Friday, September 24, 2010

September 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jerry Donahue!

Jerry Donahue, Fairport Convention

Musicians Born On September 24

1931 Anthony Newley (Do You Mind)
1941 Linda McCartney (Wings)
1942 Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1946 Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention)
1971 Marty Cintron (No Mercy)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 24

1964 Herman's Hermits: 'I'm Into Something Good' UK 45
1966 Association: 'Cherish' US 45
1983 Culture Club: 'Karma Chameleon' UK 45
1983 UB40: 'Labour of Love' UK LP
1983 Billy Joel: 'Tell Her About It' US 45
1988 Hollies: 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' UK 45
1988 Guns N'Roses: 'Appetite for Destruction' US LP
1994 Eric Clapton : From The Cradle : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 24

1957 Film of the Alan Freed story, 'Mr. Rock and Roll', opens at the Paramount, New York

1960 Class jazz album 'Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster' hits UK LP chart

1964 Drifters' 'Under the Boardwalk' hits UK chart

1977 2,500 people attend first Elvis convention held in Cincinnatti. Presley singles sell for as much as $300.

1980 'Son of Stiff' tour, featuring Ten Pole Tudor and Any Trouble opens in London

1982 Theatre of Hate splits up. Kirk Brandon forms Spear of Destiny

1988 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' returns the Hollies to the top of UK chart after a gap of 25 years 65 days - the longest gap between No. 1 hits

1988 Tanita Tikaram's 'Ancient Heart' hits UK LP chart

1988 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin becomes first 'a cappella' record to top US chart

1988 Cheap Trick becomes first act to hit Top 10 with a cover of an Elvis Presley song as 'Don't Be Cruel' moves to No. 10 in US

1993 Former Guns N'Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million dollar settlement with his former band mates, who threw him out of the band because he couldn't kick his heroin habit.

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