1959: The Isley Brothers released the single "Shout". It would not become immensely popular until years later--at the time it only reached #47!
1960: Johnny Burnette recorded "You're Sixteen".
1963: "She Loves You" by the Beatles was released by Swan Records in the United States and, despite being #1 in the U.K., was ignored until 1964 when the Beatles' invasion was well underway.
1964: The Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, Bobby Sherman, the Wellingtons and Alan Sues helped premiere the series Shindig! on ABC-TV.
1965: The Dean Martin Show premiered on ABC-TV. It would last 10 years.
1965: The Rolling Stones, the Everly Brothers, the Byrds and the Kinks opened the second season of Shindig!
1966: Pete Quafe left the Kinks.
1967: The Beatles recorded "Your Mother Should Know" at Abbey Road Studios.
Felix Cavaliere gave one of the great vocal performances of the Rock Era
1967: The Young Rascals moved up big (80 to 43) with "How Can I Be Sure".
1968: The Turtles released the single "Elenore".
1970: Jimi Hendrix performed for the final time, appearing with Eric Burdon and War at a London club.
1971: Led Zeppelin played at the Honolulu Civic Club in Hawai'i.
1972: The Eagles were in concert at the Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida.
1972: Rod Stewart topped the U.K. album chart with Never A Dull Moment.
1972: Mac Davis reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me".
Chicago had a hot song...
1972: Three Dog Night jumped from 9 to 1 with their 10th Top 10 and 14th hit--"Black and White". Mac Davis was up with "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" and Gilbert O'Sullivan finally relinquished the #1 spot after six weeks with "Alone Again (Naturally)". Chicago jumped from 10 to 4 with "Saturday in the Park". The rest of the Top 10: "Back Stabbers" from the O'Jays, the Hollies were on their way down with "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress), Gary Glitter and "Rock and Roll Part 2", Looking Glass was at 8 with "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)", Elton John scored another Top 10 hit with "Honky Cat" and Al Green had "I'm Still in Love With You".
1974: Monday's are of course the date that singles are released and if you look at a 1974 calendar, you'll see that Monday fell on September 16. On that date, Bachman-Turner Overdrive released the 45 of "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet".
1977: Marc Bolan, the wild frontman of T. Rex, died in a car accident at the age of 29.
1978: Blondie performed in two shows at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
1979: Don't Look Back reached #1 on the album chart for Boston. They jumped over the Rolling Stones album Some Girls like it was standing still (which it was). Foreigner stayed at 3 with Double Vision while the "Grease" Soundtrack was #4.
1985: Mr. Mister released their first single "Broken Wings".
They were not twins, nor were they named Thompson...
1985: The Thompson Twins released the single "Lay Your Hands On Me".
1989: U2 jammed with B.B. King on a boat that had been rented for King on his 64th birthday in Sydney Harbour in Australia.
Madonna with one of her biggest career hits...
1989: Gloria Estefan had the #1 song with "Don't Wanna' Lose You", Milli Vanilli had #2--"Girl I'm Gonna' Miss You" and Warrant was at 3 with "Heaven". The rest of the Top 10: New Kids on the Block and "Hangin' Tough", Surface with "Shower Me with Your Love", Paula Abdul's former #1 "Cold Hearted" was at #6, Cher's comeback song "If I Could Turn Back Time", Skid Row with "18 and Life", the Jeff Healey Band had song #9 with "Angel Eyes" and Madonna hit the Top 10 with "Cherish".
1989: 11 years after Saturday Night Fever and 31 years after they began their career, the Bee Gees reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "One".
1991: Willie Nelson married makeup artist Ann-Marie D'Angelo.
1991: Boyz II Men released the single "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday".
1992: Barbra Streisand performed for the first time in six years at a fundraiser for the Democratic Party in the United States.
1993: The home of Grace Slick of Jefferson Starship was destroyed by a fire.
1996: Sheryl Crow released the single "If It Makes You Happy".
1997: Usher released his second album My Way.
1998: Mott the Hoople reunited for the first time in 24 years for a performance at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street in London.
2003: Sheb Wooley ("The Purple People-Eater") died of leukemia at the age of 82.
2004: Green Day performed their rock opera American Idiot during their show in Hollywood, California.
2004: Izora Rhodes Armstead of the Weather Girls died of heart failure at the age of 62. She also sang backup for C+C Music Factory and Sylvester.
2004: The coroner's report revealed that Rick James ("Superfreak") had nine drugs in his system when he died in August, including cocaine, methamphetamine, Valium and Vicodin.
2006: Bill Berry, the original drummer of R.E.M., joined the band onstage for a performance honoring their induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
2006: Bob Dylan went to #1 on the album chart with Modern Times.
2008: Norman Whitfield, songwriter and producer on such hits as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Cloud Nine", "War", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and many others, died of diabetes and other illnesses in Los Angeles.
2009: Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary died of leukemia at the age of 72.
Born This Day:
1925: B.B. King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
1941: Joe Butler of Lovin' Spoonful was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
1942: Bernie Calvert, bass guitarist for the Hollies, was born in Brierfield, England.
1944: Betty Kelley of Martha and the Vandellas was born in Attalla, Alabama.
1948: Kenny Jones, drummer for the Faces and later the Who, was born in London.
1950: David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers ("Let Your Love Flow" from 1976) was born in Darby, Florida.
1952: Ron Blair, bass guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, was born in Macon, Georgia.
1963: Richard Marx was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1968: Marc Anthony was born in New York City.
1976: Tina Barrett of S Club 7 was born in Hammersmith, London, England.
1977: Musiq Soulchild (Talib Johnson) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1992: Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers was born in Dallas, Texas.