September 13th: On this Day In Music History
|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.|
|1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She's Not You'. His 12th UK No.1|
|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.