Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September 14 - Today In Rock Music History

Steve Gaines, Lynyrd Skynrd

Musicians Born On September 14

1947 'Bowser' Bowman (Sha-Na-Na)
1949 Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynrd)
1950 Paul Kossoff (Free)
1959 Morten Harkett (A-Ha)

Deaths On September 14

1981 Furry Lewis (immortalised in Joni Mitchell song 'Furry Sings the Blues')

Number 1 In The Charts On September 14

1974 Mike Oldfield: 'Hergest Ridge' UK LP
1974 Eric Clapton: 'I Shot the Sheriff' US 45
1974 Stevie Wonder: 'Fulfillingness First Finale' US LP
1991 Paula Abdul: 'The Promise of a New Day' US 45
1991 Paul Young : From Time To Time - The Singles Collection : UK LP
1996 Suede : Coming Up : UK LP
1998 Robbie Williams : Millennium : UK single

Various Music Events On September 14

1956 EMI Records release Elvis Presley's double-A-side American smash 'Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel' in UK

1961 Del Shannon's 'Hats Off to Larry' hits UK chart

1963 ABC Television in US continues ban on folk singer Pete Seeger due to his 'leftist' views

1968 The Archies, a TV cartoon family, the brain-child of Monkees creator Don Kirshner, debut on American TV

1968 Pete Townshend gives interview to 'Rolling Stone' magazine and outlines his plans for 'Tommy' rock opera

1976 Jeff Beck's jazz/rock LP 'Wired' goes gold

1976 Bob Dylan's 'Hard Rain' concert film airs on US TV

1985 Huey Lewis and the News' 'Sports' hits UK LP chart

1995 Paul McCartney's hand written lyrics for "Getting Better" sell for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction

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