Friday, September 2, 2016

Today in Music History...September 2, 2016

Music History: September 2



1925: Hugo Montenegro
1925: Russ Conway
1939: Sam Gooden (The Impressions)
1939: Bobby Purify (James and Bobby Purify)
1940: Jimmy Clanton
1943: Joe Simon
1943: Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas)
1946: Marty Grebb (The Buckinghams)
1951: Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra)
1957: Steve Porcaro (Toto)


2004: Tyrone Davis


1931: CBS radio makes Bing Crosby a star overnight when it debuts his new show, accurately titled 15 Minutes With Bing Crosby.
1964: The Beatles are shocked to find their audience at Philadelphia's Convention Hall is completely white, management's response to the race riots the city had suffered days earlier.
1965: Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham appear on ITV's Ready Steady Go! to perform a mock-duet on Sonny and Cher's hit "I Got You Babe."
1970: An unknown art-rock band named Genesis runs an ad in Britain's Melody Maker magazine looking for a drummer, an audition 19-year-old Phil Collins will win out by mentioning that he played percussion on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass
 1971: The Rolling Stones sue former manager Andrew Loog Oldham for back royalties; on the same day, the Grateful Dead have their former manager, Lenny Hart, arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the group's coffers.
1975: Sixty people are arrested when over 500 attempt to crash the Great American Music Fair in Syracuse, NY, in order to see Jefferson Starship and the Doobie Brothers for free.
1978: Teddy Pendergrass promotes his latest album, Life Is A Song Worth Singing, by staging a "Ladies Only" concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The crowd, which is indeed restricted to females, receives white chocolate lollipops shaped like teddy bears; the gimmick is so successful Pendergrass repeats it often during his solo career.
1980: Karen Carpenter marries her first husband, Thomas Burris, a California real-estate developer, in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
1987: Sonny Bono announces his intention to run for mayor of Palm Springs, CA, after running into endless red tape after trying to open a restaurant there.
1995: After nearly a decade of inducting musicians, the actual physical Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and museum) opens in Cleveland, OH. Performing at the opening ceremony are Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, The Allman Brothers, Booker T. and the MGs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Pretenders, John Fogerty, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, George Clinton, The Kinks, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Burdon, and Boz Scaggs.


1971: Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead


1927: Sophie Tucker, "Some Of These Days"
1956: Elvis Presley, "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again," "Long Tall Sally," "Old Shep," "Paralyzed," "Too Much," "Anyplace Is Paradise"
1964: The Rolling Stones, "Little Red Rooster"




1965: The Beatles' "Help!" is certified gold

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