Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Today in Music History...September 27, 2016

Music History: September 27



1898: Vincent Youmans
1941: Don Nix (Booker T. and the MGs)
1944: Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
1947: Meat Loaf
1952: Robbie Shakespeare
1958: Shaun Cassidy


1967: Rory Storm
2007: Dale Houston (Dale and Grace)


1938: Comedian Bob Hope premieres a new song, "Thanks For The Memory," on his eponymous NBC radio show.
1942: Glenn Miller plays what was to be his last concert as a civilian, performing at the Central Theatre in Passaic, NJ. In December 1944, Miller's plane would disappear over the Atlantic Ocean en route to play for fellow soldiers in liberated Paris.
1959: Rockabilly singer Carl Dobkins, Jr. of "My Heart Is An Open Book" fame enlists in the Kentucky National Guard.
1964: The Beach Boys make their national television debut on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show, performing their recent hit "I Get Around."
1966: Elvis Presley begins shooting his twenty-third film, entitled Easy Come, Easy Go
 1968: Local favorites the Jackson 5 open a Stevie Wonder / Gladys Knight concert in their hometown of Gary, IN, prompting Knight to recommend them to Motown head Berry Gordy.
1970: After 22 years on various networks, the last Ted Mack's Amateur Hour show airs on CBS.
1973: Rolling Stone announces that Carlos Santana has changed his name legally to add the middle name "Devadip," meaning "the Lamp of the Light Supreme" and a reflection of Santana's recent studies with Sri Chinmoy.
1976: Dolly Parton's short-lived television variety show, entitled simply Dolly!, premieres on ABC.
1979: While onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA, Elton John collapses from "exhaustion." The song he'd been performing, ominously, was entitled "Better Off Dead."
1986: Bob Dylan performs "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" for Pope John Paul II at Bologna, Italy's World Eucharistic Congress.
1990: Marvin Gaye is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.
2001: Singer Jonathan King, best known for his 1965 hit "Everyone's Gone To The Moon," is found guilty of molesting several young boys and sentenced to seven years in prison.
2003: Carly Simon sues the owners of New York's famous Dakota apartment complex, claiming they kept her $59,000 down payment after rejecting her rental application.
2004: Legendary rock producer Phil Spector, best known for creating the "Wall Of Sound" on hits like the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" and the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," is indicted for the February 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his estate in Alhambra, CA.




1938: Artie Shaw, "Nightmare"
1962: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, "I’ll Have To Let Him Go"


1947: Johnny Ace's "My Song" hits #1 R&B
1952: Patti Page's "I Went To Your Wedding" hits #1
1975: John Denver's "I'm Sorry" hits #1
1983: The Beatles' "Twist And Shout" re-enters the charts



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