Friday, September 17, 2010

September 17 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Fee Waybill!

Fee Waybill, The Tubes

Musicians Born On September 17

1923 Hank Williams (Zodiacs)
1926 Bill Black (Smokie)
1937 Phil Cracolici (Mystics)
1940 LaMonte McLemore (the 5th Dimension)
1947 Lol Crème (10CC)
1950 Fee Waybill (Tubes)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 17

1977 Diana Ross: '20 Golden Greats' UK 45
1988 Paul Young: 'No Parlez' UK LP
1994 Whigfield : Saturday Night : UK single
1994 Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti : Three Tenors in Concert 1994 : UK LP
1994 Boyz II Men : II : US LP

Various Music Events On September 17

1931 First 33-1/3 rpm LPs and player launched by RCA Victor at a demonstration held at Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York
1949 Ruth Brown debuts on US R&B chart with 'So Long'
1955 Les Paul's 'Magic Melody Part 2' released in US - shortest single ever, with only two notes!
1966 Johnny Rivers hits US chart with 'Poor Side of Town', a future No. 1
1968 Fifth Dimension awarded gold disc in US for 'Stoned Soul Picnic'
1980 Film 'Divine Madness', starring Bette Midler, premiers in Los Angeles
1980 Supertramp's live version of 'Dreamer' enters Hot 100
1983 Culture Club hit UK chart at No. 3 with 'Karma Chameleon'

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