Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6


1925: Jimmy Reed (Blues Singer & Guitarist)
1939: David Allan Coe (Country Singer / Songwriter)
1943: Roger Waters (Bass & Vocals for Pink Floyd)
1947: Sylvester (Sylvester James) (Disco & Dance Music Singer)
1954: Patrick O'Hearn (Bassist for Missing Persons & Solo)
1958: Buster Bloodvessel (Singer for Bad Manners)
1958: Jeff Foxworthy (Comedian)
1960: Perry Bamonte (Keyboards & Lead Guitar for The Cure)
1961: Paul Waaktaam-Savoy (Guitar for A-Ha)
1961: Scott Travis (Drummer for Judas Priest & Racer X)
1963: Mark Chesnutt (Country Singer)
1967: William DuVall (current Singer for Alice In Chains)
1968: Paddy Boom (Patrick Seacor) (Drums for Scissor Sisters)
1969: Ce Ce Peniston (Singer)
1971: Dolores O’Riordan (Singer for The Cranberries)
1974: Nina Persson (Vocals for The Cardigans)
1976: N.O.R.E. (Victor Santiago, Jr.) (Rapper)
1978: Foxy Brown (Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand) (Rapper)


1955: So many Elvis Presley fans crowd into the high school gym in Bono, AR, that the floor collapses under their weight. Fortunately, there are no injuries.
1968: Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo and became the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording and George recorded his lead vocal.

1969: James Brown announced he would retire from live performances in July the following year saying 'I'm tired man'.

1970: Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died on 18th Sept 1970 after choking on his own vomit.

1975: Glen Campbell started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', his first No.1 after 13 Top 40 hits.

1988: 2,000 items of Elton John’s personal memorabilia including his boa feathers, 'Pinball Wizard' boots and hundreds of pairs of spectacles were auctioned at Sotheby’s in London.

1989: The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their upcoming concert.

1990: Tom Fogerty guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival, died aged 49 due to complications from AIDS acquired during a blood transfusion.

1997: Elton John recorded a new version of 'Candle In The Wind' after performing the song live at Diana Princess of Wales funeral. A record 31.5 million across the UK watched Elton play the special tribute to Diana. The track went on to become the biggest selling single of all-time in the UK.

2001: Earth, Wind and Fire announced that Viagra would sponsor their forthcoming 30th anniversary American tour.

2004: Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay was banned for six months and fined $1500 after being clocked driving at more than 100mph. His lawyers had argued at Perth Sheriff Court that he needed his license so he could have "respite" from his busy professional life. But Sheriff Robert McCreadie said his conduct was "entirely unacceptable". Jay Kay admitted driving a four-wheel-drive vehicle at 105mph on the A9 in Perthshire in February while overtaking.

2006: Victor Willis, who performed as the policeman in The Village People was given three years probation for drugs offences after pleading no contest to the charges, dating from March 2006. Willis co-wrote some of the group's biggest hits - including ‘YMCA’ and ‘In The Navy.’

2008: US rock band Great White whose pyrotechnics sparked a fire that killed 100 people, agreed to pay $1m to survivors and victims' relatives. The blaze began at The Station nightclub in the US state of Rhode Island in 2003 when the band's tour manager shot off pyrotechnics at the start of the concert. More than 200 people were also injured in the blaze. One band member, guitarist Ty Longley, was killed in the fire. Tour manager Daniel Biechele pleaded guilty in 2006 to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter and was given parole in March after serving less than half of his four-year prison sentence.

2010: Jane's Addiction announced that it had parted ways with bassist Duff McKagan. McKagan had only been working with the band for five months. 

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