Thursday, September 8, 2016

Today in Music History...September 8, 2016

Music History: September 8



1897: Jimmie Rodgers
1928: Earl Nelson (Bob & Earl)
1929: Harlan Howard
1932: Patsy Cline
1942: Sal Spampinato (The Beau Brummels)
1942: Brian Cole (The Association)
1945: Kelly Groucutt (Electric Light Orchestra)
1945: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead)
1946: Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1947: Benjamin Orr (The Cars)


1997: Derek Taylor


1935: A singing group called the Hoboken Four, one of whose members is named Frankie Sinatra, makes their first national appearance, performing on WOR's radio show Major Bowes Amateur Hour.
1956: Eddie Cochran signs his first and only recording contract, a one-year deal with Liberty Records.
1958: According to Billboard, rock impresario Dick Clark now has a deal with ABC-Paramount that allows him to release records of his own. First up is a LP called Dance With Dick Clark, featuring covers of recent hits and credited to "The Bandstanders."
1971: Elvis Presley receives the extremely prestigious Bing Crosby Award, the GRAMMY's forerunner of its Lifetime Achievement Award, making him only the sixth recording artist to be honored for having "made creative contributions of outstanding artistic or scientific significance to the field of phonograph records."
1972: In San Francisco, Neil Young is the proud parent of his first son, Zeke, by actress Carrie Snodgress. 
 Zeke is born with cerebral palsy, which will lead young to later found the Bridge School for children with disabilities.
1977: Jimmy McCulloch, best known for playing lead guitar on Paul McCartney and Wings' Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound albums, leaves the group to join a relaunched Small Faces.
1997: Having refused to release singles in their native UK during the band's lifetime, Led Zeppelin finally release "Whole Lotta Love" as a single in order to promote their newly-remastered albums.
2003: To celebrate the release of his latest album, Reality, David Bowie performs the first interactive concert, broadcast to 21 theaters across the UK and allowing the singer to take requests through microphones connected to the internet.
2003: At his concert in Toronto, Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, who had succumbed to cancer the night before, by performing Warren's song "My Ride's Here."
2005: Rod Stewart is ordered to pay two million dollars in lost revenue to the Rio in Las Vegas for failing to perform a scheduled New Year's Eve concert in 2000. Stewart had claimed a loss of voice due to a recent throat operation.


1956: Elvis Presley: "Blue Suede Shoes" b/w "Tutti Frutti," "I Got A Woman" b/w "I'm Counting On You," "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')" b/w "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)," "Tryin' To Get To You" b/w "I Love You Because," "Blue Moon" b/w "Just Because," "Money Honey" b/w "One Sided Love Affair," "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" b/w "Shake Rattle And Roll"
1957: Jackie Wilson, "Reet Petite"


1941: Harry James and his Orchestra, "Misirlou"
1967: The Beatles, "Flying"


1951: Tony Bennett's "Because of You" hits #1
1973: Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" hits #1
1973: The Allman Brothers' LP Brothers and Sisters hits #1



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