Tuesday, September 7, 2010

September 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Chrissie Hynde!

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Musicians Born On September 7

1920 Al Caiola (TV themes - Bonanza and Magnificent Seven)
1929 Sonny Rollins (jazz saxophonist)
1934 Little Milton (blues guitarist and singer)
1938 Buddy Holly
1946 Alfa Anderson (Chic)
1949 Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive)
1952 Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
1960 Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians)

Deaths On September 7

1978 Keith Moon (Who)

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Number 1 In The Charts On September 7

1968 Doors: 'Waiting for the Sun' US LP
1985 David Bowie and Mick Jagger: 'Dancing in the Street' UK 45
1985 John Parr: 'St. Elmo's Fire' US 45
1998 All Saints : Bootie Call : UK single

Chrissie Hynde, The Prentenders, Chrissie Hynde Birthday September 7

Various Music Events On September 7

1956 Platters debut on UK chart with 'The Great Pretender'

1963 Bob Dylan debuts on US LP chart with 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'

1968 A world-record time for smashing a piano is set by a six-man Irish team - two minutes, 26 seconds

1972 'Superfly' LP goes gold for Curtis Mayfield

1974 Ohio Players become first act for two and a half years to debut inside Top 50 as 'Skin Tight' hits US Hot 100 at No. 45

Chrissie Hynde, The Prentenders, Chrissie Hynde Birthday September 7

1974 Elton John's 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' goes gold

1976 Paul McCartney declares a Buddy Holly Week, having acquired publishing rights to Holly's songs

1979 John Mackay and Kenny Morris leave Siouxsie and the Banshees

1984 Wham! And Paul Weller play charity show at Royal Albert Hall in aid of striking miners

1996 Tupac Shakur and Marion "Suge" Knight are shot in Las Vegas following a Mike Tyson fight. Tupac died 6 days later.

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