Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 19 - Today In Rock Music History

Brian Epstein

Musicians Born On September 19

1931 Brook Benton (The Boll Weevil Song)
1934 Brian Epstein (Beatles' manager)
1935 Nick Massi (Four Seasons)
1940 Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers)
1940 Paul Williams (Temptations)
1945 Freda Payne (Band of Gold)
1946 John Coglan (Status Quo)
1947 Lol Creme (10cc)
1949 Twiggy (model/actress/singer)
1952 Nile Rodgers (record producer)
1957 Rusty Egan (Rich Kids)

Deaths On September 19

1973 Gram Parsons (Byrds)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 19

1960 Chubby Checker: 'The Twist' US 45
1970 Freda Payne: 'Band of Gold' UK 45
1970 Rolling Stones: 'Get Your Ya Yas Out' UK LP
1971 Diana Ross: 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' US 45
1981 Rolling Stones: 'Tattoo You' US LP
1981 Adam and the Ants: 'Prince Charming' UK 45
1987 Michael Jackson: 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' US 45
1992 Shamen : Ebeneezer Goode : UK single
1998 The Corrs : Talk on Corners : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 19

1956 Tommy Steele discovered playing in the 2 Is coffee bar in Old Compton Street, Soho. His 'Rock with the Cavemen' recorded soon after, established him as one of Britain's first rock-and-rollers

1958 Elvis Presley leaves a Brooklyn naval base on troop ship USS 'Randall' to sail to Germany, where he joins his army unit

1963 Crystals' 'Then He Kissed Me' hits UK chart

1979 First of a five-night series of MUSE concerts (Musicians United for Safe Energy) held at Madison Square Garden: Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen appear

1981 Simon and Garfunkel are reunited for the first time in eleven years on stage in Central Park, New York

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