Sunday, September 3, 2017

Today in Music History...September 3, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: September 3rd:

2013 Trisha Yearwood appears on TLC's genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? The country singer discovers an English ancestor was a criminal before he immigrated to America.

2007 Rockabilly singer Janis Martin dies of cancer in Durham, North Carolina, at age 67. Known for her version of the pop/country song "Love Me to Pieces."

2007 Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance marries Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn-Z backstage at Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution festival.

2004 Songwriter Roquel "Billy" Davis (also known as Tyran Carlo) dies in Detroit, Michigan, at age 72. Co-wrote many R&B/soul hits, including Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops."

1994 R&B singer Major Lance dies of heart disease in Decatur, Georgia, at age 55. Known for the 1963 hit "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," written by Curtis Mayfield.

1991 Ike Turner is released from prison after serving 14 months for cocaine possession.

1991 Rush releases their 14th studio album, Roll the Bones.

1990 George Michael releases his second solo album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. Looking to avoid the pitfalls that overwhelmed him after his debut Faith, Michael refuses to tour in support of the album and won't appear in the music videos.More

1982 Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" is released in the UK. The critics are not kind; Smash Hits calls it "fourth division reggae."

1973 Pop singer Jennifer Paige is born Jennifer Paige Scoggins in Marietta, Georgia.

1970 Canned Heat founder Alan Wilson kills himself at age 27 via barbiturate overdose.

1969 The 30th Elvis Presley movie, the '20s period piece The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It), is released.

1967 A young Swedish singer named Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins a talent-show contest on the TV program Hyland's Corner with her group the Anni-Frid Four. She would later become famous as one of the two female lead singers of ABBA.

1966 After 14 years on TV (and ten years on radio before that), the last episode of The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, which made Rick Nelson a household name, airs on ABC.

1965 Lou Christie records "Lightnin' Strikes."

1963 Rock musician Jonathan Segel (of Camper Van Beethoven) is born in Marseilles, France, but would be raised in Davis, California, and Tucson, Arizona.

1963 Three years after its inception, Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records is bought by Warner Brothers.

1960 Perry Bamonte (keyboardist/guitarist for The Cure) is born in London, England.

1955 Steve Jones (lead guitarist for The Sex Pistols) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1952 Leroy Smith (keyboardist for Sweet Sensation) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1948 Donald Brewer (drummer and co-lead singer for Grand Funk Railroad) is born in Flint, Michigan.

1947 Eric Bell (original guitarist for Thin Lizzy) is born in East Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1945 George Biondo (bass guitarist for Steppenwolf) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1945 Mike Harrison (lead singer of Spooky Tooth) is born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. Known for the 1969 song "Better By You, Better Than Me," later covered by Judas Priest.

1942 Al Jardine (of The Beach Boys) is born in Lima, Ohio.

1934 Bluesman Freddie King is born in Gilmer, Texas. He would be raised in Chicago's South Side.

1933 Country singer Tompall Glaser (of The Glaser Brothers) is born Thomas Paul Glaser in Spalding, Nebraska.

1925 Country singer/songwriter Hank Thompson is born in Waco, Texas. Inspired the Thomas Cobb novel Crazy Heart and the 2009 film of the same name, starring Jeff Bridges.

Steve Wozniak's US Festival Features Fleetwood Mac And Lots Of Tech

1982Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak throws the US Festival "for a few thousand friends" in hopes of uniting people through music and technology. A crowd of at least 200,000 shows up in the blistering heat of San Bernardino, California, for three days of music, tech-geekery, and dust... a whole lot of dust. Fleetwood Mac, performing for the first time in two years, headlines a bill that also includes The Police and the Grateful Dead.
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1972 The Temptations sing, "It was the 3rd of September, that day I'll always remember" in their song "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone."

1970 The Dave Clark Five call it quits after ten years.

1968 Ringo returns to The Beatles after quitting in frustration during the White Album sessions. He finds his drum kit covered in flowers.

1968 Sly & the Family Stone beat out The Chambers Brothers to win Showcase '68, a TV talent show kind of like American Idol but with professional acts.

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