Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30 - Today In Rock Music History

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Marc Bolan, T-Rex

Musicians Born On September 30

1934 Freddie King (Hideaway)
1935 Johnny Mathis (A Certain Smile)
1942 Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield)
1942 Frankie Lymon (Teenagers)
1942 Gus Dudgeon (producer)
1943 Marilyn McCoo (You Don't Have to Be a Star)
1945 Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
1946 Sylvia Peterson (Chiffons)
1947 Marc Bolan (T. Rex)
1952 John Lombardo (10,000 Maniacs)
1964 Robby Takac ((Goo Goo Dolls)

Deaths On September 30

1955 James Dean (actor and icon)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 30

1957 Jimmie Rodgers: 'Honeycombe' US 45
1965 Ken Dodd: 'Tears' UK 45
1972 David Cassidy: 'How Can I Be Sure' UK 45
1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: 'Summer Nights' UK 45
1978 Exile: 'Kiss You All Over' US 45
1989 Tina Turner: 'Foreign Affair' UK LP
1995 Mariah Carey : Fantasy : US single
1995 Simply Red : Fairground : UK single
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
1996 Deep Blue Something : Breakfast At Tiffany's : UK single

Various Music Events On September 30

1967 The new national BBC pop station, Radio 1, goes on the air

1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock hit US chart with 'Incense and Peppermints' on way to No. 1

1969 'Crosby, Stills and Nash' LP goes gold in US

1972 Family's 'Bandstand' hits UK LP chart

1984 Capital Radio in London launches 'Network Chart'

1987 Whitney Houston's second LP, 'Whitney', awarded platinum disc for sales of 4 million

1987 Grateful Dead win their first platinum disc for 'In the Dark' LP


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September 30 - Today in Beatles History

The Beatles, Beatles 1966


1962 Performance at the Cavern, with Clay Ellis and the Raiders, and the Red River Jazz Men.

1963 Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.15pm. Editing: `Little Child' (of takes 15, 18); `Hold Me Tight' (of takes 26, 29). Recording: `Money (That's What I Want)' (3 unnumbered takes of overdub onto take 7); `I Wanna Be Your Man' (takes 8-13, of overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: `All I've Got To Do' (from take 15); `Don't Bother Me' (from take 15); `Little Child' (from edit of takes 15, 18); `Hold Me Tight' (from edit of takes 26, 29); `Not A Second Time' (from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Editing: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick. Recording of piano for `Money (That's What I Want)' and Hammond organ for `I Wanna Be Your Man'.

1963 A review indicates that the Beatles have the most sold LP (`Please Please Me'), EP (`Twist And Shout') and single (`She Loves You') in Britain (Record Retailer).

1963 Billy J. Kramer Limited, a new producing company, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

1963 Brian writes to Alistair Taylor, from Liverpool, to confirm his date to have lunch.

1964 Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: `Every Little Thing' (takes 5-9). Studio 2. 6.30-10.30pm. Recording: `What You're Doing' (takes 8-12); `No Reply' (takes 1-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Mike Stone. Debut of timpani, on take 9 of `Every Little Thing'.

1967 BBC Third Programme becomes Radio 3.

1967 John, George and the Maharishi appear on the TV `David Frost Show'.

1967 Date of end of 5-year contract of the Beatles and Brian.

1967 Frank Zappa, in an interview for the magazine `Disc And Music Echo', affirms that John was right when he said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.

1968 The Beatles' biography `The Long And Winding Road', is published.

1969 Recording of `Cold Turkey'.

1971 First stereo remix of `Penny Lane'.

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September 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 30, 1965 Donovan made his 1st U.S. TV appearance on the show Shindig.

Donovan, Shindig


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii and Ascension
1989 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
1989 Senegambia separates back into Gambia and Senegal
1989 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
1988 Andrei Gromyko retires
1988 Dave Stieb, loses 2nd consecutive no hitter bid with 2 outs in 9th
1988 IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer
1988 Louise Ritter, U.S., jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
1988 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show
1988 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Herschiser breaks former Dodger Don Drysdale mark by pitching 59 consecutive scoreless innings
1987 Suriname constitution ratified
1986 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 U.S. releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov
1985 Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM in New York
1984 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
1984 Browns set a team record for allowing most sacks (11), Kansas City wins 10-6
1984 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
1984 New York Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
1982 National railroad strike in Belgium
1981 Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to Kansas City 5-2
1981 Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
1980 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1980 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100
1980 Iran rejects a truce call from Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
1978 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati,
1978 Phillies clinch NL East title
1978 Cleveland, Houston, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title
1977 Dutch Antillean government-Evertsz resigns
1977 Ringo releases "Ringo the 4th" album
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1975 5 drown in flash flood of sewer and water tunnel (Niagara Falls New York)
1974 General Francesco da Costa Gomez succeeds General Spinola as President of Portugal
1973 3rd New York City Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
1973 4th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
1973 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open
1973 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1973 New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium losing 8-5, Ralph Houk
1972 Passenger train derails killing 48 (Rust Stasie South Africa)
1972 Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits
1971 Last Washington Senator home game, New York Yankees win career 5th forfeit game Yankees trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
1970 New American Bible published

