September 22 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Joan Jett!

Musicians Born On September 22

1913 Leroy Holmes (50s hitmaker)
1930 Joni James (You Are My Love)
1949 David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
1956 Debbie Boone (You Light Up My Life)
1960 Joan Jett (I Love Rock and Roll)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 22

1962 ‘Best Of Ball Barber and Bilk’ UK LP
1966 Jim Reeves: ‘Distant Drums’ UK 45
1973 Wizzard: ‘Angels Fingers’ UK 45
1979 Gary Numan: ‘Cars’ UK 45
1979 Gary Numan: ‘The Pleasure Principle’ UK LP
1984 John Waite: ‘Missing You’ US 45
1990 Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras : In Concert : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 22

1956 Rock and Roll hits UK chart in a big way as ‘Hound Dog’ by Elvis Presley enters at No. 15 and Bill Haley comes in with ‘Rock Around the Clock’ (20), ‘See You Later Alligator’ (25), and ‘Razzle Dazzle’ (28), joining ‘Rocking’ Through the Rye’ (3) and ‘Saints Rock and Roll’ (11), giving him and his Comet’s five Top 30 singles

1958 Ritchie Valens hits US chart for first time with ‘Come on Let’s Go’

1960 Chubby Checker enters UK chart with ‘The Twist’

1964 Beatles begin work on ‘Beatles For Sale’ LP

1966 Rolling Stones play the Royal Albert Hall, supported by Ike and Tina Turner and The Yardbirds

1973 Isley Brothers’ ‘That Lady’ hits UK chart

1973 Lou Reed headlines Crystal Palace Garden Party

1979 Police enter UK chart with ‘Message in a Bottle’

1980 John Lennon signs to Geffen Records in US

1991 Bryan Adams makes UK chart history by scoring his twelfth consecutive week at No. 1 with ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’

1992 Bruce Springsteen breaks the rules and plays an electric set for MTV’s “Unplugged” show. The show is renamed, “MTV Plugged.”

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