September-This day in Music
Music Stuff September 26th

1937, American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61
outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

1960, Connie Francis No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Heart Has A Mind Of It’s Own’.
1964, Roy Orbison No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’.

1965, at the end of a European tour Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and was sacked from The Who.
1968, The Sallyangie a group featuring 15 year-old future Tubular Bells star Mike Oldfield and his sister Sally appeared at
The Cousins folk Club Soho London.

1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones was fined £50 with 100 guineas cost after being found guilty of possession of cannabis.
1969, Fleetwood Mac, East Of Eden, Family, Edgar Broughton Band, Grisby Dyke and Glass Menagerie all appeared at an all
night indoor festival at The Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, John Peel hosted the night.

1981, Genesis scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘Adacab.’

1987, Michael Jackson No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Bad’.

1987, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’.  1992,
Belinda Carlisle No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Best Of Belinda volume 1′

1997, the Irish Independent Radio Commission placed a ban on radio stations playing any songs by Eurovision Song Contest
winner Dana. It was seen to be giving her an unfair advantage during the current election campaign she was involved with.

1998, Melanie B featuring Missy Elliott went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Want You Back’. The first solo release
from a member of the Spice Girl

1999, The Times published the most powerful people in the UK pop business, No.5 Jim Moir, controller Radio 2, No.4, The
UK Top 40 chart, No.3 Paul Berger, chairman, Sony Music, No.2 Edger Bronfman, chairman. Seagram, No.1 Ken Berry,
President EMI Music.

1999, The Dixie Chicks No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Fly.’

2003, English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar
Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member
Tony Thompson).

2003, a report published on requests by artists to venues of their backstage requirements revealed……Barry Manilow
requested that the air temperature in the auditorium be kept at a regular 65 degrees.
2007, A charitable foundation set up by Shakira donated $40 million (£19.6 million) to help victims of natural disasters. The
money would go towards repairing damage caused by an earthquake in Peru and a hurricane in Nicaragua. A further £2.46
million would be spent on health and education in four Latin American countries.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 26th

1925, Marty Robbins, US Country singer

1943,Georgie Fame

1945, Bryan Ferry

1947, Lynn Anderson

1948, Olivia Newton-John,
1951, Stuart Tosh, Pilot

1954, Cesar Rosas, Los Lobos, (1987 UK & US No.1 single ‘La Bamba’).


Music Stuff September 25th
1954, Elvis Presley released his second single on Sun Records, ‘Good Rockin’ Tonight,’ a song made popular in 1948 by
Wynonie Harris.
1964, The Temptations begin recording ’My Girl’ which went on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen US
Top Ten hits.

1967, The Beatles began recording the new Paul McCartney song ‘The Fool on the Hill’ at Abbey Road, London. John and
George played harmonicas, Paul played a recorder and recorded his lead vocal and Ringo played drums.
1968, Welsh singer Mary Hopkin No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Those Were The Days’. Hopkins had signed to The
Beatles Apple label after appearing on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.

1970, the first episode of The Partridge Family was shown on US TV, featuring Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey
and Danny Bonaduce.

1975, Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage at the Latin Casino, New Jersey. Wilson collapsed into
a coma suffering severe brain damage. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, ‘Lonely Teardrops’
and was two words into the line, “….my heart is crying” when he collapsed to the stage, striking his head heavily. Wilson
died on 21st January 1984. Van Morrison wrote the song ‘Jackie Wilson Said’, covered by Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

1975, Winners in this year’s Melody Makers Readers poll included, Robert Plant who won Best singer, Joni Mitchell, Best
female singer, Yes won Best band, Genesis won Best live act, Best single, ‘I’m Not In Love, by 10cc, Best album Physical
Graffiti, Led Zeppelin, and Brightest hope went to Camel.

1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session.

1993, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince started a two week run at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Boom! Shake The Room’.
Featuring Will Smith who was a rapper and actor starring in TV show The Fresh Prince of Belle Aire in 1993.

1999, Oasis singer, Liam Gallagher was stopped by customs officials at Heathrow airport and made to pay £1300 after not
declaring a fur coat he had bought in America.

2000, Ozzy Osbourne formally requested that Black Sabbath be removed from the nomination list for the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame. Calling the inclusion “meaningless”, Osbourne went on to say “Let’s face it. Black Sabbath have never been media
darlings. We’re a people’s band and that suits us just fine.”
2006, ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by the Scissor Sisters was at No.1 on the UK singles chart

Birthday Boys and Girls September 25th

1943, Gary Alexander guitar, vocals, The Association
1945, Onnie Mcintyre, Average White Band
1947, John Fiddler, Medicine Head
1955, Zucchro, (Adelmo Fornaciari), Italian singer
1968, Will Smith, actor, singer, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Princ
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1961, John Leyton  UK No 1 with ‘Johnny Remember Me.’ The UK singers only UK No.1 and producer, Joe Meek’s first
No.1 hit.

1962, Elvis Presley received an invitation to appear at the Royal Variety Performance in the UK which is attended by
members of the British Royal Family.

1966, Jimi Hendrix arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he
was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York.

1967, Traffic made their live debut when they appeared at Saville Theatre in London, featuring Steve Winwood.
1967, Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the
shooting of the ‘Your Mother Should Know’ ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding
down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer’s dance team swirled round about.

1975, Rod Stewart  No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sailing’. The song became a hit after it was used in a TV
documentary series.

1983, Billy Joel No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the former boxers second US No.1, a No.4 hit in the
UK.
1983, UB40 scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Labour Of Love.’

1984, Culture Club had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Karma Chameleon’, which stayed at the top of the charts for six
weeks and became the best-selling single of 1983. The harmonica part was played by Judd Lander, who had been a member
of Merseybeat group The Hideaways in the 1960s.

1988, Bobby McFerrin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’, the first a-
cappella record to be a No.1. It made No.2 in the UK.

1988, The Hollies were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’ after the song was used on a
UK TV beer commercial, the song was originally a hit in 1969 and featured a young Elton John on piano.
2000, Madonna No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Music’, the singers seventh UK No.1 album.

2000, Mariah Carey and Westlife started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Phil
Collins 1984 hit ‘Against All Odds.’

2006, Scissor Sisters topped the UK album and singles charts. The New Yorkers’ second album, ‘Ta-Dah’, entered in the
top spot, while the single ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ spent a third week at number one.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 24th

1931,  Anthony Newley, UK singer, actor,

1933, Mel Taylor, drums, The Ventures

1940, Barbara Allbut, The Angels, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.50 single ‘My Boyfriend’s Back’). The Angels were the first
white girl group to have a US number one hit

Music Stuff September 23rd
1957, The Crickets went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘That’ll Be The Day.’ The title being taken from a phrase used
by John Wayne in the film ‘The Searchers.’

1961, The Shadows debut album ‘Shadows’ started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

1965, The Walker Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Burt Bacharach.’Make It Easy On Yourself’.