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
1968 1st Boeing 747 rolls out
1968 AL and NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
1968 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1968 Supremes release "Love Child"
1967 BBC starts their own popular music radio station
1967 Palace of Fine Arts reopens (1st time during 1915 exposition)
1967 U.S.S.R.'s Kosmos 186 and 188 complete 1st automatic docking
1966 Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1966 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1965 Donovan's 1st U.S. TV appearance (Shindig)
1965 Los Angeles Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
1964 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 125 performances
1963 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 16 performances
1963 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
1962 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk
1962 John F. Kennedy routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
1962 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
1962 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
1962 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
1962 New York Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play and beat New York 5-1
1960 Flintstones premieres, 1st prime time animation show
1960 On Howdy Doody's last show Clarabelle finally talks "Goodbye Kids"
1960 West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 French government of Mauroy, resigns due to Algeria
1957 WKYT TV channel 27 in Lexington, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th home run
1956 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
1954 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 483 performances
1954 Nautilus, 1st atomic-powered vessel (sub), commissioned by the Navy
1953 Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)
1953 Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1953 Robert Anderson's "Tea and Sympathy," premieres in New York City
1953 WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMT (now KGAN) TV channel 2 in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA (CBS) begins
1950 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
1950 Radio's "Grand Ole Opry" is broadcasted on TV for 1st time
1950 WSM TV channel 4 in Nashville, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting


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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 29 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Mike Pinera!

Mike Pinera, Blues Image

Musicians Born On September 29

1935 Jerry Lee Lewis (Great Balls of Fire)
1942` Jean-Luc Ponty (French violinist)
1948 Mark Farina (Grand Funk)
1948 Mike Pinera (Blues Image)
1957 Mari Wilson (Just What I've Always Wanted)
1963 Matt and Luke Goss (Bros)
1968 Brad Smith (Blind Melon)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 29

1958 Tommy Edwards: 'It's All in the Game' US 45
1960 Ricky Valence: 'Tell Laura I Love Her' UK 45
1973 Simon Park Orchestra: 'Eye Level' UK 45
1973 Grand Funk: 'We're an American Band' US 45
1979 Police: 'Message in a Bottle' UK 45
1979` Boney M: 'Oceans of Fantasy' UK LP
1984 Prince: 'Let's Go Crazy' US 45
1990 Maria McKee: 'Show Me Heaven' UK single
1990 Nelson : (Cant Live Without Your) Love And Affection : US single

Various Music Events On September 29

1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets release 'Oh Boy/Not Fade Away'

1958 Big Bopper's 'Chantilly Lace' enters US pop charts at No. 27

1960 Sam Cooke's 'Chain Gang' hits UK chart

1960 Johnny Burnette debuts on UK chart with 'Dreamin''

1961 Bob Dylan plays harmonica on Caroline Hester's first LP for Columbia - his first recorded appearance

1963 Rolling Stones begin their first-ever tour of UK (with the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley) at New Victoria, London

1967 Motown releases Gladys Knight's 'I Heard It on the Grapevine'

1975 Jackie Wilson's career ends when he is struck by a massive heart attack while performing in Philadelphia

1976 Boy George expelled from school

1977 James Brown's band walk out on him before the show in Halendale, Flordia, claiming they are underpaid


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September 29 - Today in Beatles History

The Beatles, Fab Four, John Lennon

1961 Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and in the evening at the Village Hall, Knotty Ash in Liverpool.

1964 Studio 2. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: `Every Little Thing' (takes 1-4); `I Don't Want To Spoil The Party' (takes 1-7). Studio 2. 7.00-10.45pm. Recording: `I Don't Want To Spoil The Party' (takes 8-19); `What You're Doing' (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Mike Stone.

