Thursday, September 16, 2010

September 16 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday BB King!

BB King

Musicians Born On September 16

1925 B.B. King (US blues singer/guitarist)
1944 Bernie Calvert (Hollies)
1944 Betty Kelly (Martha and the Vandellas)
1948 Kenny Jones (Faces/The Who)
1963 Richard Marx

Deaths On September 16

1977 Marc Bolan (T. Rex)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 16

1972 Three Dog Night: 'Black and White' US 45
1972 Rod Stewart: 'Never a Dull Moment' UK 45
1978 Boston: 'Don't Look Back' US LP
1989 'Aspects of Love' soundtrack UK LP
1995 Levellers : Zeitgest : UK LP
1996 Fugees : Ready Or Not : UK single

Various Music Events On September 16

1957 Sam Cooke releases 'You Send Me' in US. His first hit, it goes on to top chart

1960 Shadows begin their first headlining UK tour without Cliff Richard

1963 'She Loves You/I'll Get You' released in US for the first time on Swan Label

1972 T. Rex's 'Children of the Revolution' hits UK chart

1974 US TV show 'Shindig' appears for the first time

1974 Bob Dylan begins sessions for 'Blood on the Tracks'

1977 Rolling Stones release 'Love You Live' LP

1978 Grateful Dead become first western rock band to headline a concert in Cairo when they play their famous 'Pyramids' concert

1979 First rap single, 'Rappers Delight' by Sugar Hill Gang, released in US

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