Sunday, September 5, 2010

September 4 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Martin Chambers!

Martin Chambers, Pretenders Drummer, Martin Chambers Birthday September 4

Musicians Born On September 4

1942 Merald Knight (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
1945 Gene Parsons (Byrds)
1946 Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1946 Greg Elmore (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1950 Ronald LaPread (The Commodores)
1951 Martin Chambers (Pretenders)
1960 Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 4

1961 Highwaymen: 'Michael' US 45
1965 Beatles: 'Help' US 45
1968 Bee Gees: 'I Gotta Get a Message to You' UK 45
1971 Paul and Linda McCartney: 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' US 45
1976 Abba: 'Dancing Queen' UK 45
1976 Bee Gees: 'You Should be Dancing' US 45
1982 Survivor: 'Eye of the Tiger' UK 45
1982 Steve Miller: 'Abracadabra' US 45

Various Music Events On September 4

1962 Beatles (taking seventeen takes to get it right) record 'Love Me Do' at EMI's Studio 2 in St. John's Wood. George Martin produces with assistance from Ron Richards. Session drummer is Andy White. Asked by George Martin if everything is OK, George Harrison replies: 'No, I don't like your tie!'

1964 Animals make their US performing debut at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre

1964 Joe Cocker releases his first single, Beatle song 'I'll Cry Instead'

1964 Indonesian government bans Beatle-style haircuts

1965 The Who have van stolen after leaving it parked outside Battersea Dogs' Home while they go in to buy a guard dog. They get van back but lose £5,000 worth of equipment

1968 Rolling Stones' current single, 'Street Fighting Man', banned in Chicago and other US cities

1982 Yazoo's 'Upstairs at Eric's' hits UK LP chart

1996 Yusaf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, emerged from seclusion in London to sign copies of his first album in 18 years --not much music, mainly talk

1997 At the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall.Bruce Springsteen joins the Wallflowers on stage Bruce plays and sings with with Jakob Dylan on "One Headlight." Sting also makes an appearance, joining Puff Daddy for "I'll Be Missing You."

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