1965 `Help!' single, 10th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967 Wembley TV Studios. John and George live appearance on `The Frost Programme'. Studio 2. 7.00pm-5.00am. Mono mixing: `I Am The Walrus' (remixes 6-22, from take 17). Editing: `I Am The Walrus' (of mono remixes 10, 22, called remix mono 23). Recording: `Your Mother Should Know' (tape reduction take 9 into takes 50-52, overdub onto take 52). Mono mixing: `Your Mother Should Know' (remix 20, from take 52). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Graham Kirkby. The BBC live broadcast is included in `I Am The Walrus'. The re-make of `Your Mother Should Know' is ignored, and work returns to the original Chappell version. 7.30pm. Start of broadcast of `The Tragedy Of King Lear', BBC Third Programme.

1971 US single release: `Mrs. Lennon'/`Midsummer New York'.

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September 29 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 29, 1987 "Thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV

Thirtysomething


Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
1988 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
1988 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
1988 U.N. peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
1988 Union Station reopens in Washington D.C.
1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
1987 "thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV
1987 8th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1987 New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
1986 "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA
1986 "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS
1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a home run on 1st major league pitch he sees
1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
1986 U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
1985 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV
1985 "Amazing Stories," by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV
1985 "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
1985 Houston quarterback Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and Revolution peaks at #1
1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
1984 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
1984 Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic
1983 "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
1983 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1983 Airport of Beirut reopens
1983 Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
1982 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18
1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
1979 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
1979 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at New York Film Festival
1979 Los Angeles Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
1979 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland
1978 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
1978 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," by Meco hits #1
1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked
1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini," premieres in Amsterdam
1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
1976 "Alice," debuts on CBS-TV
1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
1976 Boy George expelled from school
1976 San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
1975 "Three For Money," debuts on NBC-TV
1975 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1975 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in U.S., began broadcasting
1974 4th New York City Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
1974 5th New York City Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
1973 Baltimore Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
1973 Insurance industry announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
1972 Japan and People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
1971 "McMillan and Wife," debuts on NBC-TV
1971 Cyclone and tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1971 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
1971 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "NET Festival," last aired

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Letters To Laugh-In," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Love American Style," premieres on ABC-TV
1969 "Name Droppers," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Sale Of Century," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 7-6
1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th home run of season
1969 Steve O'Neal of New York Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
1968 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
1967 Gladys Knight and Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
1967 International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and plays the Straightater
1966 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1966 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
1965 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1965 St. L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleveland (49-13)
1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game and 6 times in one season
1964 Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
1963 "Judy Garland Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "My Favorite Martian," starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, 'Vatican II,' opens in Rome
1963 Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,629th and 3,630th hit
1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1963 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley and Everly Bros)
1963 Stan Musial Day in St. Louis
1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T and MG's peaks at #3
1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 2,715 performances
1962 "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
1962 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
1962 Indians and Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader
1962 John F. Kennedy authorized use of federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi
1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on U.S. Delta rocket)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
1960 "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
1960 "Outlaws," TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 527 performances

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 "Philip Marlowe," debuts on ABC-TV
1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, and take NL pennant
1959 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
1958 "Studio One," TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
1958 "Texan," debuts on CBS-TV
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
1957 "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1957 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
1957 Buddy Holly and Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
1957 New York Giants play and lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
1957 Passenger train and oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
1956 "Oh! Susanna," debuts on CBS-TV
1956 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd home run of season
1955 "Sergeant Preston," debuts on CBS
1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
1955 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge," premieres in New York City
1954 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
1954 "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC
1954 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland and James Mason premieres
1954 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
1954 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
1953 "Buick-Berle Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1953 "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
1953 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
1953 Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
1953 Milton Berle Show premieres
1953 U.S. government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1952 "Lights Out," last airs on NBC-TV
1952 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
1951 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m and 10 mile
1951 S. B. Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
1950 "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1950 New York Yankees clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September 28 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday George Lynch!

George Lynch, Dokken

Musicians Born On September 28

1938 Ben E. King (Stand By Me)
1946 Helen Shapiro (Walking Back to Happiness)
1947 Peter-Hope-Evans (Medicine Head)
1955 George Lynch (Dokken)

Deaths On September 28

1991 Miles Davis (jazz musician)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 28

1968 Mary Hopkins: 'Those Were the Days' UK 45
1968 Beatles: 'Hey Jude' US 45
1968 Rascals: 'Time Peace: Greatest Hits' US Lp
1974 Andy Kim: 'Rock Me Gently' US 45
1974 Bad Company: 'Bad Company' US LP
1985 Kate Bush: 'Hounds of Love' UK LP
1991 Marky Mark/Funky Bunch/Loleatta Holloway : Good Vibrations : US single
1991 Guns'N'Roses : Use Your Illusion II : UK LP
1996 Kula Shaker : K : UK LP
1998 B*witched : Rollercoaster : UK single

