Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Don Felder!

Don Felder, Eagles

Musicians Born On September 21

1934 Leonard Cohen (Suzanne)
1947 Don Felder (Eagles)
1959 Corinne Drewerey (Swing Out Sister)
1967 Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies)
1968 Trugoy (De La Soul)

Deaths On September 21

1987 Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 21

1956 Ann Shelton: 'Lay Down Your Arms' UK 45
1959 Santo & Johnny: 'Sleepwalk' US 45
1961 Shirley Bassey: 'Reach for the Stars' UK 45
1963 Bobby Vinton: 'Blue Velvet' US 45
1968 Jeannie C. Riley: 'Harper Valley PTA' US 45
1973 Rolling Stones: 'Goat's Head Soup' UK LP
1974 Carl Douglas: 'Kung Fu Fighting' UK 45
1974 Barry White: 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love' US 45
1985 Dire Straits: 'Money for Nothing' US 45
1985 Madonna: 'Like a Virgin' UK LP
1991 Color Me Badd : I Adore Me Amore : US single
1991 Dire Straits : On Every Street : UK LP
1996 REM : New Adventures in Hi-Fi : UK LP
1998 Melanie B / Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott : I Want You Back : UK single

Various Music Events On September 21

1963 'Sugar Shack' enters US Hot 100, beginning a fifteen-week stay for Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
1965 Great Society, featuring Grace Slick, makes stage debut at Coffee Gallery in North Beach, California
1966 Jimi Hendrix arrives in London for first time, with manager Chas Chandler
1968 Jimi Hendrix scores his only US Top 20 single as 'All Along the Watchtower' hits US chart
1973 Rolling Stones go straight into UK LP chart at No. 1 with 'Goat's Head Soup'
1976 Bee Gees go gold with their twentieth LP, 'Children of the World'
1980 Elton John signs to Geffen Records in US
1989 The Bangles break up.

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