1966, The ‘Rolling Stones 66′ 12 date UK tour kicked of Royal Albert Hall London. Supported by The Yardbirds, Ike and
Tina Turner and Peter Jay and the New Jaywalkers. Both Keith Moon and John Entwistle from The Who were in the
audience.
1967, The Box Tops started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Letter’, a No.5 hit in the UK. The
record went on to sell over four million copies and receive two Grammy nominations. It was also a Top Ten hit for Joe
Cocker in 1970.
1969, the Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in
a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and
the story went worldwide.

Mac Davis started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me’, it made No.29 in
the UK.

1974, Robbie McIntosh founder member of the Average White Band died of a heroin overdose at a Hollywood party, (after
he inhaled a white powder thought to be cocaine but was actually pure heroin).

1978, 10cc had their third and final UK No.1 single with ‘Dreadlock Holiday.’ The lyrics, about a white man lost in Jamaica,
were based on a true event that happened to Moody Blues vocalist Justin Hayward and Eric Stewart from 10cc in Barbados.

1980, Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Marley had
collapsed in New York’s Central Park while jogging, two days before and was told to immediately cancel the US leg, but
flew to Pittsburgh to perform one final performance. This was the last time Marley ever appeared on stage performing,

1989, Milli Vanilli No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’singer Shaggy scored his second No.1 UK
single when ‘Boombastic’ went to the top of the charts for one week. Also a US No.1.

2001, Kylie Minogue No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.’ -charted at No.1 in 40 countries.

2006, Neil Young was named artist of the year at the Americana Honors and Awards at the fifth annual event in Nashville,
Tennessee. The 60-year-old singer-songwriter released the protest album Living With War this year.

2007, James Blunt scored his second UK No.1 album with ‘All The Lost Souls.’

Birthday Boys and Girls  September 23rd

1930, Ray Charles

1943,  John Banks, The Merseybeats

1943, Julio Iglesias

1943, Steve Boone, The Lovin Spoonful

1943, Toni Basil, US singer actress and dancer, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Mickey’).

Music Stuff September 22nd

1958, Connie Francis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with, ‘Carolina Moon, Stupid Cupid’, the singers second UK No.
1. The song was written by Neil Sedaka.

1958, after receiving special permission from the US Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military
Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to
Bremerhaven, Germany.

1962, The Springfields (Dusty Springfield her brother Tom and their friend, Tim Field) had ‘Silver Threads and Golden
Needles,’ enter the US Top 20 and became the first British vocal group to chart that high in America.

1964, Herman’s Hermits were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Carole King & Gerry Goffin song ‘I’m Into
Something Good’, the group’s only UK No.1.

1966, Jim Reeves was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Distant Drums’.

1973, Wizzard were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Angel Fingers’ their second UK No.1 single.

1979, Gary Numan had his second and final UK No.1 single with ‘Cars’.

1981, American composer Harry Warren died aged 88. Wrote over 800 songs including ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, (a hit
for The Flamingos and Art Garfunkel), ‘You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby‘, ‘Jeepers Creepers‘, ‘That’s Amore‘ and
‘Chattanooga Choo Choo

1984, Echo And The Bunnymen, Spear Of Destiny, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Redskins and The Chameleons all appeared
at the first York Rock Festival, York, England.

1990, Garth Brooks album ‘No Fences’ entered the US album chart. It went on to become the biggest selling country album
of all time and sold over 13m copies in the first five years of release.
1991, Bryan Adams made chart history when ‘(Everything I Do), I Do It For You’, had its twelfth consecutive week as the
UK No.1 single.

1999, Diana Ross was arrested on Concorde after an incident at Heathrow Airport. The singer claimed that a female security
guard had touched her breasts when being frisked; Ross retaliated by rubbing her hands down the security guard.

1999, Screaming Lord Sutch’s Official Monster Raving Loony Party honoured his memory with a two-minute scream at a
pub in Ashburton, Devon.

2001, ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was
organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York’s World Trade Center. Neil Young,
Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, U2, Limp Bizkit, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all performed.
2005, Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The
Led Zeppelin guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy’s House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children.

Birthday Boys and Girls  September 22nd

1953, Richard Fairbrass, singer, Right Said Fred

1956, Debby Boone, US singer.

1957, Nick Cave, Australian singer, songwriter

1960, Joan Jett, The Runaways, (1982 US No.1 & UK No.4 single with the Blackhearts, ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’). 1965, Born
on this day, Adam Cairns, guitar, vocals, Therapy? (1993 UK No.9 single ‘Screamager’).

Music Stuff September 21st

1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. In the evening they appeared at Litherland Town
Hall in Liverpool with Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, admission price was 3 shillings (15
pence).

1963, Bobby Vinton started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Blue Velvet’. The single became a hit in
the UK 27 years later when it reached No.2.

1968, Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single ‘Hush’

1968, Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Harper Valley PTA’.
1969, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Nash, Desmond Dekker and Jackie Edwards all appeared at London’s Empire Pool Caribbean
Music Festival.

1970, Freda Payne was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Band Of Gold’

1971, The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired. Presented by Bob Harris

1974, Barry White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Baby’, the singers first and
only US solo chart topper. It made No.8 in the UK.
1974, Carl Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Kung Fu Fighting.’ The song was recorded in 10 minutes, had
started out as a B-side and went on to sell over 10 million and made Douglas a One Hit Wonder.

1980, during a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he
was diagnosed as having cancer.

1981, Adam And The Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second No.1 ‘Prince Charming’.

1985, Madonna scored her first UK No.1 album with ‘Like A Virgin’, ten months after its release. The album spent a total
152 weeks on the UK chart.
1985, With the help Of heavy MTV exposure ‘Money For Nothing’ gave Dire Straits their first US No.1 single.

1991, Dire Straits scored their fourth UK No.1 album with ‘On Every Street’.

1991, Status Quo put themselves in the Guinness Book Of Records by appearing four venues in one day, Sheffield, Glasgow,
Birmingham and London, performing all four in a 12-hour period.

1996, The Fugees scored their second UK No.1 single with ‘Ready Or Not’. The chorus in the song is based on ‘Ready or
Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)’ by The Delfonics. The Fugees previous single ‘Killing Me Softly,’ was so
successful that the track was ‘deleted’ and no longer supplied to retailers whilst the track was still in the Top 20 to make
way for the next single ‘Ready or Not’.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 21st

1923,  Jimmy Young, UK singer (and BBC radio presenter until 2003).

1934,  Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, poe


Music Stuff September 20th

1964, At the end of the North American tour The Beatles played a Charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York
City, the 3,682 audience each paid $100 a ticket.
1969, During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was
leaving The Beatles.

1969, based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie’s started a four-week run at No.1 on the US
singles chart. It became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.
1969, Blind Faith started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their self-titled debut album. The only release from
the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker & Rick Grech line-up also reached No.1 in the US.
1969, UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best
musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for ‘Nashville Skyline’. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single
went to Simon and Garfunkel for ‘The Boxer’ and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.
1970, The Rolling Stones live album ‘Get Your Ya-Yas Out’ started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1973, On his way to perform his second concert of the day, US singer, songwriter Jim Croce was killed with five others
when his chartered aircraft hit a tree on take off in Louisiana.