Various Music Events On September 28

1955 Coasters (still known as Robbins) enter US R&B charts with 'Smokey Joe's Café'

1958 Teddy Bears release 'To Know Him Is to Love Him' on Dore Records in US

1968 Manager Albert Grossman announces Janis Joplin is to leave Big Brother and the Holding Company

1970 Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' film soundtrack/live album hits UK LP chart

1974 King Crimson disband after five years together

1974 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople, replacing Ariel Bender

1976 A&M sue George Harrison for missing delivery deadline on his 33-1/3 LP. He is ill with hepatitis

1977 David Bowie records Christmas TV special with Bing Crosby and performs 'Little Drummer Boy'

1985 A-Ha debut on UK chart with 'Take on Me'

1991 Garth Brooks becomes the first country artist to debut at No. 1 on 'Billboard' LP chart with 'Ropin' the Wind'

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September 28 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, 1967

1961 Performance at the Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool.

1962 Lunch time: Performance at the Cavern.

1963 `Please Please Me' LP number 1, 21st week (UK Record Retailer chart).

1966 `Yellow Submarine', 8th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Eleanor Rigby', 8th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967 Studio 2. 4.00-5.30pm. Tape copying: `Magical Mystery Tour' (of remix mono 7); `Aerial Tour Instrumental' (working title of `Flying') (of remix mono 4). Recording: `I Am The Walrus' (tape reduction of take 25 as overdub onto take 17). Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Mono mixing: `I Am The Walrus' (remixes 2-5, from take 17). Editing: `I Am The Walrus' (of remix mono 2). Recording: `Aerial Tour Instrumental' (working title of `Flying') (overdub onto take 8, takes 1-5 of overdub onto take 8). Mono mixing: `Aerial Tour Instrumental' (working title of `Flying') (remixes 5, 6, from take 8). Editing: `Aerial Tour Instrumental' (working title of `Flying') (of remix mono 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Copies of `Magical Mystery Tour' and `Flying' for the film producer. Recording of effects for `Flying'. The jazz-like part of the song is deleted.

1968 `Hey Jude' number 1, 1st week, 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1989 Paul's concert in Gothenberg (`Get Back Tour').

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September 28 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 28, 1968 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother and The Holding Company"

Janis Japolin, Big Brother and The Holding Company

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Bronx Museum for Arts opens
1988 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
1988 Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
1987 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV
1987 Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"
1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1986 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yards
1986 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21
1985 "Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4
1985 "Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25
1985 "Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3
1985 "Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87
1984 1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India vs. Australia, New Delhi)
1984 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
1983 STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
1980 "Charlie and Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 17 performances
1980 Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS
1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing
1980 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shaver in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
1978 Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa
1978 Syrians and Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon
1976 A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion
1976 Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act
1976 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 5th New York City Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
1975 6th New York City Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
1975 Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies
1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad and Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0
1974 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47
1974 "I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75
1974 "Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52
1974 "Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31
1974 "Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1
1974 "Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart and peaks at #36
1974 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
1974 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minnesota Twin, 4-0
1974 John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (New York City)
1974 Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople
1973 Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train
1972 David Bowie sells out his 1st show in New York's Carnegie Hall
1972 Japan and Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1971 Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in U.S. Embassy in
1971 New York Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
1971 Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
1970 "Words and Music," debuts on NBC-TV
1970 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
1970 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
1970 Ringo Starr released his "Beaccups of Blues" album

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (52-14)
1969 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
1969 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
1968 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 286 performances
1968 "Hey Jude" by Beatles peaks at #1
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore New York City for 17 performances
1968 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hour
1968 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes
1968 Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother and Holding Co"
1968 Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21,995 miles in 1 hour
1967 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.
1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
1965 Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines)
1965 Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed
1964 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
1964 Suriname governor A Currie resigns
1963 "King Leonardo," cartoon last airs on NBC-TV
1963 "Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15
1963 "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1
1963 "New Phil Silvers Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "Nick Teen and Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95
1963 "Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2
1963 "Shari Lewis Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1963 "Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62
1963 "Tennessee Tuxedo," cartoon debuts on CBS-TV
1963 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yards
1963 Murray The K, a New York DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio
1962 "Brighter Day," last airs on CBS-TV daytime
1962 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "Jan Murray Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 "Tonight Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1962 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
1962 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
1961 "Doctor Kildare," debuts on NBC-TV
1961 "Hazel," starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV
1961 "Purlie Victorious," a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
1961 Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
1961 Ted Williams hits a home run on his last at bat
1961 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
1961 Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
1960 "Millionaire," last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own," by Connie Francis hits #1
1960 "Queen For A Day," moves to ABC-TV
1960 "Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater
1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Hennesey," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story," premieres in Berlin
1959 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth
1958 France adopts constitution
1958 Guinea votes for independence from France
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's
1957 "Dollar A Second," last airs on NBC-TV
1957 "Gisele MacKenzie Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1957 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
1957 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels
1956 "Johnny Carson Show," TV Variety; last airs on CBS-TV
1956 RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records
1955 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (New York Yankees beat Dodgers)
1955 WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, North Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 "Bob and Ray Show," TV Variety; last air on NBC
1953 "Juvenile Jury," TV Childrens, last airs on NBC, moved to CBS
1953 "Racket Squad," TV Crime Drama, last airs on CBS
1953 Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954
1953 KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yankees clinch pennant #18
1951 Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton
1951 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
1950 Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN

