September 9 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Dave Stewart!

Musicians Born On September 9

1941 Otis Redding (Dock of the Bay)
1942 Inez Foxx (Mockingbird)
1942 Luther Simmons Jr (Main Ingredient)
1946 Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly)
1952 Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
1966 Greg Kane (Hue and Cry)

Deaths On September 9

1996 Bill Monroe (Bluegrass legend)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 9

1957 Paul Anka: ‘Diana’ US 45
1965 Rolling Stones: ‘Satisfaction’ UK 45
1972 Slade: ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ UK 45
1976 ‘Fleetwood Mac’: Fleetwood Mac US LP
1978 Boney M: ‘Flight to Venus’ UK LP
1978 Taste of Honey: ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ US 45
1989 Black Box: ‘Ride on Time’ UK 45
1995 Coolio/LV : Gangsta’s Paradise : US single
1995 Michael Jackson : You Are Not Alone : UK single
1995 Charlatans : Charlatans : UK LP
1996 Peter Andre : Flava : UK single

Various Music Events On September 9

1954 Alan Freed begins work on WINS in New York

1956 Goons hit UK chart at No. 9 with ‘Ying Tong Song’

1956 Elvis Presley makes his first appearance (of eight) on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, performing ‘Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, Love Me Tender’ and ‘Ready Teddy’

1967 Sam and Dave hit US chart with first Top 30 single ‘Soul Man’

1970 Elvis Presley begins his first US tour in twelve years in Phoenix, Arizona. The tour lasts for five days

1971 John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ released in US

1972 Bob Harris begins the presentation of BBC 2 TV show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’

1972 Seals Crofts debut on US chart with original version of ‘Summer Breeze’

1977 Only days before Marc Bolan’s death, David Bowie appears on Bolan’s TV show ‘Marc’. The two perform a duet called ‘Standing Next to You’

1992 Van Halen’s “Right Now” video wins theMTV Best Video Award

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