1975, ‘Fame’ gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US, the song was co-written with John Lennon.
1975, The Bay City Rollers made their US TV debut when they appeared on the ‘Saturday Night Variety Show’.
1975, Winners in this year’s Melody Makers Readers poll included, Robert Plant who won Best singer, Joni Mitchell, Best
female singer, Yes won Best band, Genesis won Best live act, Best single, ‘I’m Not In Love, by 10cc, Best album Physical
Graffiti, Led Zeppelin, and Brightest hope went to Camel.

1976, the first of the two night 100 Club Punk Festival, Oxford St, London, featuring The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Sub Way
Sect, Suzie (spelling on the poster), And The Banshees, The Buzzcocks, Vibrators and Stinky Toys. Admission £1.50.

1976, The Captain and Tennille musical variety show premiered on ABC TV in the US.

1995, The Daily Mirror ran a front page story ‘ban this sick stunt’ referring to the new single from Pulp ‘Sorted For E’s &
Wizz.’ The artwork showed how to fold a ‘speed’ wrap, the sleeve was changed, the single entered the UK chart at No.8.

1997, Elton John started a six week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Something About The Way You Look
Tonight’, and ‘Candle In The Wind 97.’ A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for
the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the
world ever.
2007, Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones was admitted to hospital when he was injured during an altercation with a member of
a club’s security team. The band had gone to a west London club after appearing at the Vodafone Live Music Awards.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 20th

1946,  Michael Oldroyd, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

1949,Chuck and John Panozzo, bass and drums, Styx.

1959, Alannah Currie Vocals, sax, The Thompson Twins,

1960, David Hemmingway, The Housemartins,
1967,  Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of 60′s singer Ricky Nelson, (1990 US No.1 & UK No.54 single, ‘Can’t Live
Without Your Love and Affection).





Music Stuff September 19th

1957, 16 year-old UK singer Cliff Richard, still known by his real name, Harry Webb, joined the Dick Teague Skiffle Group.

1960, former chicken plucker Chubby Checker went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Twist’. It made No.14 in the
UK in 1962

1960, Hank Ballard and The Midnighters had the honour of being the first group to have three songs in the US Top 100 at the
same time. ‘Finger Poppin’ Time,’ ‘Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go’ and ‘The Twist’ all made the Top 30.

1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 single with ‘Bad Moon Rising’ a US No.2 hit. .

1970, The first UK Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Marc Bolan, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence,
Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie.

1970, Diana Ross  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’. The singers first solo No.1 since
leaving The Supremes, a No.6 in the UK.

1975, Queen signed a management deal with Elton John’s manager John Reid.

1981, Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show.

1992, The Shamen started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebeneezer Goode’. One of the most
controversial UK chart toppers due to its perceived subliminal endorsement of recreational drug use. The song was initially
banned by the BBC.

1998, Robbie Williams scored his first solo UK No.1 single with ‘Millennium

1999, Edward Cobb died of Leukaemia aged 61. Singer songwriter, wrote ‘Tainted Love’ a hit for Soft Cell in 1981.

1999, Italian group Eiffel 65 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee’).

2002, James Brown was being sued by his own daughters for more than £650,000 of song royalties they said they were
owed. Deanna Brown Thomas and Dr Yamma Brown Lumar, a Texas physician, said Brown had withheld royalties on 25 co-
written songs because of a family grudge.

2003, Australian country music singer-songwriter David Gordon “Slim Dusty” Kirkpatrick died aged 76.

2004, Eric Prydz started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call On Me.’ A reworking of Steve
Winwood’s classic 1982 (remixed ’87) hit ‘Valerie’.

2004, Canadian singer Celine Dion extended her Las Vegas show for another year.

2005, research published by Guinness World Records showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles than any other band
in UK chart history. The band had scored 61 chart successes, dating from ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ in 1968 to ‘You’ll
Come Around’ in 2004. Queen came second with 52 hits, with the Rolling Stones and UB40 with 51 hits each.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 19th

1931, Brook Benton, US singer

1934, Brian Epstein, Beatles manager and manager of other Liverpool acts.

1935, Nick Massi, The Four Seasons

1940, Bill Medley, The Righteous Brothers

1940, Born on this day, Paul Williams, US songwriter. Wrote The Carpenters hits ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ & ‘Rainy Day’s
and Mondays.’

1943,  Cass Elliott, singer, Mamas and the Papas

1945, Freda Payne, US soul singer

1946, John Coghlan drums, Status Quo, (left in 1982),

1947,  Lol Creme, vocals. guitar, 10cc,

1949,  Twiggy, (Lesley Hornby), 60′s model, singer,

1963, Jarvis Cocker, singer, Pulp

1964,  Trisha Yearwood, country singer. Sang backing vocals on Garth Brooks first album.


Music Stuff September 18th
1960, on his twenty-first birthday, Frankie Avalon was given £330,000 that he earned as a minor from such hits as his 1959
US No.1 single ‘Venus’.
1961, Bobby Vee started No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take Good Care Of My Baby’.
1968, Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming ‘White Album’, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of
‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.
1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on
his own vomit. Hendrix left the message ‘I need help bad man’, on his managers answer phone earlier that night.
1971, The Who scored their first and only UK No.1 album with ‘Who’s Next’
1972, The Who, Mott The Hoople, The Faces and Atomic Rooster all appeared at The Oval, London.
1976, One hit wonders Wild Cherry started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Play That Funky Music’.
1981, Gary Numan took off on a round the world trip in a single engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced
to land in India, where local police arrested him.
1982, The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits ‘Private Investigations’ went to No.2 on the UK singles chart, held off No.1 by
survivors ‘Eye Of The Tiger’.
1983, Kiss appeared without their ‘make-up’ for the first time during an interview on MTV.
1984, David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards.
1993, Garth Brooks  No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In Pieces’.
1993, Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with ‘Bat Out Of Hell II’.
1996, At Sotheby’s in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid just over £21,000, for the recording notes for the song Paul
McCartney wrote for him, ‘Hey Jude’.
2006, 73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after
marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette,
Louisiana.
2006, Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years
after the “2 i’s” coffee bar opened in London’s Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam
Faith were among stars who started out at the club.
2009, Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage during a concert in Valencia in Spain and was taken to hospital. He was later
discharged after doctors told him he had food poisoning. Cohen was in the middle of singing his song Bird On The Wire
when he fainted, prompting the band to stop playing and rush to help hi
m.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 18th

1939, Frankie Avalon, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.16 single ‘Venus’).
1946, Alan King, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single ‘How Long’).
1950, Mike Hossack, Drums, The Doobie Brothers
1961,  Martin Beedle, drummer, Cutting Crew
1962, Joanne Catherall, vocals, The Human League


Music Stuff September 17th
1931, The first 33 and a third LP players were launched by RCA victor at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.
1956, The BBC announced the removal of Bill Haley and His Comets’ ‘Rockin’ Through The Rye’ from its playlist because
they felt the song went against traditional British standards. The record, based on an 18th century Scottish Folk tune, was at
No.5 on the UK charts.
1961, Shirley Bassey was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain.’
1962, The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen’s Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy
Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.