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Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Randy Bachman


Musicians Born On September 27

1941 Don Nix (I'm Going Down)
1942 Alvin Stardust (Bernard Jewry)
1943 Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
1947 MeatLoaf (Marvin Lee Aday)
1953 Greg Ham (Men at Work)
1953 Robbie Shakespeare (reggae musician and producer)
1959 Shaun Cassidy (Da Doo Ron Ron)
1970 Mark Calderon (Color Me Badd)

Deaths On September 27

1972 Rory Storm (Rory Storm and the Hurricanes)
1979 Jimmy McCullough (Wings)


Number 1 In The Charts On September 27

1975 John Denver: 'I'm Sorry' US 45
1980 Police: 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' UK 45
1980 David Bowie: 'Scary Monsters' UK LP
1986 5 Star: 'Silk and Steel' UK LP
1986 Lionel Richie: 'Dancing on the Ceiling' US LP
1997 Ocean Colour Scene : Marchin Already : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 27

1957 Crickets debut on UK chart with 'That'll Be the Day'

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis debuts on UK chart with 'Whole Lotta Shakin''

1962 Martha and the Vandellas release first single, 'I'll Have To Let Him Go'

1963 Parlophone release 'Love of the Loved', the first single by Cilla Black

1967 Hollies enter UK chart with 'King Midas in Reverse'

1971 Black Sabbath go gold with 'Masters of Reality' LP

1975 Bob Marley debuts on UK chart with 'No Woman No Cry'

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September 27 - Today in Beatles History

George Harrison


1961 Performance at noontime and in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963 UK single release: `Love Of The Loved', first record by Cilla Black.

1963 It is reported that Brian plans to move NEMS Enterprises from Liverpool to London, early in 1964.

1964 Brian and Ringo are among the panel of judges at `Beat Time For Oxfan', a pop talent contest with charity purposes, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

1966 Brian enters the Priory Hospital in Putney, for a complete rest and medical checks.

1967 Studio 1. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: `I Am The Walrus' (tape reduction take 17 into takes 18-24, with overdub onto takes 18-24). Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: `I Am The Walrus' (tape reduction take 20 into take 25, overdub onto take 25); `The Fool On The Hill' (overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: `The Fool On The Hill' (remix 2, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of strings and choir for `I Am The Walrus'.

1972 Rory Storm and his mother commit suicide at their house.

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September 27 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On September 27, 1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater.

Elton John

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco wins NL West title
1989 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
1988 Lab tests reportedly show Shroud of Turin not Christ's burial cloth
1988 Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
1987 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 15-13 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Ohio
1987 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1987 NFL players' strike
1987 Phil Niekro final appearance and is pounded for 5 runs in 3 innings
1986 Senate joins House of Representatives voting for sweeping tax reforms
1985 8 killed as roof collapses in Brussel's supermarket
1985 Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast
1983 South Africa worker's union leader Curnick Ndlovu freed after 19 years
1983 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 and drive in 70 runs
1982 Cards clinching NL East title
1982 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
1982 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
1982 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
1981 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Congress' final approval to create Department of Education
1979 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses at the Hollywood Universal Amphitheater
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1977 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
1975 Government De Uyl recalls Dutch ambassador from Spain
1974 Austr National Gallery buys W de Kooning's "Woman V" for $850,000
1973 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
1973 Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1972 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1970 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1968 "Hair" opens in London
1968 Cardinal's super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year
1968 France refuses U.K. entry into common market
1967 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 Despite 3 home runs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
1964 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
1964 Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1963 At 10:59 AM census clock, records U.S. population at 190,000,000
1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
1962 U.S. sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
1961 Sandy Koufax sets NL strikeout season record at 269
1961 Sierre Leone becomes 100th member of U.N.
1960 Europe's 1st "moving pavement," (travelator), opens at Bank station

