Friday, September 1, 2017

Today in Music History...September 1, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: September 1st:

2013 Singer/bassist Joe Kelley (of Shadows of Knight) dies of lung cancer in Winfield, Illinois, at age 67. Known for the 1966 hit cover of Them's "Gloria."

2012 Geoff Tate, late of the band Queensryche, announces plans to get a "new Queensryche" together. Pledging their support are Rudy Sarzo (formerly of Quiet Riot), Bobby Blotzer (formerly of Ratt), Glen Drover (formerly of Megadeth), Kelly Gray and Randy Gane (formerly of Myth). There's still some question as to whether they'll actually be able to call the band Queensryche, since Tate is still wrapped up in lawsuits with the other three members over his firing in the same year and the use of the name.

2012 Lyricist Hal David dies of a stroke in Los Angeles, California, at age 91. Known for collaborations with Burt Bacharach, including "What the World Needs Now is Love" (1965) and "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" (1969).

2010 T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle are arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles after police smell marijuana coming from the rapper's car during a routine traffic stop. The vehicle is searched and the couple is taken to jail on drug charges. Both T.I. and Tiny are later released after posting $10,000 bail.

2008 Country singer Jerry Reed dies of complications from emphysema in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 71.

2000 The last remaining original member of The Platters, Herb Reed, is awarded a court injunction against a group using the same name but containing no actual original members.

1992 Alabama releases "I'm in a Hurry (and Don't Know Why)."

1984 Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman is born in Hollywood, Florida.

1983 Encouraged by his wife, Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits releases Swordfishtrombones, the first album the songwriter produced himself. The album represents a significant break from mainstream norms, both musically and lyrically.

1981 Hall & Oates release the Private Eyes album, which contains two #1 hits: the title track and "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)."

1980 Fleetwood Mac end a 9-month tour at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsey Buckingham announces that it will be the last Fleetwood Mac show for "a long time." He's right: the band doesn't play live again for over two years.

1979 "You Light Up My Life" singer Debby Boone marries Gabriel Ferrer, son of Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer.

1978 Steven Tyler of Aerosmith marries the model Cyrinda Foxe, who is pregnant with his baby. They divorce in 1987.

1977 Rush releases A Farewell to Kings, the band's first Gold-selling album. Its sales also carry over to help push its predecessor, 2112, into Gold status. The album's epic "Xanadu" and "Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage" satisfy Rush's cult following, while the shorter and more radio-friendly "Closer to the Heart" find favor with general audiences in both the US and the UK.

1976 West Coast musical impresario Lou Adler and his right-hand man, Neil Silver, are kidnapped in Los Angeles by a couple who ransom them for $25,000. The couple are caught within the week, but an accomplice flees and is never caught.

1972 The O'Jays' "Back Stabbers" is certified Gold.

1971 After their successful summer-replacement series, Sonny And Cher begin their fall TV variety series on CBS-TV.

1970 The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb marries Linda Gray, the former Miss Edinburgh, on his 24th birthday (he claims he picked the date so he wouldn't forget their anniversary). The couple would have five children, including Stephen, who would later play guitar in his dad's band.

1967 A young guitarist named Boz Scaggs joins The Steve Miller Band, the blues band led by his childhood friend, Steve Miller.

1967 The Beatles meet up at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide what to do following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. They decide to be their own managers, and McCartney takes the lead on most business decisions. With hefty responsibilities outside of music, things get tense and the group breaks up two years later.

1962 Tommy Roe's "Sheila" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1961 The Marcels record "Heartaches."

1957 Gloria Estefan is born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan in Havana, Cuba. She would be raised in Miami, Florida.

1957 A young Jimi Hendrix catches Elvis Presley's performance at Seattle's Sicks Stadium.

1956 Jerry Lee Lewis, then all of 19 years old, travels to Memphis to audition for Sam Phillips at Sun Records. However, Phillips is vacationing in Florida, so Jerry Lee records a few songs for him to hear when he returns.

1952 Ray Charles signs to Atlantic after leaving Swingtime Records; the label will take him in a harder R&B direction than the crooner-style pop and West Coast Blues he had been recording.

1950 Peter Hewson (of Chicory Tip) is born in Gillingham, Kent, England.

1949 Russ Field (guitarist for Showaddywaddy) is born James Lewis Russell Field in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England.

1946 Greg Errico (drummer for Sly & the Family Stone) is born in San Francisco, California.

1946 Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) is born in Douglas, Isle of Man. He would be raised in Manchester, England.

1944 Soul singer Archie Bell is born in Henderson, Texas.

1941 Pop/rock singer Diane Ray is born in Gastonia, North Carolina. Known for her sole hit, "Please Don't Talk to the Lifeguard" (1963).

1935 Country singer Conway Twitty is born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi.

1931 Country singer Boxcar Willie is born Lecil Travis Martin in Sterrett, Texas.

1927 Doo-wopper Tommy Evans (of The Drifters) is born. Part of the lineup that released the 1957 hit "Fools Fall in Love."

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2011 While boarding a Southwest flight from Oakland to Burbank, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is forced off the flight after giving some lip to a flight attendant who asked him to pull up his sagging pants. Armstrong doesn't take kindly to the request, and eventually he and his traveling companion are booted from the flight. Armstrong takes to Twitter, writing, "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!" The tweet is quickly re-tweeted by his followers, forcing Southwest to release a statement apologizing for the incident.

2006 While still fighting his first murder trial for the death of actress Lana Clarkson, Phil Spector marries his fourth wife, Rachelle.

2004 Under pressure to account for download sales, the Official Charts company releases its first UK Download Chart. The boy band Westlife claims the #1 spot with a live release of their 1999 song "Flying Without Wings."More

1988 The Rock N' Roll Cuisine cookbook is published, with 95 recipes from various musicians. Selections include Yoko Ono's "Dream Soup" (sunshine in a bowl), Cher's "Boyfriend Approved Macaroni Salad," Mick Jagger's shrimp curry and Weird Al Yankovic's peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

1978 After two years together, Emilio Estefan and Gloria Fajardo of Miami Sound Machine get married on Gloria's 21st birthday.

1965 James Brown breaks out some sweet dance moves on the TV show Shindig!, where he performs his hit "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag."More

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