Friday, September 23, 2016

Today in Music History...September 23, 2016

Music History: September 23



1926: John Coltrane
1930: Ray Charles
1935: Les McCann
1938: Ben E. King
1939: Roy Buchanan
1943: John Banks (The Merseybeats)
1943: Steve Boone, (The Lovin' Spoonful)
1947: Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf)
1947: Neal Smith (Alice Cooper)
1949: Bruce Springsteen


1974: Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band)


1966: The Rolling Stones begin their biggest-ever headlining tour of Britain at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with an impressive array of opening acts including Ike and Tina Turner and the Yardbirds. The crowd is unusually well-behaved for a Stones audience, rushing the stage but avoiding a full-scale riot.
1967: The Strawberry Alarm Clock perform their one and only hit, "Incense and Peppermints," on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
1970: After his band's concert at the Olympia in Paris, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones meets heiress Bianca Pérez Morena De Macías for the first time, beginning a courtship that will end in their first marriage the next year. 
 Naturally, there will be a bitter divorce in 1978, leading to some, er, inspired "tribute" songs in the Stones catalog.
1980: David Bowie makes a splash on Broadway when he takes over the title role in The Elephant Man from Philip Anglim.
1980: Having already collapsed in Central Park a few days earlier, a weak Bob Marley insists on continuing his US tour, and collapses again onstage during tonight's show at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater. It will prove to be his last performance; the tour is canceled, and Marley heads to Germany for treatment where he will defy his original grim prognosis somewhat by staying alive until the following May.
1992: A scandal erupts when Jackson Browne is accused of physical assault by his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah.
1996: Agnetha Faltskog, one of ABBA's two female leads, publishes her biography, As I Am.
1998: Elvis Presley, once rejected for the Grand Old Opry, is inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.
2007: Lionel Richie guest-stars as himself on tonight's "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" season opener of Fox-TV's The Simpsons.


1957: Elvis Presley, "Jailhouse Rock" b/w "Treat Me Nice"
1967: The Doors, "People Are Strange"
1972: Mott The Hoople, "All The Young Dudes"
1974: John Lennon, "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"
1978: Foreigner, Double Vision


1953: The Spaniels, "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight"
1958: Fats Domino, "Whole Lotta Loving"
1968: The Beatles, "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
1973: Elvis Presley: "I Miss You," "Are You Sincere?"


1957: The Crickets' "That'll Be The Day" hits #1
1967: The Box Tops' "The Letter" hits #1
1967: Lulu's "To Sir With Love" enters the charts
1972: Mac Davis' "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" hits #1


1971: Honey Cone's "Stick-Up" are certified gold

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