Thursday, September 8, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 8


Pink
No.1
1973 Marvin Gaye: 'Let's Get it On' US 45
1973 Allman Brothers: 'Brothers and Sisters' US LP
1979 Led Zeppelin: 'In Through the Out Door' UK LP
1984 Stevie Wonder: 'I Just Called to Say I Love You' UK 45`
1990 Jon Bon Jovi : Blaze Of Glory : US single
1997 The Verve : The Drugs Don't Work : UK single

 Births
1945 Kelly Groucott (ELO)
1946 Rod 'Pigpen' McKernan (Grateful Dead)
1946 Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1960 David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals)
1975 Richard Hughes (Keane)
1979 Pink

Miscellany
1957 Brunswick Records release Jackie Wilson's first solo single, 'Reet Petite' - a song co-written by Berry Gordy.
1957 Major rock-and-roll /skiffle concert at the Royal Albert Hall features Lonnie Donegan, Terry Dene, King Brothers, Nancy Wilson and John Barry Seven
1962 'Monster Mash' enters US chart at No. 85 for Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and Crypt Kickers
1968 Moody Blues play to 300,000 people in Paris
Robert Plant
1972 Ann Arbor Jazz and Blues Festival (in memory of Otis Spann) features Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Junior Walker, Bobby Bland and Bonnie Raitt.
1977 Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch left Wings to help re-form The Small Faces.
1993 Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love appeared on stage together at a show in Hollywood. They performed a song they wrote together 'Penny Royal Tea'.
2002 Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot.
2004 Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was guest of honour at the unveiling of a statue of 15th century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr at Pennal church, near Machynlleth in Wales. Plant, who owns a farmhouse in the area had donated money towards a bronze sculpture of the Welsh prince.

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