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open
1959 Braves and Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
1959 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his U.S. visit
1957 Giants rent Seals Stadium until Candlestick is built
1954 School integration begins in Washington D.C. and Baltimore Md public schools
1954 Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" premieres
1953 Bert Bechichar, Baltimore Colts, kicks a 56-yard field goal
1953 KCMO (now KCTV) TV channel 5 in Kansas City, Missouri (CBS) begins
1953 KNOE TV channel 8 in Monroe-West Monroe, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KOLO TV channel 8 in Reno, NV (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 KQTV TV channel 2 in Saint Joseph, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 St. Louis Browns play last game in Sportsman's Park, losing 100th game
1953 Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan
1953 WHBQ TV channel 13 in Memphis, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WMAZ TV channel 13 in Macon, Georgia (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WTOK TV channel 11 in Meridian, MS (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Persian troops occupies oil refinery at Abadan
1950 Dr. Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in New York City for heavyweight boxing title

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bryan Ferry!

BryanFerry, Roxy Music

Musicians Born On September 26

1889 George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue)
1925 Marty Robbins (El Paso)
1945 Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music)
1948 Olivia Newton-John (You're the One That I want)
1954 Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship)
1954 Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos)
1962 Tracey Thorn (Everything but the Girl)
1965 Cindy Herron (En Vogue)
1972 Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men)

Deaths On September 26

1937 Bessie Smith (blues great)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 26

1958 Connie Francis: 'Stupid Cupid' UK 45
1960 Connie Francis: 'My Heart Has a Mind of its Own' US 45
1964 Roy Orbison: 'Oh Pretty Woman' US 45
1981 Genesis: 'Abacab' UK LP
1992 Belinda Carlisle : The Best of Belinda, Volume I : UK LP
1998 Manic Street Preachers : This Is My Truth-Tell Me Yours : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 26

1887 First gramophone or disc player patented by Emile Berliner, a German immigrant living in Washington DC

1956 Fats Domino enters pop chart in US with 'Blueberry Hill', eventually reaching No. 4

1956 'Elvis Presley Day' in the King's home town of Tupelo, Mississippi

1969 Beatles release 'Abbey Road' LP

1980 Status Quo fan Glen Burton pays a fee of £20 to officially change his name to Francis Rossi

1981 Al Jarreau debuts on UK chart with 'We're in this Love Together'

1987 Michael Jackson's 'Bad' makes him only the fifth act to debut at No. 1 in US LP chart

1987 Whitney Houston scores her fifth consecutive No. 1 single in US with 'Didn't We Almost Have it All'

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September 26 - Today in Beatles History

the beatles, fab four


1959 The Quarry Men perform at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1962 Noon: Performance at the Cavern. Evening: Performance at the Cavern, with The Spiderman and The Dominoes.

1964 `A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

1967 Studio 2. 7.00pm-4.15am. Recording: `The Fool On The Hill' (tape reduction take 4 into take 5, overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6, overdub onto take 6). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1968 Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-1.30am. Mono mixing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun' (remixes 3-12, from take 65); `What's The New Mary Jane' (remixes 1, 2, from take 4); `Glass Onion' (remixes 1, 2, from take 33); `I Will' (remixes 1, 2, from take 68). Recording: `Glass Onion' (one unnumbered take of sound effects). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Recording of sound effects, never used, for `Glass Onion'.

1969 UK LP release: `Abbey Road'.
Abbey Road (UK album)

1970 Abbey Road. Start of recordings for `John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band' LP.

1973 Paul, Linda and Denny Lane fly from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Gatwick Airport, London. Flight No. BR364.

1974 US LP release: `Walls And Bridges'.

1989 Paul's concert at the Drammenshallen, Oslo, Norway. Start of `Get Back' tour.

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September 26 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Last Vietnamese soldier leaves Cambodia
1989 MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
1989 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet and U.S. chemical weapons
1988 Canada's Ben Johnson stripped of his 100-m gold failing drug test
1988 New York City's Rockefeller Center declared a national landmark
1988 Polish Communist Party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
1988 U.S. space shuttle STS-26 launched
1987 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
1986 RUN-DMC is 1st rap group to hit top 10 (Raisin' Hell)
1986 William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court
1986 Bobby (Patrick Duffy) returns to Dallas, his death is attributed to his wife Pam's bad dream (erases all of last season)
1985 Tunisia drops diplomatic relations with Libya
1984 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
1984 Berlin appeals court clears Paul McCartney in a paternity suit
1984 Britain and China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1984 Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University
1984 Phila's Juan Samuel sets record for steals by a rookie with his 72nd
1984 President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa
1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks New York Giant record 56 yard field goal
1983 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race (1st non-U.S. winner)
1983 Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from exploding Soyuz T-10
1983 Lebanon premier Chafiq Wazzan offers to resigns
1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1983 St. Louis Card Bob Forsch 2nd no-hitter beats Montreal Expos, 3-0
1982 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 5 performances
1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1981 Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0
1981 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed
1980 Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor ending "freedom flotilla"
1980 Soyuz 38 returns to Earth

