Thursday, September 22, 2016

Today in Music History...September 22, 2016

Music History: September 22



1930: Joni James
1931: George Chambers (The Chambers Brothers)
1956: Debby Boone
1958: Joan Jett


1981: Harry Warren
1989: Irving Berlin
2010: Eddie Fisher


1958: New US Army inductee Elvis Presley is promoted to Private First Class and holds a press conference at Brooklyn's Military Ocean Terminal before he departs for service in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division aboard the USS General Randall. A military band sees him off by performing "Tutti Frutti" (which Elvis had indeed recorded) and "Hound Dog."
1962: As one-half of the Springfields, a duo with her brother Tom, Dusty Springfield becomes the first British rock act to crack the US Top 20 with the song "Silver Threads and Golden Needles."
1962: Bob Dylan makes his Carnegie Hall debut as part of an all-star folk show.
1965: At the Coffee Gallery in North Beach, CA, a band called the Great Society debuts, featuring a vocalist named Grace Slick. 
 1967: Gerald Scarfe, later to become infamous for his artwork for Pink Floyd's The Wall, graces the cover of this week's Time with a caricature of the Beatles entitled "Their New Incarnation."
1969: A newly-solo Diana Ross guest stars on tonight's episode of NBC-TV's groovy comedy show Laugh-In.
1972: David Bowie shocks and confuses Cleveland when he uses the stage of the Music Hall to debut his Ziggy Stardust tour in America.
1974: Having ended The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour due to his divorce, Sonny Bono tries to go it alone on ABC-TV with his new comedy/variety show The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue. It proves to be a legendary flop.
1978: Teen idol Leif Garrett guest stars as twin brothers on tonight's "One of Our Teen Idols is Missing" episode of ABC-TV's Wonder Woman show.
1979: Former member of the James Gang and current Eagles member Joe Walsh announces he will run for President of the US.
1980: After label head David Geffen promises to put out anything he records without having to hear it first, John Lennon signs with Geffen Records.
1982: The Who kick off their first 40-date "farewell" tour at the Capital Center in Landover, MD.
1985: Based on an offhand remark made by Bob Dylan onstage at Live Aid, the first Farm Aid concert is held in Champaign, IL, featuring performances by Dylan, organizer Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, and more. The benefit concert raises $7 million for struggling American family farmers.
1992: Bruce Springsteen decides at the last minute to go electric for his appearance on MTV's Unplugged show, which is renamed Plugged for accuracy.
1999: Diana Ross is held at London's Heathrow Airport after an incident on the Concorde where the singer claims a female security guard touched her inappropriately during a pat down; Ross responded by rubbing her hands all over the guard. Though held for assault, no charges are filed.
2001: A multi-channel broadcast of the live music program A Tribute to Heroes airs all across America as a telethon-style benefit, raising money for the victims and families of those killed in the recent World Trade Center attack. Among those performing are Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Paul Simon.
2003: After suffering a devastating, crippling fall in Spain, Dave Clark Five singer Mike Smith undergoes surgery to repair his shattered vertebrae.
2004: Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, is refused entry into America when his name is found on a "watch list" of suspected terrorists. Yusuf was questioned and released after it was determined that the name on the list was spelled differently. Two British tabloids use this incident to suggest the singer is a supporter of terrorism; Yusuf subsequently sues successfully for libel. the singer would later write the song "Boots and Sand" about the incident.
2005: Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is made an honorary citizen of Rio after opening a center to care for the city's many impoverished street children.
2006: Beaumont, TX, erects a monument to native son J.P. Richardson, better known as The Big Bopper.
2006: Paul Rodgers (formerly of Free and Bad Company) takes his second wife, Cynthia Kereluk, a former Miss Canada.


1973: Elvis Presley, "Raised On Rock"


1962: Elvis Presley: "I'm Falling In Love Tonight," "They Remind Me Too Much of You," "Cotton Candy Land," "A World of Our Own," "How Would You Like to Be?," "One Broken Heart for Sale," "Beyond the Bend," "Take Me To The Fair"
1964: Elvis Presley, "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby"
1965: The Supremes, "I Hear a Symphony"
1970: Elvis Presley: "Snowbird," "Where Did They Go, Lord?" "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Rags To Riches"
1973: Elvis Presley, "Sweet Angeline"


1973: The Rolling Stones LP Goats Head Soup hits #1


1966: The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" is certified gold

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