September 2 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On September 2

1939 Bobby Purify (Robert Lee Dickey)
1940 Jimmy Clayton (Just A Dream)
1943 Rosalind Ashford (Ashford and Simpson)
1946 Billy Preston
1951 Mik Kaminski (ELO)
1956 Fritz McIntyre (Simply Red)
1958 Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs)

Deaths On September 2

1928 Horace Silver (jazz pianist)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 2

1972 Rod Stewart: ‘You Wear It Well’ UK 45
1995 Michael Jackson : You are Not Alone: US single
1995 Boyzone : Said and Done : UK LP
1995 Various : Dangerous Minds : US LP

Various Music Events On September 2

1965 Rolling Stones appear on ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ with Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham, performing a parody of ‘I Got You Babe’
1972 Doobie Brothers debut on UK chart with ‘Listen to the Music’
1977 Rolling Stones LP ‘Love You Live’ LP released
1982 Keith Richards’ home, Redlands, is seriously damaged by fire. Another fire had caused extensive damage nine years earlier
1989 Tears for Fears’ ‘Sowing the Seeds of Love’ hits UK chart
1995 The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame opens in Cleveland with a concert that features, among others, Bruce Springsteen and Chuck Berry.

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