Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 18 - Today In Rock Music History

RIP Jimi! Your Spirit Lives On...

Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix Death, Jimi Hendrix September 18 1970

Musicians Born On September 18

1933 Jimmie Rodgers (Kisses Sweeter than Wine)
1939 Frankie Avalon (Why/Venus)
1949 Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
1952 Dee Dee Ramone (Doug Colvin)
1962 Joanne Catherall (Human League)
1966 Ian Spice (Breathe)
1967 Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe)

Deaths On September 18

1970 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix Death, Jimi Hendrix September 18 1970

Number 1 In The Charts On September 18

1961 Bobby Vee: 'Take Good Care of My Baby' US 45
1971 Tams: 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me' UK 45
1971 The Who: 'Who's Next' UK LP
1976 Wild Cherry: 'Play that Funky Music' US 45
1982 John Cougar: 'Jack and Diane' US 45
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP
1994 Garth Brooks : In Pieces : US LP

Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix Death, Jimi Hendrix September 18 1970

Various Music Events On September 18

1968 The Band hit UK chart with 'The Weight'

1969 Tiny Tim announces his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger at the New Jersey State Fair. He said later: 'I was so moved I shed a tear and put it in an envelope that I always keep in my ukelele.'

1971 With a set built around 'Atom Heart Mother', Pink Floyd becomes the first rock band to perform at the Classical Music Festival in Montreux

1973 Wally releases debut album in UK on Atlantic Label, produced by Rick Wakeman and Bob Harris

1976 Brian Wilson inducted into US R&R Hall of Fame

1976 Boston debut on US chart with 'More than a Feeling'

1980 Two-day Hendrix Festival begins at Paradiso Club, Amsterdam. 1,100 people turn up to see old films and videos and performances by Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell

1983 Kiss appear on stage for the first time without their make-up

1997 Five days before they are to begin their "Bridges To Babylon" tour, The Rolling Stones play Chicago's Double Door club in front of 400 people,

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