This Day in Rock Music History: September 10

    1956:  Music fans stormed into record stores with requests to purchase the song "Love Me Tender", which had not even been released yet.
    1962:  Gene Pitney released the single "Only Love Can Break Your Heart".
    1963:  The Rolling Stones ran into Paul McCartney and John Lennon at Studio 51 Jazz Club in London.  The two Beatles played the song "I Wanna' Be Your Man" for the Stones, who later recorded it.
    1963:  The Beatles received the award for Top Vocal Group of the Year from the Variety Club of Great Britain.
    1964:  Rod Stewart recorded his first single "Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl" with the Hoochie Koochie Men.  Future Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones played on the song.
    1964:  The Kinks had the top song in the U.K. with "You Really Got Me".
    1965:  The Byrds began recording the song "Turn!  Turn!  Turn!".

                 Things were looking up for Bobby Hebb

    1965:  Revolver by the Beatles shot up from #45 to #1 to leave no doubt which was the top album.  That's still the 12th-biggest leap to #1 of the Rock Era.
    1966:  The Rolling Stones performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.
    1966:  The Supremes scored their seventh #1 song out of 17 released with "You Can't Hurry Love".  Donovan barely had time to get comfortable at the position with "Sunshine Superman", which fell to #2.  The Beatles had hit #45 in their first three years with "Yellow Submarine".  The Happenings fell with "See You in September" while the former #1 "Summer in the City" from Lovin' Spoonful was song #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Wilson Pickett & "Land of 1,000 Dances", "Sunny" from Bobby Hebb, Lee Dorsey remained at 8 with "Working in the Coal Mine", the Hollies popped from 18 to 9 with "Bus Stop" and "Guantanamera" by the Sandpipers moved into the Top 10.
    1968:  The Beatles posted their 15th #1 song in the U.K. with "Hey Jude".
    1970:  Michael Nesmith of the Monkees celebrated the birth of his daughter Jessica.
    1972:  The Eagles played at the War Memorial Auditorium in Syracuse, New York.

    1975:  Kiss released the double album Alive, which featured live performances of tracks on their first three albums.
    1975:  Bob Dylan recorded "Hurricane", "Oh Sister" and "Simple Twist of Fate" for the television special The World of John Hammond, Hammond being the man who signed him to Columbia Records.

    1977:  The Sanford Townsend Band had the only new entry in the Top 10 on this date--"Smoke from a Distant Fire".
    1977:  Carly Simon ("Nobody Does It Better") took over the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart from then-husband James Taylor ("Handy Man"), believed to be the only time in the Rock Era that feat has occurred.
    1977:  The album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac tied the existing Rock Era record for weeks at #1, set in 1967 by the album More of the Monkees.  On this date, the two were tied for that mark with 18. 
    1979:  Patti Smith ("Because the Night" from 1978) told an audience of 85,000 in Florence, Italy she was retiring from live performance.  She wanted to spend more time with husband Fred "Sonic" Smith of MC5.
    1980:  Peter Comita replaced Tom Peterson in Cheap Trick.

    1983:  Michael Sembello, formerly the guitarist for Stevie Wonder, completed a charge up to #1 with "Maniac", taking the place of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" from the Eurythmics.  Men Without Hats had song #3--"The Safety Dance" while Taco was "Puttin' on the Ritz".  The rest of the Top 10:  Billy Joel's "Tell Her About It" from the album An Innocent Man, the Police with their former #1 "Every Breath You Take", Donna Summer with her 24th career hit "She Works Hard for the Money", Bonnie Tyler moved from 15-8 with her great song "Total Eclipse of the Heart", Michael Jackson was at 9 with "Human Nature" and Culture Club fell with "I'll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya".
    1983:  The album Thriller by Michael Jackson regained the #1 position to notch week #20 at the top spot. 
    1984:  The comeback train was full steam ahead and on this date Tina Turner released the single "Better Be Good to Me".
    1988:  Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits began an American tour together.
    1988:  Phil Collins reached #1 in the U.K. with "A Groovy Kind of Love".

