Monday, September 17, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 17

Supertramp
No.1
1977 Diana Ross: '20 Golden Greats' UK 45
1988 Paul Young: 'No Parlez' UK LP
1994 Whigfield : Saturday Night : UK single

Births
1923 Hank Williams  
1926 Bill Black (Smokie)
1937 Phil Cracolici (Mystics)
1940 LaMonte McLemore (the 5th Dimension)
1947 Jim Hodder (Steely Dan)
1947 Lol Crème (10CC)
1950 Fee Waybill (Tubes)
1968 Anastacia
1969 Keith Flint (Prodigy)

Deaths
1991 Rob Tyner (MC5)
2000 Paula Yates

Miscellany
1931 First 33-1/3 rpm LPs and player launched by RCA Victor at a demonstration held at Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York
 
1949 Ruth Brown debuts on US R&B chart with 'So Long'
 
1955 Les Paul's 'Magic Melody Part 2' released in US - shortest single ever, with only two notes!
 
1966 Johnny Rivers hits US chart with 'Poor Side of Town', a future No. 1
 
1967 The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway.
Anastacia
 
1968 Fifth Dimension awarded gold disc in US for 'Stoned Soul Picnic'
 
1980 Film 'Divine Madness', starring Bette Midler, premiers in Los Angeles
 
1980 Supertramp's live version of 'Dreamer' enters Hot 100
 
1983 Culture Club hit UK chart at No. 3 with 'Karma Chameleon'
 
1991 Over 4 million copies of Guns N' Roses album, 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest ship-out in pop history in the US.
 
1996 A bomb was found at a South London sorting office addressed to Icelandic singer Bjork.
 
1998 A 19-year-old man was taken off a plane in Denver after harassing members of Hootie & the Blowfish who were travelling in the first class section of the plane.

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