1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s
producers.
1967, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack and Long John Baldry all appeared at the Saville Theatre
in London, England.
1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed
in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances.
1977, ’20 Golden greats’ by Diana Ross and The Supremes  No.1 on the UK chart.
1983, Paul Young scored his first UK No.1 album with his debut release ‘No Parlez.’
1984, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark kicked off a 14-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall.
1994, Whigfield started  No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Saturday Night’. The only No.1 hit for the former model from
Denmark.
1996, a bomb was found at a South London sorting office addressed to Icelandic singer Bjork.
1999, English singer Frankie Vaughan died of heart failure aged 71. He was awarded an OBE in 1965, and a CBE in 1996
2000, Paula Yates was found dead in bed from a suspected drug overdose

Birthday Boys and Girls September 17th
1923, Hank Williams, The biggest ever US country star.
1933, Jeanine Deckers, The Singing Nun
1947, Jim Hodder, drums, Steely Dan


Music Stuff September 16th
1956, Anne Shelton was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lay Down Your Arms.’ Shelton was a one time singer with
the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
1966, member of Parliament Tom Drilberg asked Britain’s House of Commons to officially “deplore” the action of a
magistrate who’d earlier called the Rolling Stones “complete morons…who wear filthy clothes.”
1970, Led Zeppelin won ‘best group’ in the Melody Maker readers Poll. This was the first time in eight years that The
Beatles hadn’t won ‘best group.’

1970, Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon on stage at Ronnie Scotts in London for what would become the guitarist’s last ever
public appearance.

1972, Rod Stewart  UK No.1 album with ‘Never A Dull Moment.’

1972, Wishbone Ash, Family, Steppenwolf, John Kay Band, Slade, Uriah Heep, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Wild Angels,
Glencoe and Sunshine, Cold Comfort Farm all appeared at this years Buxton Festival in Derbyshire, England.
1977, 29-year-old former T Rex singer Marc Bolan was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones,
left the road and hit a tree in Barnes, London. Miss Jones broke her jaw in the accident.

1979, The first rap single was released, The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’.
1989, U2 jammed with B.B. King on a boat rented for the blues legends 64th birthday in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

1998, At a Sotheby’s auction a notebook belonging to former Beatles roadie Mal Evans containing the lyrics to ‘Hey Jude’
sold for £111,500, a two-tone denim jacket belonging to John Lennon went for £9,200 and the Union Jack dress worn by
Spice Girl Ginger Spice sold for £41,320.

2001, Austrian act DJ Otzi  No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hey Baby
2004, Weather Girls singer Izora Armstead died aged 62 of heart failure at a hospital in San Leandro, East San Francisco.
2006, Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ Entering the U.S. charts at No.1, making it
Dylan’s first album to reach that position since 1976′s Desire, 30 years prior. At 65, Dylan became the oldest living musician
to top the Billboard albums chart.
2008, Norman Whitfield died in Los Angeles, California from diabetes and other illnesses. The Motown songwriter and
producer collaborated with Barrett Strong on such hits as ‘I Heard It through the Grapevine’, ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’, ‘(I
Know) I’m Losing You’, ‘Cloud Nine’, ‘War’, ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone’, and ‘Car Wash’.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 16th
1925,  B.B.King, US blues guitarist,Major influence on Eric Clapton.
1942,  Bernie Calvert, bass, The Hollies
1948, Kenny Jones, drummer, Small Faces
1950, David Bellamy, Bellamy Brothers
1953, Alan Barton, Black Lace
1984, Katie Melua, UK singer, songwriter


Music Stuff September 15th

1962, The Four Seasons started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sherry’, it made No.8 in the UK.
1964, The Beatles, on tour in the USA, appeared at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. During the performance a
group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage. Police ordered The Beatles
off-stage in the middle of a song.
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.
1966, The Small Faces were No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All Or Nothing’.
1970, US Vice-President Spiro Agnew said in a speech that the youth of America were being “brainwashed into a drug
culture” by rock music, movies, books and underground newspapers.
1973, Helen Reddy  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Delta Dawn’
1975, Bob Dylan released Slow Train Coming, an album of religious songs, including the Grammy Award winning single,
‘Gotta Serve Somebody’. The album alienated many of his long time fans.
1984, Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink’s ‘Release
Me’, after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.
1988, Mark Knopfler announced the official end of Dire Straits, (they reformed in 1991).
1990, The Steve Miller Band UK No.1 with ‘The Joker’ 16 years after it’s first release.
1990, Wilson Phillips  US No.1 with ‘Release Me’, .36  in the UK. The group was made up of Carnie and Wendy Wilson, the
daughters of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, along with Chynna Phillips, the daughter of Mamas and Papas founder John
Phillips.
1994, A reel to reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter’s Parish Church garden party Liverpool in July, 1957, sold
for £69,000, ($125,000) at a Sotheby’s auction.
1997, a 34 year old man was awarded more than £20,000 by a French court after he lost his hearing when he stood too
close to loudspeakers at a U2 concert in 1993.
2003, Abba tribute acts overtook Elvis impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey.The
Performing Right Society carried out the research.
2004, Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.
-1977 hit single ‘Sheena Is A Punk Rocker’.
2006, The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool where The Beatles played their first gig was given a Grade II listed building
status after a recommendation from English Heritage. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison played in the
converted coal cellar of the house in West Derby, in August 1959 as The Quarrymen.
2008, Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Rick Wright died aged 65 from cancer. In 2005, the full band
reunited – for the first time in 24 years – for the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park. Wright had also contributed vocals
and keyboards to Gilmour’s 2006 solo album On An Island.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 15th
1941,  Les Braid, bass, The Swinging Blue Jeans
1946, Ola Brunkert, drummer with the Swedish group Abba. Was a member of the Slim Blues Gang, Science Poption and
jazz-rock combo Opus III before joining Abba. He played on every Abba album and toured with the group home.
1956, Jaki Graham, singer, (1985 UK No.5 single ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’).

Music Stuff September 14th
1955, Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things were not going well and
during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the
piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session,
Richard recorded the song and coined the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”
1966, Otis Redding appeared at The Orchid Ballroom, Purley, Surrey, England. Tickets 10 shillings,
1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK music show Top Of The Pops.
1967, Filming continued for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet,
secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they’d disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting,
scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.
1968, Roy Orbison’s house in Nashville burnt down, his two eldest sons both died in the blaze. Orbison was on tour in the
UK at the time of the accident.
1968, The first episode of the comic strip ‘The Archies’ was aired on US TV. The recording group had contributions from
Ron Dante, Andy Kim, Jeff Barry and others. Rock mogul, Don Kirshner (who also brought us The Monkees), was put in
charge of the studio group. The following year The Archies started a eight-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with
‘Sugar Sugar’, becoming the longest running one hit wonder in the UK.
1969, during a UK tour Smile (later to become Queen), appeared at PJ’s Club in Truro, Cornwall.
1974, Eric Clapton scored a US No.1 with his version of the Bob Marley song ‘I Shot The Sheriff’.
1979, The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels, Toyah
Willcox, Ray Winstone, Michael Elphick and Sting.
1989, Cuban bandleader and composer Perez Prado died of a stroke in Mexico City. Had the US & UK 1955 No.1 single
‘Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White’.
1991, Paul Young went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘From Time To Time-The Singles Collection’ his third UK No.1
LP.
1996, Peter Andre scored his first UK No.1 single when ‘Flava’ went to the top for one week. The English-born Australian
singer–songwriter became a major television personality after taking part in the British reality TV series I’m a Celebrity… Get
Me Out of Here
1997, Over 2000 fans watched Pete Townshend unveil a English Heritage Blue Plaque at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair London,
to mark where Jimi Hendrix had lived in 1968-69. Hendrix was the first pop star to be awarded with the plaque.
2008, Kings Of Leon started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Sex On Fire’ taken from the band’s
fourth studio album Only by the Night.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 14th
1914,songwriter Mae Boren Axton, known as the ‘Queen Mother of Nashville’ she wrote over 200 songs including a co-
writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit ‘Heartbreak Hotel
1950, Paul Kossoff, guitar, Free
1955, Steve Berlin, Los Lobos, (1987 UK & US No.1 single ‘La Bamba’).
1959, Morten Harket, vocals, A-Ha
1983, Amy Winehouse, UK singer, songwriter, (2007 UK No.1 album ‘Back To Black’, 2006 UK No.6 single ‘Rehab’).