    1988:  The song with that unforgettable guitar open--"Sweet Child O' Mine" from Guns N' Roses was the new #1 song with Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" and "Perfect World" from Huey Lewis & the News trailing.  "Monkey" slid down for George Michael and Van Halen had song #5 with "When It's Love".  The rest of the Top 10:  "Fast Car" from Tracy Chapman, Taylor Dayne was up with "I'll Always Love You", #8 belonged to the New Edition and "If It Isn't Love", Bobby McFerrin was all smiles with "Don't Worry Be Happy", which moved from 15-9 and Kenny Loggins collected his 18th hit with "Nobody's Fool".
    1988:  Def Leppard registered a fifth week at #1 on the album chart with Hysteria, now in its 56th week.  It was an interesting test of endurance as Guns N' Roses had the #2 album Appetite for Destruction, which was in its 55th week.
    1990:  Swing Out Sister released the single "Break Out".
    1990:  Mariah Carey released her song "Love Takes Time".

    Will Smith Fresh Prince of BelAir

    1990:  Will Smith made his television debut in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
    1990:  The Hard Rock Cafe opened a restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    1991:  Garth Brooks released the album Ropin' the Wind.
    1992:  Slash (he also went by the name Buckethead), guitarist for Guns N' Roses, married Renee Suran.
    1994:  Boyz II Men remained at #1 on the R&B chart for a fourth week with "I'll Make Love to You".

    1995:  Cyndi Lauper received an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the television show "Mad About You".
    1996:  Ray Coleman died of cancer.  Coleman was a prominent journalist with the U.K. weekly magazine Melody Maker throughout the career of the Beatles and into the mid-70's.

    1998:  Gary Glitter ("Rock and Roll, Pt. 2" from 1973) appeared in court on child pornography charges.
    2005:  U2, Alicia Keys, Green Day, Kelly Clarkson, Game, Nine Inch Nails, Good Charlotte, Kanye West and David Banner performed at a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
    2005:  Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, session guitarist who recorded with Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Frank Zappa and others, died at the age of 81 in Orange, Texas. 
    2007:  Girls Aloud broke the U.K. record for consecutive Top 10 songs by a female act when "Sexy" gave the group their 16th in a row.

    2008:  Peoria, Illinois named a street "Dan Fogelberg Parkway" after the late superstar.
    2008:  Peter Gabriel was given the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International in London.

    Born This Day:
    1898:  Waldo Semon, the inventor of vinyl in 1926, the substance used to make LP and 45 records; died May 26, 1998 at the age of 100.

    1942:  Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night was born in Buncrana, Donegal, Ireland.

    1945:  Jose Feliciano was born in Lares, Puerto Rico.
    1949:  Barriemore Barlow, drummer and percussionist of Jethro Tull, was born in Birmingham, England.

    1950:  Joe Perry, elite guitarist of Aerosmith, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
    1950:  Don Powell, drummer of Slade ("Run Runaway)
    1951:  Pete Tolson, bass guitarist for Pretty Things, was born in Bishops Stortford, England.
    1955:  Pat Mastelotto, drummer with Mr. Mister, was born in Chico, California.
    1956:  Johnny Fingers of the Boomtown Rats
    1957:  Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama was born in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Ireland. 

    1957:  Carol Decker, lead singer of T'Pau ("Heart and Soul"), was born in Huyton, Lancashire, England.
    1966:  Robin Goodridge, drummer of Bush, was born in Crawler, Sussex, England.
    1966:  Miles Zuniga of Fastball
    1968:  Big Daddy Kane of the Juice Crew was born in Brooklyn, New York.
    1980:  Mikey Way, bass guitarist for My Chemical Romance, was born in Newark, New Jersey.Source URL:
    Visit You Tube Music Blog for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Blog Archive