Monday, September 27, 2010

September 25 - Today In Rock Music History


Musicians Born On September 25

1943 John Locke (Spirit)
1945 Onnie McIntyre (Average White Band)
1955 Steve Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1968 Will Smith (aka The Fresh Prince)

Deaths On September 25

1980 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 25

1965 Barry McGuire: 'Eve of Destruction' US 45
1968 Mary Hopkin: 'Those Were the Days' UK 45
1971 Deep Purple: 'Fireball' UK LP
1993 Jazzy Jeff/Fresh Prince : Boom! Shake The Room! : UK single
1993 Nirvana : In Utero : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 25

1957 Roulette release Frankie Lymon's first solo record 'My Girl', but without the Teenagers he has no more hits

1960 Sam Cooke is No. 2 in pop and R&B with 'Chain Gang' in US

1961 Leroy Van Dyke begins 19-week run at top of US country chart with 'Walk On By'

1973 Stevie Wonder: 'Innervisions' hits US LP chart

1973 'Goat's Head Soup' goes gold for Rolling Stones

1976 Wings play a benefit concert and raise $50,000 for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in Venice's St. Mark's Square

1981 Rolling Stones begin their latest US tour, with a concert at JFK Stadium in new York, one of several on the tour recorded for the 'Let's Spend the Night Together' movie

1990 A street is named Little Richard Boulevard in his hometown of Macon, Georgia

1989 Neil Young performs "Rockin' In The Free World" on "Saturday Night Live."

1989 Aerosmith's "Pump"album enters the chart. Itcontains the hits, "Love In An Elevator," "Janie's Got A Gun" and "What It Takes."

1993 B-52's singer Kate Pierson is arrested while staging a sit-in in the New York offices of Vogue Magazine. She was protesting against the magazine's use of animal fur clothing and ads that featured animal furs

1993 George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on "The Simpsons."

1997 The Rolling Stones release their "Bridges To Babylon" album.

1998 John Fogerty receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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