Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10

1898: Waldo Semon (Invented vinyl that made LP’s & 45’s)
1945: Jose Feliciano (Puerto Rican Singer & Guitarist)
1946: Danny Hutton (Vocals in Three Dog Night)
1950: Joe Perry (Lead Guitar for Aerosmith)
1956: Johnny Hickman (Lead Guitar for Cracker)
1957: Siobhan Fahey (Vocals for Bananarama & Shakespear Sister)
1960: David Lowery (Vocals & Guitar for Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker)
1966: Robin Goodridge (Drums for Bush)
1968: Big Daddy Kane (Antonio Hardy) (Rapper)
1980: Mikey Way (Bass for My Chemical Romance)
1984: Cameron Matthew Followill (Lead Guitarist for Kings of Leon)

1962: The BBC bans Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Halloween novelty single "Monster Mash," finding it in poor taste. However, in 1973 the radio giant lifts the ban, sending a re-release of the holiday favorite to #3.

1964: Rod Stewart makes his first recording, a cover of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning, Little School Girl" done with Rod's group the Hoochie Coochie Men. It fails to chart.

1964: The Kinks third single 'You Really Got Me', was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.

1965: Beatles manager Brian Epstein begins negotiating for a cartoon series on ABC-TV bearing the name and likenesses of the group.

1969: As part of their latest exhibition, celebrating the anonymity of "Bagism," John Lennon and Yoko Ono sit onstage for five hours in a white bag at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.

1974: After poor album sales and infighting caused by drug addiction, The New York Dolls break up for the first time.

1977: Bing Crosby invites David Bowie to appear on what would be his last annual Christmas TV special, suggesting they sing a duet. Bowie agrees.

1979: Having waited five years in vein for two #1 American singles in a row, ABBA finally begin their first US tour.

1979: Pattie Smith announced that she was performing her last show in front of 85,000 people in Florence, Italy. She returned to performing a decade later.

1988: Guns N' Roses started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sweet Child O' Mine', the group's first US No.1.

1990: Will Smith made his debut in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

1991: Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was released in the US.

1992: Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash married actress and model Renee Suran.

1992: Howard Stern appeared as Fartman on the MTV Video Music Awards.

1998: Gary Glitter appeared in court on child pornography charges. 

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