Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Tommy Shaw!

Tommy Shaw, Styx, Styx Guitarist, Tommy Shaw Birthday September 11

Musicians Born On September 11

1940 Bernie Dwyer (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1944 Phil May (Pretty Things)
1945 Leo Kottke (US folk guitarist)
1953 Tommy Shaw (Styx)
1957 John Moss (Culture Club)
1958 Mick Talbot (Style Council)
1959 Rory Lyons (King Kurt)
1967 Harry Connick, Jr.

Deaths On September 11

1987 Peter Tosh (Wailers)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 11

1959 Craig Douglas: 'Only Sixteen' UK 45
1968 Beatles: 'Hey Jude' UK 45
1971 Donny Osmond: 'Go Away Little Girl' US 45
1976 KC and the Sunshine Band: 'Shake Your Booty' US 45
1982 Chicago: 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' US 45
1982 John 'Cougar' Mellencamp: 'American Fool' US LP
1993 Mariah Carey : Dreamlover : US single
1993 Mariah Carey : Music Box : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 11

1948 Sonny Til and Orioles debut on US R&B chart with 'It's Too Soon to Know'

1954 A survey by US ballroom operators reports a 50 per cent loss of business to 'record hops' in last twelve months

1959 Buddy Holly enters UK chart with 'Peggy Sue Got Married'

1967 Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' coach begins travelling UK for the making of TV film

1969 The first-ever bootleg LP - 'Great White Wonder' - appears in record shops; it is a two-album compilation of never previously released Bob Dylan songs

1970 James Taylor debuts on US chart with 'Fire and Rain', to reach No. 3

1971 Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge over Troubled Water' hits UK chart

1982 John 'Cougar' Mellencamp has No. 1 LP (American Fool) and two Top 10 US singles (Hurts So Good and Jack and Diane)

1990 George Michael's second solo album, "Listen Without Prejudice" is released.

1993 "Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration" album enters the chart.Among others it features Chrissie Hynde, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young.

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