Tuesday, April 6, 2010

This Date In Music History-September 30


Johnny Mathis ("Misty") is 73.

Marilyn McCoo Davis of the 5th Dimension ("Wedding Bell Blues") turns 65.
Drummer Dewey Martin of Buffalo Springfield was born in Chesterville, Ontario in 1942.

Sylvia Peterson - vocalist for The Chiffons (1946).

Born on this day in 1964, Trey Anastasio, American guitarist, and singer with Phish.

Born on this day in 1933, Soul singer Cissy Houston, and mother of Whitney Houston. Member of Sweet Inspirations, The Drinkard Singers, (with Dionne Warwick), back-up singer with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross.


In 2006, Justin Timberlake started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his second solo album 'FutureSex/Lov! eSounds' which also became the biggest album ever for pre-orders on iTunes.

In 1967, Paul McCartney and John Lennon appeared on The David Frost Show, but all they wanted to talk about was how wonderful the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was.

Tragedy strikes David Crosby in 1969, as the CSN member's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton died in a car crash north of San Francisco. That same day, Crosby, Stills & Nash goes gold.

New York promoter Sid Bernstein contacted Brian Epstein in 1963 and wanted to know more about these Beatles he keeps hearing about, even though they have yet to score a hit in the U.S. Bernstein would go on to promote the band's famed gigs at Shea Stadium. Meanwhile, the Beatles are recording "Money (That's What I Want)" and "I Wanna Be Your Man."

In 1957, Jimmie Rodgers reached number one on the Billboard chart! with his very first release, "Honeycomb". Over the n! ext year , he would enjoy more success with "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" and "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again".

Mary Ford (partner of Les Paul-- "How High The Moon") died of cancer in 1977.

James Dean died at the age of 24 in a 1955 California car crash.

John Lennon was awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1988.

Donovan made his U.S. TV debut on ABC's "Shindig" in 1965.

The late Frankie Lymon ("Why Do Fools Fall In Love") was born in 1942.

On The Simpsons tonight in 1993, George Harrison and David Crosby made guest appearances.

In 1996, in the middle of performing his big hit "Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me" in Montague, Mass., Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack and had to be taken off stage. He! died two months later.

Bob Dylan releases "Time Out of Mind" in 1997.

T Rex great, the late Marc Bolan was born in 1947 (died September 16, 1977).

The Rolling Stones recorded the video for "Rock And A Hard Place" at Foxboro-Sullivan Stadium in 1989.

In 1987, L.A.'s Coconut Grove played host to an all-star gathering as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, and Elvis Costello joined Roy Orbison onstage to tape a TV special. The evening's proceedings were eventually released as "A Black and White Night."

"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock made its debut on the charts in 1967.

Phil Collins joined Genesis in 1970.

In 1971, Yes kicked off their first tour with Rick Wakeman on keyboards.

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