Monday, September 18, 2017

Today in Music History...September 18, 2017 (Now with more info & links) - [R,I,P, Jimi Hendrix]

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Music History: September 18th:

2013 Roger Pope (frequent drummer for Elton John) dies of cancer in Southampton, England, at age 66, just hours after marrying his longtime companion, Sue Tresidder.

2012 Annie Lennox, formerly of the bands The Tourists and Eurythmics, gets hitched to her third husband, this time a London doctor name of Mitch Besser.

2008 The Village People get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of fame at 6529 Hollywood Blvd.

2006 Willie Nelson's tour bus is stopped near Lafayette, Louisiana, and Nelson, along with four members of his band, are arrested for possession of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.

2005 Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

2004 Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony held at a private home in the Studio City area with 20 to 30 people attending; the ceremony lasts about five minutes. It is Spears' second marriage in nine months.

2000 Papa Roach release their breakthrough single, "Last Resort." The track will go on to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.

1998 On the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, who would have been 75 the day before. Daughter salutes father by performing "Your Cheatin' Heart," a song released after his death on New Year's Eve, 1952. "He never sang the song on the Opry. He never sang it live," Williams tells the audience.

1997 Jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon dies of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 77.

1992 Earl Van Dyke, keyboardist for Funk Brothers, Motown's in-house band, dies of prostate cancer at age 62.

1985 The Gladys Knight/Flip Wilson sitcom Charlie And Company premieres on CBS-TV.

1983 Kiss make their first public appearance without their trademark make-up when they show up on MTV to promote their new album - and single - "Lick It Up."

1981 The Doors Greatest Hits album is certified platinum.

1980 The tenth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' untimely death is marked by a multimedia event, featuring Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, held at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.

1979 Greg Arama (bass player for The Amboy Dukes) dies in a motorcycle accident at age 29.

1978 The albums Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss all hit stores on the same day.More

1978 WKRP in Cincinnati, a TV series about a radio station that switches format from easy listening to rock, makes its debut on CBS. It lasts four seasons, enjoying support from real radio professionals who recognize the quirky characters (incompetent general manager Arthur Carlson, disheveled morning jock Johnny Fever) in their co-workers.

1976 Boston releases "More Than A Feeling."

1971 Pink Floyd becomes the first rock act to perform at Montreux, Switzerland's Classical Music Festival.

1971 The ill-fated Bobby Sherman sitcom Getting Together premieres on ABC-TV.

1968 The Beatles record "Birthday."

1967 Ricky Bell (of Bell Biv DeVoe) is born in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

1967 The Beach Boys releases Smiley Smile.

1967 The Beatles journey to the Raymond Revue bar in London to film the notorious "striptease" scene in Magical Mystery Tour. Accompanying stripper Jan Carson is The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, playing a song called "Death Cab For Cutie."

1966 Ian "Spike" Spice (drummer for Breathe) is born in England. Known for the 1988 hit "Hands to Heaven."

1964 The James Bond movie Goldfinger, with a theme song by Shirley Bassey, is released.

1963 The Patty Duke Show debuts on ABC-TV, lasting three seasons.

1962 Synthpop singer Joanne Catherall (of The Human League) is born in Sheffield, England.

1962 Dee Dee Sharp records "Ride!"

1961 Hayley Mills' "Let's Get Together" enters the charts.

1961 Bobby Vee's "Take Good Care Of My Baby" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.

1960 The Tab Hunter Show premieres on NBC-TV (it lasts one season)

1960 Teen idol Frankie Avalon turns 21, making him an adult and therefore eligible to claim the over $600,000 he earned while underage.

1959 The first "Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars" tour kicks off with Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, The Coasters and more.

1957 The Big Record, CBS-TV's answer to American Bandstand, premieres with host Patti Page and guests Billy Ward & the Dominoes and Tony Bennett.

1957 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Crickets's That'll Be The day

1956 Rock shows are banned at the US Naval Station in Newport, Rhode Island, after a fight breaks out during a Fats Domino concert.

1955 CBS-TV's popular variety show Toast Of The Town is renamed what many people had been calling it all along, The Ed Sullivan Show.

1955 Keith Morris (frontman for Black Flag and Circle Jerks) is born in Hermosa Beach, California.

1952 Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones bassist/songwriter) is born Douglas Glenn Colvin in Fort Lee, Virginia; he would be raised in Berlin, Germany.

1949 Kerry Livgren (songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist for Kansas) is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1947 The first-ever country music presentation is held at Carnegie Hall, featuring Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff.

1946 Alan "Bam" King (lead guitarist for Ace) is born in Kentish Town, London, England.

1940 Singer/actor Frankie Avalon is born Francis Thomas Avallone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1929 Jazz/pop singer Teddi King is born Theodora King in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for the mid-'50s singles "Mr. Wonderful," "Married I Can Always Get" and "Say It Isn't So."

1899 The Copyright Office receives Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag."

1587 Francesca Caccini, composer and performer in the early Baroque era, is born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

Jimi Hendrix Dies

1970Jimi Hendrix is found dead in his basement. He had taken nine pills of the barbiturate vesperax, that along with alcohol, caused a fatal overdose.
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