Music Stuff September 13th

1958, Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack good’s ‘Oh Boy’, performing ‘Move It’.

1960, The Federal Communications act in the USA was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay
of records.

1960, a campaign was started in the UK to ban the American hit ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ by Ray Peterson. The song was
being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age “glorious death cult.” The story told of a lovesick youngster who
drives in a stock car race to win the hand of his sweetheart. He crashes and just before dying, groans out the words of the
title.The UK version was by Ricky Valance. He was the first Welsh person to top the charts in the UK

1962, Elvis Presley  No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She’s Not You’.

1963, Graham Nash fell out of The Hollies van after a gig in Scotland. Nash checked to see if the door was locked, it wasn’t
and he fell out as it travelled at 40 m.p.h.

1964, during a UK tour two dozen rugby players were hired as ‘a human crash barrier’ at a Rolling Stones gig at the
Liverpool Empire. The ‘human chain’ disappeared under a wave of 5,000 fans as the Stones took to the stage.

1965, The Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ was released as a Beatles single in the US.

1969, John and Yoko flew to Canada with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto,
Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had
to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo
Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.
1980, Kelly Marie No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Feels Like I’m In Love’. Ray Dorset from Mungo Jerry wrote the song.

1986, The Communards  No.1 on the UK with the singles chart with ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, which had been a hit for
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1975 and later a hit for Thelma Houston.

1996, both Noel and Liam Gallagher arrived back in the UK on separate flights from the US amid rumours that Oasis were
splitting.
1996, Bjork, Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Sleeper, Kula Shaker and Terrorvision all appeared at a concert in Aid Of Childline at
Wembley Arena London.

2000, Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon. Elton was
unhappy after the audience were slow in leaving a VIP dinner before the concert, Elton left the building and flew home on his
private jet without playing a note.

2005, The Sex Pistols were among new names added to a celebrity Walk of Fame in Covent Garden London. Other musical
celebrities to immortalised on the Avenue of the Stars include Bob Geldof, Tom Jones, Gracie Fields and Bob Hope.
2009, Vera Lynn went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘We’ll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn’. At the age of
92 it made her the oldest living artist to achieve this feat with an album.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 13th

1943,Ray Elliot, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single ‘Here Comes The Night’).

1944, Peter Cetera, singer, Chicago

1954,  Dan Hegarty, The Darts,







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1954, The first ‘teen idol’, Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Three Coins In The Fountain,’ the singer’
s first UK No.1.
1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You’
1967, Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local
fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge,
the coach ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then head for Plymouth,
followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.
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1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Cosmo’s Factory’.
1970, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Tears Of A Clown’,
1979, This week’s UK Top 5 singles: No.5, Dollar, ‘Love’s Gotta Hold On Me’, No.4, ELO, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, No.3,
The Crusaders, ‘Street Life’, No.2, Cliff Richard, ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’, No.1, Gary Numan, ‘Cars.’
1986, Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues was hospitalised after collapsing from exhaustion in Los Angeles.
1986, Public Image Ltd guitarist John McGeoch needed 40 stitches in his face after a two-litre wine bottle was thrown at the
stage during a gig in Vienna.
1987, Michael Jackson started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Bad’, his follow up to the ‘Thriller’
album
1987, The soundtrack album ‘La Bamba’ featuring Los Lobos started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
1987, Michael Jackson kicked of his Bad World Tour by playing the first of three sold-out nights at Korakuen Stadium in
Tokyo, Japan. By the end of the 123-date tour, Jackson had played to over 4million fans across fifteen countries.
1988, Pogues singer Shane Macgowan was admitted to a Dublin hospital suffering from nervous exhaustion.
1992, Mike Oldfield  No.1 on the UK chart with ‘Tubular Bells II’.
1995, INXS singer Michael Hutchence pleaded guilty to punching photographer Jim Bennett outside a London hotel. He was
fined £400 and ordered to pay £1,875 costs.
1997, Founder of the Polar Music record label, songwriter, producer and Abba’s manager Stig Anderson died of a heart
attack. Anderson co-wrote some of Abba’s biggest hits, such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing
Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘The Name of the Game.’ His funeral was broadcast live on Swedish television an
honour otherwise only reserved for distinguished statesmen or royalty.
1998, All Saints scored their third UK No.1 single with ‘Bootie Call’
1999, The Vengaboys went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘We’re Going To Ibiza!’
2000, Christina Aguilera released her first Spanish album, Mi Reflejo which contained Spanish versions of songs from her
English debut as well as new Spanish tracks.
2002, the son of Rod Stewart was sentenced to 90 days in jail and ordered to undergo drug rehabilitation after pleading no
contest to attacking a man outside a Malibu, California restaurant. 22 year-old Sean Stewart had been arrested on Dec. 5th,
2001, after he was seen kicking the man in the face and stomach. Stewart was also sentenced to five years of probation and
ordered to pay $5,600 to the victim.
2003, Johnny Cash, US singer songwriter died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the
20th century, known as “The Man in Black.” He traditionally started his concerts by saying, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”
2004, American drummer and arranger Kenny Buttrey died in Nashville, Tennessee, Worked with Neil Young, (Harvest, and
After the Gold Rush), Bob Dylan (Blonde on Blonde, Nashville Skyline & John Wesley Harding), and Bob Seger, Elvis
Presley, Donovan, George Harrison, Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffett, Chuck Berry and Area
Code 615.
2004, Former Westlife member Brian McFadden scored his first and only solo UK No.1 single with ‘Real To Me.’
2006, Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay was arrested and cautioned for common assault following an altercation with a
photographer after an incident outside a London nightclub.
2007, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced they would reform for a star-studded tribute concert in London.
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones would play at a show to remember the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet
Ertegun. The place of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, would be taken by his son Jason. The one-off
concert, the trio’s first performance for 19 years, would take place at the O2 arena in London on 26th November with
tickets costing £125. All profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun’s name in UK, the USA and
Turkey, the country of his birth.
2008, Kanye West was arrested on suspicion of vandalism after a row with a photographer at Los Angeles International
Airport.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 12th
1940,  Tony Bellamy, Redbone, (1971 UK No.2 & US No.21 single ‘The Witch Queen Of New Orleans’).
1943,  Maria Muldaur, US Singer, songwriter, (1974 US No.6 & UK No.21 single ‘Midnight At The Oasis’).
1944, Barry White, soul singer & producer.
1944,  Colin Young, The Foundations
1952, Gerry Beckley, America
1952, Neil Peart, drummer, Rush
1956, Barry Andrews, keyboards, XTC
1956, Brian Robertson, guitar, Thin Lizzy


