Monday, September 4, 2017

Today in Music History...September 4, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: September 4th:

2009 The-Dream and Christina Milian elope in Las Vegas; they separate three months later, though the split is not made public until July 2010.

2007 The Bob Dylan "biographical" movie, I'm Not There: Suppositions On A Film Concerning Dylan, premieres at the Venice (Italy) Film Festival.

1986 Gregg Allman is arrested in Belleview, Florida, when a police officer sees his 1985 Trans Am weaving on Route 441. He blows a .27 (legal limit: .10) and is charged with drunken driving and driving with an expired license. Allman is sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to do community service, which he serves by playing a drug-and-alcohol-free graduation party for area high schools. He does his time in January 1987, a month before his aptly titled solo album I'm No Angel is released.

1980 Pop singer Dan Miller (of O-Town) is born in Laconia, New Hampshire.

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on Jerry Lewis' muscular dystrophy telethon.

1971 The last episode of This Is Tom Jones, starring the title singer, airs on ABC-TV.

1970 The Rolling Stones release Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

1969 The Youngbloods walk out of a Tonight Show appearance on NBC because of poor sound quality.

1965 While The Who shop for a guard dog, their van and $10,000 worth of equipment is stolen.

1964 The Animals play America for the first time with a show at New York's Paramount Theatre.

1960 Kim Thayil (lead guitarist for Soundgarden) is born in Seattle, Washington. He would be raised near Chicago in Park Forest, Illinois.

1958 Jerry Butler & the Impressions make their national TV debut on American Bandstand.

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis files for divorce from his second wife (he marries cousin Myra three months later, before it's final.)

1952 Martin Chambers (drummer for The Pretenders) is born in Hereford, England.

1952 Gladys Knight & the Pips form at a birthday party for Gladys' brother Bubba.

1944 Gene Parsons (multi-instrumentalist for The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers) is born in Morongo Valley in California's Mojave Desert.

1942 Merald "Bubba" Knight (of Gladys Knight & the Pips) is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1940 Soul singer Sonny Charles (of Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd.) is born Charles Hemphill in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1892 Composer Darius Milhaud is born in Marseilles, France. Taught jazz pianist Dave Brubeck at Mills College in Oakland, California.

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1968 "Street Fighting Man" by The Rolling Stones is banned in Chicago and some other cities as local officials fear it will incite riots.

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