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 RR clerks go on strike, halting more than 2/3s of rail service
1978 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
1977 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
1977 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate "Skytrain" service, London to NY
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Denver's Rick Upchurch returns 2 punts for TDs against Cleveland
1976 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf
1976 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
1975 Phillies and New York Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Concorde flies from Washington D.C. to Paris in 3h 33m
1973 Turkey's state of siege ends (after 2 years)
1973 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors
1972 American Museum of Immigration dedicated
1972 Norway rejects membership in European Common Market
1971 Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season
1971 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1971 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
1969 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1969 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1968 1st broadcast of "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS-TV
1968 Marcelo Caetano elected premier of Portugal
1968 St. Louis Cardinals' Bob Gibson's 13th shutout, ends with 1.12 ERA
1968 Theatre censorship ends in Britain
1967 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert, premieres in Moscow
1966 "Staten Island," 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco bay
1965 11th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1965 Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
1965 Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire
1964 Braves (25) and Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
1963 1st edition of New York City Review of Books
1962 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
1962 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
1962 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
1961 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 87 performances
1961 Roger Maris hits home run number 60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
1960 1st of 4 TV debates Nixon and Kennedy took place (Chicago)
1960 Fidel Castro gives a very long speech at the United Nations, 4 hours, 29 minutes
1960 Ted Williams last at bat is his 521st home run off Jack Fisher

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Japan hit by typhoon Vera; about 5,000 die
1959 Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
1959 San Francisco Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1958 Columbia (U.S.) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America's Cup
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "West Side Story" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 734 performances
1957 Bernstein and Sondheim's musical "West Side Story," premieres in New York City
1957 Dag Hammarskjold re-elected Secretary-General of UN
1957 Musical "West Side Story," opens on Broadway
1957 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1955 NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929
1954 Japanese ferry boat Toya Maru sinks in Strait of Tsugaru, 1172 die
1954 KODE TV channel 12 in Joplin, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 KUTV TV channel 2 in Salt Lake City, UT (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA Ardmore Golf Open
1954 Typhoon hits Japan - 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1954 WANE TV channel 15 in Fort Wayne, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 A's defeats Yankees 8-6 in last game franchise will play in Philadelphia
1954 Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd and Mickey Mantle plays shortstop
1953 Billy Hunter is last St. Louis Browns player to homer in a game
1953 KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, California (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski
1953 U.S. and Spain sign defense treaty (4 U.S. bases in Spain)
1952 Yankees clinch 4th straight and 19th AL pennant, beating A's 5-2
1951 Professor Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
1950 Australia wins Davis Cup tennis tournament
1950 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1950 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year
1950 U.N. troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul


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September 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Steve-Severin-Siouxsie-and-the-Banshees


Musicians Born On September 25

1943 John Locke (Spirit)
1945 Onnie McIntyre (Average White Band)
1955 Steve Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1968 Will Smith (aka The Fresh Prince)

Deaths On September 25

1980 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 25

1965 Barry McGuire: 'Eve of Destruction' US 45
1968 Mary Hopkin: 'Those Were the Days' UK 45
1971 Deep Purple: 'Fireball' UK LP
1993 Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince : Boom! Shake The Room! : UK single
1993 Nirvana : In Utero : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 25

1957 Roulette release Frankie Lymon's first solo record 'My Girl', but without the Teenagers he has no more hits

1960 Sam Cooke is No. 2 in pop and R&B with 'Chain Gang' in US

1961 Leroy Van Dyke begins 19-week run at top of US country chart with 'Walk On By'

1973 Stevie Wonder: 'Innervisions' hits US LP chart

1973 'Goat's Head Soup' goes gold for Rolling Stones

1976 Wings play a benefit concert and raise $50,000 for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in Venice's St. Mark's Square

1981 Rolling Stones begin their latest US tour, with a concert at JFK Stadium in new York, one of several on the tour recorded for the 'Let's Spend the Night Together' movie

1990 A street is named Little Richard Boulevard in his hometown of Macon, Georgia

1989 Neil Young performs "Rockin' In The Free World" on "Saturday Night Live."

1989 Aerosmith's "Pump"album enters the chart. Itcontains the hits, "Love In An Elevator," "Janie's Got A Gun" and "What It Takes."