Music Stuff September 11th
1952, Ahmet Ertegun began recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles
1956, police were called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock
at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times printed a reader’s letter that said: “The hypnotic
rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the
relaxing of all self control.” The film was quickly banned in several English cities.
1961, After George Martin insisted that session drummer Andy White took Ringo Starr’s place, The Beatles returned to EMI
Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single. ‘Love Me Do’ was selected to be The Beatles’ first A-
side, with “P.S. I Love You” on the flip side (a reversal of the original plan).
1964, a 16-year-old youth won a Mick Jagger impersonation contest at The Town Hall Greenwich. The winner turned out to
be Mick’s younger brother Chris Jagger.

1967, Filming began for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. There was no script, nor a very clear idea of exactly what was
to be accomplished, not even a clear direction about where the bus was supposed to go. The ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ bus set
off for the West Country in England stopping for the night in Teignmouth, Devon were hundreds of fans greeted The Beatles
at their hotel.

1971, Donny Osmond No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Go Away Little Girl’.
1976, KC and the Sunshine Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(Shake Shake Shake), Shake Your Body’, – No.
22 hit in the UK.
1977, David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on ‘Bing Crosby’s ‘Merrie Olde Christmas’ TV show duetting with Crosby
on ‘Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy.
1982, Chicago US No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’- No.4 hit in the UK.

1987, founder member of The Wailers Peter Tosh was shot dead at his home in Kingston Jamaica by armed robbers.
1987, Peter Gabriel cleaned up at this year’s MTV Awards, winning best video, best male video, best concept video, best
special effects and five other awards for the track ‘Sledgehammer’.
1987, Level 42′s ‘It’s Over’, became the first CD video single to go on sale in the UK.
1988, Michael Jackson appeared at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England on his Bad World Tour. Over 3,000 fans were
treated by the St. John Ambulance service for passing out, hysteria and being crushed amongst the crowd of 125,000 fans,
the largest concert of the 123-date world tour.

1996, Noel Gallagher walked out on the rest of Oasis half way through an American tour after a fight with his brother Liam
in a hotel in Charlotte North Carolina.
2001, walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World
Trade Centre. The day’s events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their
lead singer.
2004, American lyricist Fred Ebb died of a heart attack at his home in New York City. Co-wrote, ‘New York, New York’
and ‘Chicago’ and worked with Liza Minnelli.
2004, Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden was hailed a hero after tackling a mugger who snatched a German tourist’s
handbag in North London.

2006, a study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis.
Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed
that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have
multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the
study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 11th
1940, Bernie Dwyer, Freddie and the Dreamers
1957,  Jon Moss, drums, Culture Club
1958,  Mick Talbot, Keyboards, Style Council

Music Stuff September 10th
1962, The BBC banned Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers single ‘Monster Mash’ saying it was offensive. The
single went on to be a UK No.3 hit in 1973.

1963, During a chance meeting between The Rolling Stones at Studio 51 Jazz Club in London with Paul McCartney and John
Lennon, the two played the Stones a partly finished song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ which the Stones later record.
1963, The Daily Mirror published a two-page article about The Beatles. Written by Donald Zec, the feature is entitled ‘Four
Frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys Who Are Earning 5,000 Pounds A Week’ Zec, who had attended a Beatles concert in Luton
on Sept. 6 and then invited them to his home to complete the interview, referred to The Beatles’ haircuts as ‘A stone-age hair
style’. The article provided a major boost to their career.
1964, The Kinks third single ‘You Really Got Me’, No.1 on the UK singles chart. Future Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist
Jimmy Page played tambourine on the track.
1964, Rod Stewart recorded his first single, a version of Willie Dixon’s ‘Good Morning Little School Girl.’
1965, The Byrds begin recording ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’. Unlike their first hit, ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, members of the group
itself were permitted to play instead of session musicians.
1966, The Beatles No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Revolver’,
1966, The Supremes started US No.1  ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’,- It made No.3 in the UK and gave Phil Collins a UK No.1 in
1982.

1968, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hey Jude’, the group’s 15th UK No.1 and the longest chart
topper ever at seven minutes and ten seconds- the first release on the Apple  label.

1977, Elvis Presley’s ’40 Golden Greats’  No.1 on the UK album chart.

1983, former Stevie Wonder guitarist Michael Sembello, US   No.1  with ‘Maniac’. The track was featured in the film
‘Flashdance’. A No.43 hit in the UK.

1988, Phil Collins was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love.’

1994, REM were at No.9 on the UK singles chart with ‘What’s The Frequency Kenneth’

1996, Music journalist Ray Coleman died of cancer. Coleman had worked with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and had
been the editor of the UK music weekly Melody Maker throughout the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, into the
era of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

2000, French duo Mojo started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lady’.

2002, Chris Cowey the man behind the UK’s longest running music TV show Top Of The Pops, accused record bosses of
controlling the singles chart with marketing scams and as a result the chart lacked credibility and was ‘full of crap records.’
2005, the 1967 Beatles track ‘A Day In The Life’ from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was voted the best British
song of all time by music experts. The survey by Q magazine called the track “the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means
to be British”. The Kinks’ song ‘Waterloo Sunset’ came second in the poll and ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis was voted in third
place.
2006, Scissor Sisters  No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin. The song was co-written with Elton
John, who also played piano on the song.

2007, Girls Aloud broke the record for most consecutive top 10 hits in the U.K. singles chart by a female act.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 10th

1898, Waldo Semon, invented vinyl in 1926, which was used to make LP and 45 records. Died on 26th May 1998 aged 100.
1939,  Cynthia Lennon first wife of John Lennon, the couple divorced on 8th November 1968.

Music Stuff September 9th

1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You.’ ‘Please Please Me’ was at No.1 on the UK
album chart.
1965, US newspaper The Hollywood reporter ran the following advertisement; ‘Madness folk & roll musicians, singers
wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born.
1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with (‘I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
1968, Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Helter Skelter’. John Lennon played bass and honked on a
saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison
ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.
1972, Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, the group’s third UK No.1.  1977,
David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan’s ITV show

1978, A Taste Of Honey US No.1 – ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’, it made No.3 in the UK.
1978, Boney M scored their first UK No.1 album when ‘Night Flight To Venus’ started a four-week run at the top of the
charts.

1989, Italian based Black Box started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ride On Time’.  1992, Nirvana’s
Chris Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his
guitar after throwing it ‘up in the air’.

2004, US guitar maker Ernie Ball died after a long illness. In the late 50’s Ball opened the first music store in the USA in
Tarzana, California to sell guitars exclusively. He developed the guitar strings called ‘Slinkys’ specifically designed for rock
and roll electric guitar.

