September 30 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musicians Born On September 30

1934 Freddie King (Hideaway)
1935 Johnny Mathis (A Certain Smile)
1942 Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield)
1942 Frankie Lymon (Teenagers)
1942 Gus Dudgeon (producer)
1943 Marilyn McCoo (You Don’t Have to Be a Star)
1945 Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
1946 Sylvia Peterson (Chiffons)
1947 Marc Bolan (T. Rex)
1952 John Lombardo (10,000 Maniacs)
1964 Robby Takac ((Goo Goo Dolls)

Deaths On September 30

1955 James Dean (actor and icon)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 30

1957 Jimmie Rodgers: ‘Honeycombe’ US 45
1965 Ken Dodd: ‘Tears’ UK 45
1972 David Cassidy: ‘How Can I Be Sure’ UK 45
1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: ‘Summer Nights’ UK 45
1978 Exile: ‘Kiss You All Over’ US 45
1989 Tina Turner: ‘Foreign Affair’ UK LP
1995 Mariah Carey : Fantasy : US single
1995 Simply Red : Fairground : UK single
1995 Hootie and The Blowfish : Cracked Rear View : US LP
1996 Deep Blue Something : Breakfast At Tiffany’s : UK single

Various Music Events On September 30

1967 The new national BBC pop station, Radio 1, goes on the air

1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock hit US chart with ‘Incense and Peppermints’ on way to No. 1

1969 ‘Crosby, Stills and Nash’ LP goes gold in US

1972 Family’s ‘Bandstand’ hits UK LP chart

1984 Capital Radio in London launches ‘Network Chart’

1987 Whitney Houston’s second LP, ‘Whitney’, awarded platinum disc for sales of 4 million

1987 Grateful Dead win their first platinum disc for ‘In the Dark’ LP

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