This Day in Rock Music History: September 6

    1958:  Georgia Gibbs appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.
    1961:  Ray Charles released the single "Hit the Road, Jack".
    1961:  Bob Dylan performed at the Gaslight Cafe in New York City.
    1965:  The Toys released the single "A Lover's Concerto".

    1968:  Eric Clapton recorded the guitar solo for the Beatles' song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
    1969:  James Brown announced his retirement following a live performance at the Mid-Southern Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.

    1969:  The Rolling Stones held on to #1 for a third week with "Honky Tonk Women".  Johnny Cash couldn't get past them with "A Boy Named Sue".  The Archies remained poised to move with "Sugar, Sugar" and CCR was up well with "Green River".  The rest of an excellent Top 10:  The Youngbloods with "Get Together", Jackie DeShannon's "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", Bob Dylan and "Lay Lady Lady", Three Dog Night was up from 13-8 with "Easy to Be Hard", Neil Diamond slipped with "Sweet Caroline" and Tom Jones had song #10--"I'll Never Fall in Love Again".

    1971:  Lighthouse released one of my favorite songs of the 70's--the single "One Fine Morning".
    1972:  John Lennon appeared on the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.
    1974:  Splinter's "The Place I Love" was the first release on George Harrison's Dark Horse Records.
    1975:  The Carpenters hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart with their remake of the great Neil Sedaka song "Solitaire".

    1975:  "Mr. Jaws" from Dickie Goodman was the highest debuting song at #49.
    1975:  Glen Campbell had the top song on this date with "Rhinestone Cowboy".  Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds were still hanging around at #2 with "Fallin' in Love".  K.C. & the Sunshine Band's former #1 "Get Down Tonight" was at #3 with Janis Ian moving up three with "At Seventeen".  The rest of the Top 10:  James Taylor's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", the Bee Gees with their former #1 "Jive Talkin'", David Bowie with his biggest career hit "Fame" at #7, the Isley Brothers and "Fight the Power", Barry Manilow's adaptation of Frederic Chopin ("Could It Be Magic") moved into the Top 10 and the former #1 from the Eagles--"One of These Nights" was #10.

    1975:  Red Octopus completed an amazing comeback for Jefferson Starship, rising to the #1 album.  Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John fell to 2 while Janis Ian enjoyed the biggest album of her career with Between the Lines.  The Eagles held steady at #4 with One of These Nights.
    1978:  Tom Wilson, producer of the Bob Dylan album Highway 61 Revisted, died in Los Angeles.
    1980:  Diana Ross remained at #1 for a fourth week on the R&B chart with "Upside Down".
    1980:  The 24th hit from Diana Ross became her fifth solo #1--"Upside Down".
    1982:  Paul McCartney released the album Tug of War.
    1986:  Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "Friends and Lovers".

    1990:  Tom Fogerty, rhythm guitarist of CCR, died of AIDS at the age of 48 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    1993:  Don Henley, Elton John, Sting, Aerosmith and Jimmy Buffett performed in a benefit concert that Henley arranged in Boston for Walden Woods.

    1994:  Nicky Hopkins died at the age of 50 in London.  Hopkins played piano for the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, John Lennon and the Kinks.
    1995:  Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland prior to the baseball game in which the great Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles set the all-time record for consecutive games played.
    1999:  Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was sentenced to one year in jail for violating parole.
    2000:  Oxford University invited Michael Jackson to speak to its debating society.
    2008:  The Eagles performed at the BOK in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    2010:  Jane's Addiction announced that bass guitarist Duff McKagan was leaving the group.

    Born This Day:
    1942:  Dave Bargeron, trombone player of Blood, Sweat & Tears, was born in New York City.

    1944:  Roger Waters of Pink Floyd was born in Great Bookham, England.
    1961:  Pal Waaktaar, guitarist and songwriter with A-Ha, was born in Oslo, Norway.
    1960:  Perry Bamonte, keyboard and guitar player of the Cure, was born in London.
    1969:  CeCe Peniston ("Finally") was born in Dayton, Ohio.

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    1971:  Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, was born in Limerick, Ireland.
    1974:  Nina Persson of the Cardigans ("Lovefool") was born in Orebro, Narke, Sweden.
    1979:  Foxy Brown was born in New York City.Source URL:
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