Friday, September 16, 2016

Today in Music History...September 16, 2016

Music History: September 16



1925: Charlie Byrd
1925: B.B. King
1942: Bernie Calvert (The Hollies)
1943: Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful)
1944: Betty Kelly (Martha and the Vandellas)
1948: Kenney Jones (The Small Faces, The Who)
1950: David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers)
1954: Frank Reed (The Chi-Lites)


1977: Marc Bolan (T. Rex)
2003: Sheb Wooley
2008: Norman Whitfield


1959: Dick Clark's first "Caravan of Stars" tour opens in New York, featuring The Coasters, The Drifters, Lloyd Price, LaVern Baker, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka and Annette Funicello.
1963: Currently the #1 song in England, the Beatles' "She Loves You" is released by the tiny Swan label in America, but the stateside public has no idea who the group is, and the single fails to chart. Four months later, after "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and the attendant Beatlemania, a re-released "She Loves You" single will reach #1 in the US as well.
1964: ABC-TV premieres the musical variety show Shindig!
 , featuring the Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers, and Bobby Sherman.
1965: NBC-TV premieres The Dean Martin Show, featuring the theme song (and recent hit) "Everybody Loves Somebody," and, later, a chorus of beautiful showgirls named The Golddiggers. The famously laid-back and largely improvised show, which made stars of Dom DeLuise, Charles Nelson Reilly, Tom Bosley, and Nipsey Russell, would run for a full decade.
1966: Tom Drilberg, MP of Barking, England, asks the House of Lords to censure a magistrate who'd recently spoken out aganist the Rolling Stones as "complete morons (who) wear their hair down to their shoulders, wear filthy clothes and act like clowns."
1966: Pete Quaife, bassist for the Kinks, leaves the band after injuries from a recent car crash threaten his ability to play. He will eventually return and stay with the band through 1969.
1970: Jimi Hendrix takes the stage at a Eric Burdon and War concert at London club Ronnie Scott's, marking the last time the guitarist will ever play in public.
1970: After eight straight years, the Beatles are finally knocked from their perch as England's top act in the Melody Maker fan poll... by Led Zeppelin.
1972: Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for the J. Geils Band in New York.
2006: Bob Dylan's new album Modern Times goes to #1 in Billboard's album chart, making the 65-year-old the oldest musician to ever hold that honor.


1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Some Time In New York City


1960: Johnny Burnette, "You're Sixteen"
1968: The Beatles, "I Will"
1974: Bob Dylan, "Meet Me In The Morning"


1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's LP Are You Experienced? enters the charts
1972: Three Dog Night's "Black And White" hits #1
1978: Boston's LP Don't Look Back hits #1


1965: The Beatles' "Eight Days A Week" is certified gold

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