2005, Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr’s birthplace because it had “no historical
significance.”

2008, A man was charged with assault after an attack on Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher during the band’s set at the V
Festival in Canada.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 9th
1940, Joe Negroni, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
1941, Otis Redding US soul singer
1946, Billy Preston, US singer, keyboard player.

Music Stuff September 8th
1956, Eddie Cochran signed a one year contract with Liberty Records, Cochran went on to give Liberty three top 40 hits
over the next several years including ‘Summertime Blues,’ ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and ‘C’mon Everybody’.

1957, Reet Petite’ by Jackie Wilson was released for the first time, it became a UK No. 1, 29 years later.

1968, The Beatles performed ‘Hey Jude’ on the UK television show ‘Frost On Sunday’ in front of an invited audience.

1971, The Tams  No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me’, also a 1964 US hit.

1973, Marvin Gaye  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Get It On’- No.31 in the UK.

1977, guitarist Jimmy McCulloch left Wings to help re-form The Small Faces. McCulloch had played with Paul McCartney’s
band on the Venus and Mars and Wings At the Speed of Sound albums, as well as on the Wings Over America tour.

1979, Led Zeppelin scored their eighth UK No.1 album when ‘In Through The Out Door’ went to the top of the charts for
two weeks.

1984, Stevie Wonder  first UK No.1 with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’.
1990, Jon Bon Jovi  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Blaze Of Glory’, No.2 in the UK.

1997, Derek Taylor the publicist for The Beatles died aged 67. Taylor had been responsible for many of the legends
surrounding their career and had also worked with The Beach Boys and The Byrds.
1997, 29 years after the band first formed, Led Zeppelin released ‘Whole Lotta Love’, their first ever single in the UK.

2002, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot. The heavy metal singer qualified as a
£35,000 – a year first officer with Gatwick based airline Astraeus who took holidaymakers to Portugal and Egypt.
2003, David Bowie performed the first interactive concert when his performance was beamed live into 21 cinemas from
Warsaw to Edinburgh. Members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and took requests for
songs from fans.
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.
2004, The Honorable Oscar B. Goodman, Mayor of the City of Las Vegas proclaimed this day as Queen Day after the British
group.

2005, Rod Stewart was ordered to pay a Las Vegas casino $2m (£1.1m) for missing a New Year concert in 2000. Stewart
had said he was unable to play at the Rio hotel and casino because his voice disappeared after an operation to remove a
cancerous thyroid tumour. The singer said his voice only recovered in time to begin a world tour in June 2001 and he had
since performed 150 shows.
2005, A charity album featuring some of the biggest bands in the UK was thought to be the fastest ever produced. Coldplay,
Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs, Antony and the Johnsons, The Magic Numbers, The Coral, Bloc Party and Gorillaz were among
those who recorded tracks for ‘Help: A Day in the Life.’ The whole 22-track album was made available for download from
the War Child website the following day.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 8th

1897, Jimmie Rodgers singer, songwriter, the first country music star.
1925, Peter Sellers actor, The Goons,

1932, Patsy Cline, country singer, the first female country singer to cross over as a pop artist.



Music Stuff September 5th
1954, Kitty Kallen was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Little Things That Mean A Lot’. The American singer’s only hit
making her the first ever UK one hit wonder.
1964, The Animals  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘House Of The Rising Sun’.
1978, Joe Negroni from Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers died of a brain haemorrhage.
1981, Soft Cell UK  No.1  with  ‘Tainted Love.’
1990, Ian Dury And The Blockheads drummer Charley Charles died of cancer.
1992, Kylie Minogue  No.1 UK album with her ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation LP.
1998, Boyzone  No.1 on the UK album chart with their album ‘Where We Belong’.
1998, Manic Street Preachers first UK No.1 single with ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’. The group’s 19th
hit and the first Welsh act to have a No.1 single since Shakin’ Stevens in 1985. The song is in the Guinness World Records
as the longest title for a No.1 single without brackets.
1999, after spending 58 weeks on the UK album chart, Shania Twain went to No.1 with ‘Come On Over’. It gave the
Canadian singer the biggest selling UK album of the year.
2004, Nelly went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Place / Flap Your Wings.’
2006, Arctic Monkeys won this year’s UK Mercury Prize for their album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.’
2007, a new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the
problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a “high risk” profession.
2008, a study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were
closely related. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the
UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves. Fans of Indie
music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country
& Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had
high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing.
2008, Reba McEntire No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Keep on Loving You’ the country singer, songwriter’s twenty fifth-
studio album.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 5th
1936, Willie Woods, Junior Walker and the All Stars
1939,  John Stewart, singer, songwriter with The Kingston Trio. As a solo artist he had a 1979 US No.5 single with ‘Gold’.
He also wrote The Monkees hit ‘Daydream Believer’.
1945, Al Stewart, UK singer, songwriter, (1977 UK No.31 & US No.8 single ‘Year Of The Cat’).
1946,  Buddy Miles drummer with The Ink Spots, Wilson Pickett, Electric Flag and the Jimi Hendrix. Featured on the 1970
album Band Of Gypsies.
1946,  Dean Ford, Marmalade, (1969 UK No.1 single ‘Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da’).
1946, Freddie Mercury
1946, Loudon Wainwright III, US singer, songwriter
1949, Dave Clempson guitar, Humble Pie


Music Stuff 4th September

1961, The Highwaymen  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Michael’, UK  No.1. The group were made up of five university
students.

1962, The Beatles’ first formal recording session at EMI’s Abbey Road studios took place. George Martin was unhappy with
a previous session on June 6, so he called The Beatles back into the studio to try again. They recorded six songs, including
‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Please Please Me.’ 1965, The Beatles  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Help’
1965, The Who had their van stolen containing over £5000 worth of equipment outside the Battersea Dogs Home.
1968, The Bee Gees  UK No.1  with ‘I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You’.
1968, The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are
recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync
performances.

1976, The Bee Gees US No.1  with ‘You Should Be Dancing’- a No.5 hit n the UK.

1982, Survivor were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the theme from the film Rocky III ‘Eye Of The Tiger’

1995, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Paul Weller, Manic St Preachers and The Stone Roses all recorded tracks for the ‘War Child’
charity album, which was released five days later. All profits went to children caught up in the current war in former
Yugoslavia.
1999, Enrique Iglesias was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ballamos’.
2005, Mike Gibbins drummer with Badfinger died in his sleep at his Florida home aged 56.
2005, McFly went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Wonderland’ the group’s second No.1 album.. 2008, the first guitar
torched on stage by Jimi Hendrix sold for £280,000 at an auction of rock memorabilia.

2008, Friends and family of Michael Jackson paid their last respects to the singer at a funeral held at Glendale’s Forest Lawn
Memorial Park, Los Angeles. Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Quincy Jones, Macaulay Culkin, Berry Gordy and Lisa Marie Presley
were among the 200 invited guests.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 4th

1942, Bubba Knight, The Pips

1951,  Martin Chambers, drums, Pretenders

1969,  Sasha, producer, DJ
1975, Mark Ronson, UK music producer, artist and co-founder of Allido Records.

