Saturday, September 15, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 15

Steve Miller
No.1
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
1996 Pearl Jam: No Code: US LP
1997 Elton John : Candle In The Wind 97 : UK single

Births
1940 Jimmy Gilmer (Fireballs)
1942 Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly)
1960 Michel Dorge (Crash Test Dummies)
1977 Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand)





Deaths
2004 Johnny Ramone (Ramones)
2008 Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)

Miscellany
1962 Brian Epstein brings Beatles to London for an interview with the 'Daily Mirror's' Peter Jones, who concludes: 'They're a nothing group'
 
1965 The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US.
Rick Wright
 
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
 
1988 Mark Knopfler announced the official end of Dire Straits, (they reformed in 1991).
 
1990 Following the death of Brent Mydland, Bruce Hornsby begins filling in on keyboard for The Grateful Dead

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