This Day in Rock Music History: September 5

    1960:  Sam Cooke's daughter, Tracie, was born.
    1964:  A new British group first appeared on the charts on this date.  Manfred Mann, who had released the single "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" on August 31, first appeared on the chart with that release.
    1964:  The Rolling Stones began a tour of the U.K. in London.

    1965:  The Rolling Stones recorded "Get Off My Cloud" in Los Angeles.
    1965:  After just five weeks, the Animals concluded a frantic race up the charts with "The House of the Rising Sun".  The Supremes slipped with "Where Did Our Love Go".  
    1966:  A new group had been created to serve as "the American version of the Beatles".  On this date, the Monkees released their first single--"Last Train to Clarksville".

    1966:  The Left Banke released the single "Walk Away Renee".
    1966:  John Lennon flew to 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".
    1972:  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.
    1977:  Monday fell on this date, and that of course meant the release date for new singles.  Linda Ronstadt released her remake of the Roy Orbison song "Blue Bayou".
    1978:  Joe Negroni of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, died in New York City at the age of 38.
    1981:  Bruce Springsteen came onstage 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 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)".
    1983:  Huey Lewis and the News released the single "Heart and Soul".
    1986:  Dire Straits won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video. 
    1987:  Bob Dylan performed 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:  Metallica released the album And Justice for All.

    1988:  Boy Meets Girl released the single "Waiting for a Star to Fall".
    1988:  Will never forget when this song was played at Baltimore's Camden Yards as Cal Ripken took a victory lap around the stadium after officially breaking baseball's all-time record for consecutive games played.  On this date, Whitney Houston released the single "One Moment in Time".

    1990:  B.B. King received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    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 Stanley, Idaho held down the #1 Adult Contemporary chart with "Restless Heart".

    1993:  Guitarist Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    1996:  Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology, over ten hours of video of the group.

    1997:  Elton John sang an updated version of "Candle in the Wind" at the funeral of England's Princess Diana.  The song would go on to become the top-selling single of all-time.
    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" Lórien Hawley in London.

    2001:  The album Junichiro Koizumi Presents:  My Favorite Elvis Songs was released exclusively in Japan.  The album is a collection of Elvis Presley songs chosen by the prime minister.
    2002:  Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Eve, Enrique Iglesias and 'N Sync's Joey Fatone performed at the National Football League concert 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.

    Born This Day:

    1939:  John Stewart, who wrote "Daydream Believer" for the Monkees and kept "Gold" for himself, was born in San Diego, California.

    1945:  Al Stewart was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

    1946:  Freddie Mercury (real name Farookh Bulsara), lead singer of Queen, was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
    1946:  Buddy Miles, drummer with Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, Santana, Electric Flag and yes, the California Raisins, was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
    1946:  Dean Ford, lead singer of Marmalade ("Reflections of My Life" from 1969), was born in Coatbridge, Scotland.
    1947:  Loudon Wainwright III ("Dead Skunk" from 1973)
    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.Source URL:
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