Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2

1925: Hugo Montenegro (Orchestra Leader & Composer)
1939: Sam Gooden (Singer in The Impressions)
1943: Joe Simon (R&B Singer)
1943: Rosalind Ashford (Singer in Martha and the Vandellas)
1946: Billy Preston (Singer & Keyboard player)
1951: Mik Kaminski (Violin for Electric Light Orchestra)
1953: John Zorn (Avant-Garde Musician)
1957: Steve Porcaro (Keyboards for Toto)
1958: Jerry Augustyniak (Drummer for 10,000 Maniacs )
1964: Randy Bennett (DJ)
1969: Cedric Hailey (K-Ci) (Vocals for Jodeci & K-Ci & Jojo)
1977: Sam Rivers (Bass for Limp Bizkit)
1987: Spencer Smith (Drummer for Panic at the Disco)

1931: CBS radio makes Bing Crosby a star overnight when it debuts his new show, accurately titled 15 Minutes With Bing Crosby.

1963: The Angels become the first white all-female group to have a No.1 record. The song was "My Boyfriend's Back."

1964: The Beatles are shocked to find their audience of 13,000 at Philadelphia's Convention Hall is completely white, management's response to the race riots the city had suffered days earlier.

1965: The Doors recorded their first demo’s at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs.

1970: An unknown art-rock band named Genesis runs an ad in Britain's Melody Maker magazine looking for a drummer, an audition 19-year-old Phil Collins will pass by mentioning that he played percussion on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass.

1971: The Rolling Stones sue former manager Andrew Loog Oldham for back royalties; on the same day, the Grateful Dead have their former manager, Lenny Hart, arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the group's coffers.

1975: Sixty people are arrested when over 500 attempt to crash the Great American Music Fair in Syracuse, NY, in order to see Jefferson Starship and the Doobie Brothers for free.

1978: Teddy Pendergrass promotes his latest album, Life Is A Song Worth Singing, by staging a "Ladies Only" concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The crowd, which is indeed restricted to females, receives white chocolate lollipops shaped like teddy bears; the gimmick is so successful Pendergrass repeats it often during his solo career.

1978: George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.

1982: Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down.

1989: Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on the condition that he immediately went into detox, the case was later dropped when the couple decide to reconcile.

1989: Ric Ocasek of the Cars married Paulina Porizkova.

1995: Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with a song written by R. Kelly 'You Are Not Alone'. It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at No.1.

2006: Lead singer of the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was sentenced to three years in a US prison for multiple counts of tax fraud. The 64-year-old, was also ordered to pay more than $3.1m to the US tax service for "pathological" evasion. The court heard he cashed royalty checks belonging to his brother O'Kelly, who died in 1996 and also spent millions of dollars made from undeclared performances on a yacht and two homes.

2010: Brooks & Dunn play their final concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena with proceeds earmarked for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Reba McEntire guests on "Cowgirls Don't Cry." Their last song: "Brand New Man".

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