Saturday, September 24, 2016

Today in Music History...September 24, 2016

Music History: September 24



1931: Anthony Newley
1933: Mel Taylor (The Ventures)
1936: Jim Henson
1940: Barbara Allbut (The Angels)
1941: Linda McCartney
1942: Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1942: Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut (The Angels)
1946: Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention)


1997: Larry Hall


1942: Bandleader Glenn Miller makes his last radio broadcast on CBS' Moonlight Serenade program before leaving to enlist in the Army.
1955: Judy Garland makes her television debut on CBS' variety show Ford Star Jubilee, breaking all previous ratings records.
1957: Legendary DJ Alan Freed debuts his fourth movie, Mister Rock And Roll, at New York City's Paramount Theatre. The film, named after Freed's nickname, features Alan playing himself and also several musical performances by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Brook Benton, LaVern Baker, Ferlin Husky, Lionel Hampton, and, for some reason, former middleweight boxing champion Rocky Graziano. 
 1966: En route from New York to London with his new manager, Chas Chandler, the guitarist formerly known as Jimmy James decides to change his name to Jimi Hendrix. Upon arrival, Jimi ends up in a jam session with British bluesman Zoot Money, witnessed by Andy Summers, later the guitarist for the Police.
1967: The Beatles film the (in)famous "Your Mother Should Know" dance segment of their film Magical Mystery Tour at the West Malling Air Force Station in Kent, England. Paul wears a black carnation when the group runs out of red ones, creating more "clues" for the "Paul is Dead" theorists.
1971: The Jackson 5 appear on the cover of Life magazine, with the headline "Rock Stars At Home With Their Parents."
1977: Just a month or so after his untimely death, the first national Elvis Presley convention takes place in Memphis.
1988: After allegedly breaking into an insurance class being held in a building he owns and waving a gun around, demandig to know who used his bathroom, James Brown becomes involved in a hour-long, two-state car chase with police in Augusta, GA, who were tipped off that Brown was behaving erratically and armed. Driving over six miles in his pickup truck after authorities shoot out his two front tires, Brown is arrested and charged with illegal possession of drugs and firearms, simple assault, carrying a deadly weapon in public, resisting arrest, and seven misdemeanors. He is released from jail after serving two years of a five-year sentence.
1989: Bob Dylan, as "Moishe Rubenstein," appears on the annual Los Angeles telethon L'Chaim -- To Life, playing flute and recorder with Harry Dean Stanton in a band called Chopped Liver. With vocals by Dylan's son-in-law Peter Himmelman, the band performs a traditional Jewish folksong.
1993: Following his recent arrest for drunk driving, John Denver is ordered to perform a benefit concert for victims of same.


1977: Styx, "Come Sail Away"


1940: Bob Chester, "Flinging A Wing-Ding"
1954: Sarah Vaughan, "Make Yourself Comfortable"
1958: The Platters, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"
1968: The Beatles, "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"


1966: The Association's "Cherish" hits #1
1966: Stevie Wonder's Uptight LP enters the charts


1968: The Vogues' "Turn Around, Look At Me" is certified gold

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