1981, Beyonce, singer with Destiny’s Child

Music Stuff September 3rd
1955, Band leader Mitch Miller had the US No.1 with a song that was written in 1853, ‘The Yellow Rose Of Texas.’
1962, After playing a lunchtime show at The Cavern in Liverpool, The Beatles played the first of three Monday night gigs at
The Queen’s Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and
Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.
1965, a Rolling Stones gig in Dublin, Ireland ended in a riot after 30 fans jumped onto the stage. Jagger was knocked to the
floor as the rest of the band fled the stage.
1966, Donovan went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sunshine Superman’, a No.2 hit in the UK.
1967, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones announced he was applying for a pilot’s licence.
1968, after a two week absence, Ringo Starr rejoined The Beatles.
1970, Alan Wilson guitar player with Canned Heat was found dead at fellow band-members Bob Hite’s garden in Topanga
Canyon, Los Angeles aged 27.
1970, Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop ’70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the
performance of his hit ‘Fire’), and stripped naked during his stage performance.
1977, The month after his death, Elvis Presley had 27 albums and 9 singles in the Top 100 charts in the UK.
1983, The Eurythmics  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’.
1983, UB40 had their first UK No.1 single with ‘Red Red Wine’.
1991, Ike Turner was released from prison having served 18 months of a four-year prison term
2000, British Boy band A1 No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the 1985 A-Ha hit ‘Take On Me’.
2004, songwriter and producer Billy Davis died in New York after a long illness. He co-wrote Jackie Wilson’s, ‘Reet Petite’
and the jingle ‘I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke.’ Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Gladys
Knight all recorded his songs.
2004, Sir Cliff Richard stunned the music industry by ending his contract with EMI records and signing with Eminem’s label
Universal Music.
2005, Blues musician Fats Domino was rescued from New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city.
2009, Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world became the the highest grossing tour ever for a solo artist tour making 250m.

Birthday Boys and Girl September 3rd
1934, blues guitarist Freddie King.
1942, Al Jardine, guitar, vocals, The Beach Boys
1944, Gary Leeds, The Walker Brothers
1962 Lester Noel, Beats International, (1990 UK No.1 single ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ featuring vocalist former actress in TV’s
‘Grange Hill’, Lindy Layton, produced by Norman Cook).
1973, Jennifer Paige, US singer

Music Stuff September 2nd

1964, on tour in the USA The Beatles appeared at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Days before the concert,
Philadelphia had experienced race-riots, The Beatles, who were Civil Rights supporters, were shocked to see that their
audience of 13,000 is completely white.

1964, The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song ‘Little Red Rooster’ at Regent Sound Studios in
London, England.

1965, Steam Packet with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Julie Discoll and The Brian Auger Trinity appeared at the Marquee
Club, London.

1972, Rod Stewart was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Wear It Well’, the singers second UK No.1 was taken
from his album ‘Never A Dull Moment.’

1989, Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on the condition that he
immediately went into detox, the case was later dropped when the couple decide to reconcile.

1994, English dancer, singer, television presenter and musician, Roy Castle died of lung cancer two days after his 62nd
birthday. In the mid 60’s he had his own TV show and presented the long running TV show Record Breakers in the 70’s
until 1994.

2000, Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Music’, her 10th UK No.1 single, from her album of the same
title. The video stars Madonna as well as comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as his famous character Ali G.

2001, American saxophonist Jay Migliori died of cancer aged 70. As a session musician he recorded with The Beach Boys,
Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa and was the founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker.

2002, Thieves broke into the London home of Icelandic singer Bjork and stole valuable recording equipment. The 36-year-old
singer was asleep in the flat at the time of the incident.

2005, Kanye West criticised President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina during a televised benefit concert in New York.
The show, which was raising funds for relief efforts, featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Harry
Connick Jr and Wynton Marsalis. Appearing alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment West told the
audience: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” The comment went out live on the US east coast, but was cut
from a taped version seen on the west coast.

2006, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was sentenced to three years in a US prison for multiple counts of tax
fraud.

2007, 17 year-old Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Beautiful Girls’, also
a US No.1. The song samples the bassline from Ben E. King’s classic ‘Stand by Me’.

2009, Guy Babylon, keyboard player with the Elton John Band died of a heart attack while swimming in his pool at his home
in Los Angeles, California.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 2nd

1925,  Hugo Montenegro

1925, Russ Conway

1939, Bobby Purify

Music Stuff  September 1st
1952, Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles’ contract from Swingtime Records, where Charles had been recording in the
mellower, bluesy style of Nat King Cole and Charles Brown.
1955, after complaints from his neighbours, Rock ‘n’ Roll fan Sidney Adams was fined £3 and 10 shillings, by a London
Court after playing Bill Haley’s ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ all day at full volume.
1956, Elvis Presley  No.2 on the US singles chart with ‘Hound Dog’ being held off the top by The Platters ‘My Prayer’.
1956, 19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at Sun Records hoping for an audition, only to find that owner Sam Phillips was
on vacation in Florida. Jerry Lee recorded some demos that Phillips would hear when he returned.
1957, The Biggest Show Of Stars package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount featuring: Buddy Holly & The Crickets,
The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lymon.
1962, Tommy Roe  No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sheila’, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1966, The Who’s single ‘I’m A Boy’ entered the UK chart peaking at No.2 giving the band their second No.2 hit.
1967, the four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney’s house in London to decide upon their next course of action
following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-
delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical
Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.
1974, The Osmonds  No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Johnny Bristol song ‘Love Me For A Reason’
1977, Blondie, featuring former Playboy Bunny Debra Harry, signed their first major record company contract with Chrysalis
Records.
1979, Van Morrison, Talking Heads, Squeeze, The Undertones, Steele Pulse and The Chieftains all appeared at The
Edinburgh Rock Festival, Scotland, tickets, £6.
1979, U2 released their very first record, an EP titled ‘U2-3.’
1980, Stevie Wonder played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley Arena.
1984, after a 25-year career, Tina Turner had her first solo No.1 single in the US with ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’.
1986, Madness announced they were splitting up.
1996, Kim Wilde married actor Hal Fowler who she met while working on the West End musical Tommy.
2000, The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors.
2002, Atomic Kitten started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the 1980 Blondie hit, ‘The
Tide Is High.’
2007, Supergrass were forced to put all plans on hold after band member Mick Quinn broke his back. The bass player and
vocalist sleepwalked out of a first floor window of a villa where he was staying in the South of France; he was rushed to a
specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae as well as a smashed heel.
2009, Jake Brockman, former keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen was killed when his motorbike was in collision
with a converted ambulance on the Isle of Man. In 1989 the band’s first drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar crash.

Birthday Boys and Girls September 1st
1927, Tommy Evans, The Drifters
1933, Conway Twitty,
1944, Archie Bell, The Drells,
1947,  Barry Gibb, singer, songwriter, producer, The Bee Gees,
1949,  Russ Field, Showaddywaddy
1950,  Peter Hewson, Chicory Tip
1955,Bruce Foxton, bass, vocals, The Jam
1957, Gloria Estefan