September 3 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Steve Jones!

Musicians Born On September 3

1915 Memphis Slim (US blues performer)
1942 Al Jardine (Beach Boys)
1944 Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers)
1945 Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
1945 George Biondo (Steppenwolf)
1947 Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
1948 Don Brewer (Grand Funk)
1955 Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols)
1963 Jonathan Segal (Camper Van Beethoven)

Deaths On September 3

1967 Woody Guthrie (This Land Is Your Land)
1970 Al ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson (Canned Heat)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 3

1955 Mitch Miller: ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ US 45
1966 Donovan: ‘Sunshine Superman’ US 45
1977 Elvis Presley: ‘Way Down’ UK 45
1983 UB40: ‘Red Red Wine’ UK 45
1983 Eurythmics: ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ US 45
1994 Wet Wet Wet : End of Part One (Their Greatest Hits) : UK LP

Various Music Events On September 3

1964 Supremes debut on UK chart with ‘Where Did Our Love Go’

1966 Hollies debut on US chart with ‘Bus Stop’

1982 Police, Cars, B52s and Tom Petty are among the acts featured at three-day US music festival at San Bernadino in California. 400,000 people attend

1983 ZZ Top debut on UK chart with ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’

1988 Robert Cray’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ hits UK chart

1988 Mica Paris hits UK chart with ‘So Good’

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