Sunday, September 5, 2010

September 5 - Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On September 5

1939 John Stewart (Gold)
1943 Joe 'Speedo' Frasier (Impalas)
1945 Al Stewart (Year of the Cat)
1946 Buddy Miles
1946 Loudon Wainwright III (US folk singer/songwriter)
1946 Freddie Mercury (Queen)
1946 Dean Ford (Marmalade)
1949 Clem Clemson (Humble Pie)
1966 Terry Ellis (En Vogue)
1968 Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
1969 Dweezil Zappa

Number 1 In The Charts On September 5

1964 Animals: 'House of the Rising Sun' US 45
1981 Soft Cell: 'Tainted Love' UK 45
1992 Kylie Minogue : Greatest Hits : UK LP
1998 Aerosmith : I Don't Want To Miss A Thing : US single
1998 Boyzone : Where We Belong : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 5

1958 Duane Eddy debuts on UK chart with 'Rebel Rouser'

1964 Jerry Butler and Betty Everett's 'Let it Be Me' enters US Hot 100

1964 'Mercy Mercy' by Don Couay enters US Hot 100

1965 Rolling Stones fly to Los Angeles to record 'Get off My Cloud' and other titles

1971 Five films by John and Yoko Lennon including 'Cold Turkey' and 'Up Your Leg', are screened at the London Art Spectrum at Alexandra Palace

1987 Huey Lewis and the News become only the second group (following Genesis) to score five Top 10 hits with tracks from same LP as 'Doin' it All for My Baby' from 'Fore' moves to No. 10

1988 Tom Waits's 'Big Time' hits UK LP chart

1990 B.B. King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

1991 R.E.M. wins 5 MTV Video Music awards, including video of the year for "Losing My Religion."

1996 The Beatles Anthology video tape set is released

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