1993 B-52's singer Kate Pierson is arrested while staging a sit-in in the New York offices of Vogue Magazine. She was protesting against the magazine's use of animal fur clothing and ads that featured animal furs

1993 George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on "The Simpsons."

1997 The Rolling Stones release their "Bridges To Babylon" album.

1998 John Fogerty receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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September 25 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Fab Four


1961 Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963 `She Loves You' number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 27th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964 UK single release: `Gotta Get A Hold On Myself', first record of Michael Haslam.

1964 Brian reveals that while in the USA, a syndicate of businessmen offered him 3.5 million pounds for his interests in the Beatles. He rejected the offer.

1965 Start of US screenings of `The Beatles' cartoon series.

1967 Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Recording: `The Fool On The Hill' (takes 1-3, tape reduction take 3 into take 4, overdub onto take 4). Mono mixing: `The Fool On The Hill' (remix 1, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. First proper recording of `The Fool On The Hill'.

1968 Studio 2. 7.30pm-5.00am. Editing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (of takes 53, 65, called take 65). Recording: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (overdub onto take 65). Studio 2. 5.00-6.15am. Mono mixing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (remixes 1, 2, from take 65). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Recording of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun' vocals.

1969 ATV obtains the 54% of the shares of Northern Songs Ltd, becoming its main shareholder.

1969 EMI. John records `Cold Turkey'. Remix of tapes of POB Toronto performance. First Beatle returning to Abbey Road.

1969 A tape of the Beatles playing `The Ballad Of John And Yoko' is shown on the programme `Music Scene'. [22 September?]

1969 Press reception for the release of a White Trash cover of `Golden Slumbers'. John and Yoko appear. London Pavilion. Premiere of John Schlesinger's `Midnight Cowboy'. Paul and Linda attend.

1995 US `Forbes' magazine cover: `Guess Who's Back'.

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September 25 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
1989 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time," premieres in London
1989 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits and 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1988 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter and Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Majo r General Sitiveni Rabuka
1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits San Francisco Giants, 2-0
1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1985 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
1984 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City for 24 performances
1984 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
1984 Egypt and Jordan regain diplomatic relations
1984 New York Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit home runs as a teen and in 40s
1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long
1983 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1982 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Illinois 31-6
1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th U.S. tour at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 1568 performances
1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1978 PSA Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1976 "Porgy and Bess" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 122 performances
1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
1973 Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Norway votes to join common market
1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1970 Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 220 performances
1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in U.S.
1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 Weatherly (U.S.) beats Gretel (Australia) in 19th running of America's Cup
1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
1960 New York Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) and David Brown (43) wed
1957 300 U.S. Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)
1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
1956 Transatlantic telephone cable (Newfoundland-Oban) is used
1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1954 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game

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Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jerry Donahue!

Jerry Donahue, Fairport Convention

Musicians Born On September 24

1931 Anthony Newley (Do You Mind)
1941 Linda McCartney (Wings)
1942 Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1946 Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention)
1971 Marty Cintron (No Mercy)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 24

1964 Herman's Hermits: 'I'm Into Something Good' UK 45
1966 Association: 'Cherish' US 45
1983 Culture Club: 'Karma Chameleon' UK 45
1983 UB40: 'Labour of Love' UK LP
1983 Billy Joel: 'Tell Her About It' US 45
1988 Hollies: 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' UK 45
1988 Guns N'Roses: 'Appetite for Destruction' US LP
1994 Eric Clapton : From The Cradle : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 24

1957 Film of the Alan Freed story, 'Mr. Rock and Roll', opens at the Paramount, New York

1960 Class jazz album 'Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster' hits UK LP chart

1964 Drifters' 'Under the Boardwalk' hits UK chart

1977 2,500 people attend first Elvis convention held in Cincinnatti. Presley singles sell for as much as $300.

1980 'Son of Stiff' tour, featuring Ten Pole Tudor and Any Trouble opens in London

1982 Theatre of Hate splits up. Kirk Brandon forms Spear of Destiny

1988 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' returns the Hollies to the top of UK chart after a gap of 25 years 65 days - the longest gap between No. 1 hits

1988 Tanita Tikaram's 'Ancient Heart' hits UK LP chart

1988 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin becomes first 'a cappella' record to top US chart

1988 Cheap Trick becomes first act to hit Top 10 with a cover of an Elvis Presley song as 'Don't Be Cruel' moves to No. 10 in US

1993 Former Guns N'Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million dollar settlement with his former band mates, who threw him out of the band because he couldn't kick his heroin habit.


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