September 9th: On this Day In Music History
|1954, Elvis played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.|
|1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan show', performing 'Don't Be Cruel', 'Love Me Tender' and 'Ready Teddy' from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles. |
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', giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single.
1967, The Doors appeared at the Village Theater in New York City. (Later known as The Fillmore East).
|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.|
|1971, During a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Hampton Roads Coliseum in Hampton. |
|1972, Jim Croce started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'You Don't Mess Around With Jim.'|
|1972, Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', the group's third UK No.1. Taken from their album 'Slayed?'|
|1977, David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's ITV show, Marc, singing 'Heroes' as well as a duet with Bolan, 'Standing Next To You', which is prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie's amusement. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan is killed in a car crash a week later.|
|1977, Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention appeared at the SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, California.|
|1978, A Taste Of Honey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Boogie Oogie Oogie', it made No.3 in the UK.|
1978, Frank Zappa, The Tubes, Peter Gabriel, The Boomtown Rats, Rockpile and Wilko Johnson's Solid Senders all appeared at Knebworth Park, England tickets cost £5.50 in advance or £6.00 on the day.