September 15 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Lee Dorman!

Musicians Born On September 15

1903 Roy Acuff (US country singer)
1928 Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley (US jazz saxophonist)
1940 Jimmy Gilmer (Fireballs)
1941 Les Braid (Swinging Blue Jeans)
1942 Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly)
1956 Jaki Graham (Set Me Free)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 15

1962 Four Seasons: ‘Sherry’ US 45
1966 Small Faces: ‘All or Nothing’ UK 45
1973 Helen Reddy: ‘Delta Dawn’ US 45
1990 Steve Miller: ‘The Joker’ UK 45
1990 Wilson Phillips : Release Me : US single
1990 George Michael : Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 : UK LP
1997 Elton John : Candle In The Wind 97 : UK single

Various Music Events On September 15

1956 Elvis Presley hits top of US R&B chart for first time with ‘Hound Dog’

1962 Brian Epstein brings Beatles to London for an interview with the ‘Daily Mirror’s’ Peter Jones, who concludes: ‘They’re a nothing group’

1964 Beatles, performing at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium, are ordered offstage for ten minutes by local police so that the screaming crowd can calm down

1973 Steely Dan’s ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’ hits UK LP chart

1975 Pink Floyd release ‘Wish You Were Here’ LP

1977 Fifteen top record executives meet with Jimmy Carter at the White House – the first time the music industry has been officially recognised by a President

1980 David Bowie opens on Broadway in ‘The Elephant Man’

1981 Studio 54 reopens, now offering live shows in addition to disco

1990 Following the death of Brent Mydland, Bruce Hornsby begins filling in on keyboard for The Grateful Dead

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