Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22


1951: David Coverdale (Vocals for Whitesnake & Deep Purple)
1953: Richard Fairbrass (Singer for Right Said Fred)
1956: Debby Boone (Singer)
1957: Nick Cave (Singer / Songwriter for The Birthday Party & Solo)
1957: Peter Jones (Bass for Public Image Ltd)
1957: Johnette Napolitano (Singer / Songwriter & Bass for Concrete Blonde)
1958: Joan Jett (Guitar for The Runaways & Solo)
1958: Andrea Bocelli (Opera Singer)
1964: Marq Torien (Lead Vocals & Guitar for Bullet Boys)
1965: Andy Cairns (Guitar & Vocals for Therapy?)
1970: Mystikal (Michael Tyler) (Rapper)
1981: Adam Lazzara (Lead Singer for Taking Back Sunday)


1958: After receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany.

1964: Herman's Hermits were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Carole King & Gerry Goffin song 'I'm Into Something Good', the group's only UK No.1.

1965: San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick and her husband Darby, make their live debut at The Coffee Gallery, North Beach, California.

1969: A new weekly TV show 'The Music Scene' aired on ABC in the US for the first time. Stevie Wonder Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin and Sly and the Family Stone were all booked to appear on the show.

1979: Def Leppard had their first major live review when UK music weekly Melody Maker reviewed a gig the band had played in Wolverhampton. With a 15 year-old drummer the band had just released their debut 3-track single.

1984: Former lead singer of the Babys, John Waite, went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Missing You'.

1985: Willie Nelson sponsors the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois, with Merle Haggard, John Cougar Mellencamp, Roger Miller, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Alabama, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Judy Rodman and Waylon Jennings, among others.

1986: The Smiths signed to EMI Records for $2 million.

1990: Garth Brooks album 'No Fences' entered the US album chart. It went on to become the biggest selling country album of all time and sold over 13m copies in the first five years of release.

1990: Nirvana played their biggest gig to date when they appeared at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. Drummer Dave Grohl who would audition for the band in a few days time was in the audience of 15,000 people.

1991: Bryan Adams made chart history when '(Everything I Do), I Do It For You', had its twelfth consecutive week as the UK No.1 single.

1992: Def Leppard were forced to cancel two US shows after their sound-equipment truck was found abandoned, after one of the bands driver's had attempted to rob a store. The driver was later charged of possessing drugs and criminal damage.

1999: Diana Ross was arrested on Concorde after an incident at Heathrow Airport. The singer claimed that a female security guard had touched her breasts when being frisked; Ross retaliated by rubbing her hands down the security guard.

2007: The Game was given a conditional discharge at Manhattan's Criminal Court after being charged with impersonating a police officer. Police said the star told a cab driver he was an undercover officer, ordering him to run several red lights. The rapper (real name Jayceon Taylor), claimed the cab driver noticed they were being followed and asked who was in the car, He said he told the driver they were the hip-hop police, and the driver decided on his own to run the red lights.

2007: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher become a father for a second time after his partner Sara MacDonald gave birth to a baby boy, Donovan Rory MacDonald Gallagher.

2007: Britney Spears was charged with hit-and-run and driving without a valid license after she was accused of hitting a parked car and driving away from a Los Angeles car park on 6 August. The owner of the car filed an accident report on 9 August at the North Hollywood Community Police Station. The city attorney's office did not know whether Ms Spears' car had been damaged, nor did he know the extent of damage to the other car.

2011: Tony Bennett becomes oldest living artist to have a single in the top 100 at 85 years old with the duet “Body & Soul” with the late Amy Winehouse.

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