Sunday, September 4, 2016

This Date in Rock Music History: September 5

1964: A new British group first appeared on the charts on this date. Manfred Mann, which had released the single "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" on August 31, first appeared on the chart with that release.

1964:  After just five weeks, the Animals concluded a frantic race up the charts with "The House Of The Rising Sun" as the song hit #1.  The Supremes slipped with "Where Did Our Love Go".  
1964:  The Rolling Stones began a tour of the U.K. at the Astoria Theatre in Finsbury Park in London.

1965:  The Rolling Stones began recording "Get Off My Cloud" at RCA Studios in Los Angeles.
1966:  John Lennon flew to Hannover, Germany to begin filming the movie How I Won the War.
1970:  Cosmo's Factory by CCR was the #1 album for the third week.
1970:  Stevie Wonder landed a sixth week at #1 on the R&B chart with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)".

1970:  Three Dog Night moved from #90 to #68 with "Out In The Country".
1971:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono offered the films Cold Turkey, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Give Peace a Chance, Instant Karma and Up Your Leg at the London Art Spectrum in Alexandra Palace.
1978:  Joe Negroni of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in New York City at the age of 37.
1981:  Bruce Springsteen came onstage at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, California to join the Pretenders in singing the Jackie Wilson song "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher".

1981:  Bella Donna from Stevie Nicks moved into the #1 position on the Album chart, taking over from Foreigner's 4, which slipped to 2.  Journey's great album Escape locked in the #3 spot while Pat Benatar was fourth with Precious Time and Billy Squier landed #5 with Don't Say No.  The rest of the Top 10:  Rickie Lee Jones with Pirates, Rick Springfield and Working Class Dog, Street Songs from Rick James, the Moody Blues fell to #9 with Long Distance Voyager and REO Speedwagon closed the list with Hi Infidelity in its 39th week of release.
1981:  "Endless Love" topped the AC chart by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie.

1981:  Rick Springfield moved from #65 to #43 with "I've Done Everything For You".
1981:  "Endless Love" by Ross & Richie made it four weeks at #1, holding off "Slow Hand" from the Pointer Sisters.  "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" from Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers came in third before the hard-charging "Urgent" from Foreigner.  The rest of the Top 10:  Ronnie Milsap and "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me", Juice Newton remained the same with "Queen Of Hearts", Journey was up to #7 with "Who's Crying Now", the Commodores with "Lady (You Bring Me Up)", "Jessie's Girl" from Rick Springfield and Joey Scarbury had #10--"Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)".
1982:  Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Hoyt Axton, Jerry Jeff Walker, and the Grateful Dead played to wrap up the highly successful US Festival near San Bernadino, California.

1985:  John Mellencamp released his great album Scarecrow.  (Note:  some websites falsely report the album was released November 4.  The album debuted on the charts in the U.S. on September 21, 1985.  It is physically impossible for a release to appear on the Album chart if it has not been released as an album.)
1986:  Dire Straits won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with "Money For Nothing". 
1987:  Bob Dylan performed at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel.

1987:  Dick Clark's American Bandstand was canceled after 30 years on television.
1987:  Los Lobos spent a second week at #1 with "La Bamba" but Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett were moving up with "I Just Can't Stop Loving You".  Madonna came in third with "Who's That Girl" and Debbie Gibson was up to #4 with "Only In My Dreams".  The rest of the Top 10:  Whitney Houston's "Didn't We Almost Have It All", Richard Marx on his way south with "Don't Mean Nothing", Dan Hill with Vonda Sheppard moved "Can't We Try" up to #7, Whitesnake's only Top 10 of their career "Here I Go Again" moved from 15 to 8, the Whispers were "Rock Steady" and Huey Lewis & the News landed their 11th Top 10 hit out of 14 releases with "Doing It All For My Baby".

1988:  Boy Meets Girl released the single "Waiting For A Star To Fall".

1992: The Heights released the single "How Do You Talk To An Angel".1992:  John Mellencamp married Elaine Irwin.  The two met while John was recording the video "Get a Leg Up".
1992:  Boyz II Men were up to three weeks at #1 with "End Of The Road".  TLC came in second again for the fourth week with "Baby-Baby-Baby" while Guns N' Roses had the #3 song--"November Rain".

1992: Peter Cetera from Sun Valley, Idaho held down the #1 Adult Contemporary chart with "Restless Heart".

1993:  Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
1996:  Capitol Records released the eight-disc Laserdisc set The Beatles Anthology, featuring over ten hours of video of the group.
2000:  Noel Gallagher, guitarist and songwriter of Oasis, split with wife Meg Matthews.
2000:  Tori Amos and husband Mark Hawley celebrated the birth of daughter Natashya "Tash" L√≥rien Hawley in London.
2002:  Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Eve, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone performed at the National Football League concert in Times Square in New York City prior to the opening game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

2003:  The Neil Young-directed film Greendale premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
2003:  We haven't had an episode of Dangerous Inmates Run Rap Music in a few days--this should suffice.  Beanie Sigel had his bail revoked after the judge heard testimony that the rapper was threatening witnesses.
2005:  Sheryl Crow announced she was engaged to multiple Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
2012:  Joe South, singer, songwriter and guitarist who did "Games People Play" and "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", died of heart failure in Flowery Branch, Georgia at age 72.  South also wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Deep Purple, the Osmonds, Gene Vincent, Lynn Anderson ("Rose Garden") and Billy Joe Royal and worked with Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Tommy Roe and others.  (Note:  some websites report Joe died in Buford, Georgia.  According to the newspaper 'The New York Times', he died in Flowery Branch.)

Born This Day:

1939:  John Stewart, who wrote "Daydream Believer" for the Monkees and kept "Gold" for himself, was born in San Diego, California; died January 19, 2008 in San Diego after suffering a massive stroke.
1945:  Dean Ford, lead singer of Marmalade ("Reflections Of My Life" from 1969), was born in Coatbridge, Scotland.

1945:  Al Stewart was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1946:  Freddie Mercury (real name Farookh Bulsara), lead singer of Queen, was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania; died November 24, 1991 of the AIDS virus.
1946:  Loudon Wainwright III ("Dead Skunk" from 1973) was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
1947:  Buddy Miles, drummer with Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, Santana, Electric Flag and yes, the California Raisins, was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
1949:  Clem Clempson of Humble Pie was born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England.
1966:  Terry Ellis of En Vogue was born in Houston, Texas.
1968:  Brad Wilk, drummer of Rage Against the Machine, was born in Portland, Oregon.

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