evans' "In The Year 2525," and the Zombies' "She's Not There."
2003: Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers undergoes surgery for a triple heart bypass in Liverpool.
2006: Marianne Faithfull announces she's undergoing treatment for breast cancer.






1968: Big Brother and the Holding Company's LP Cheap Thrills enters the charts
1968: The Chambers Brothers' "Time Has Come Today" enters the charts
1974: Eric Clapton's "I Shot The Sheriff" hits #1
1974: Stevie Wonder's LP Fulfillingness' First Finale enters the charts


1973: Donny Osmond's "The Twelfth Of Never" is certified gold

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