This Day in Rock Music History: September 13

    1955:  Little Richard recorded the song "Tutti Frutti".
    1958:  Cliff Richard made his British television debut singing "Move It" on the program Oh Boy.
    1959:  Elvis Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu while in the United 
    1962:  Elvis Presley collected his 12th U.K. #1 with "She's Not You".
    1965:  A new group called the Vogues released their first single "You're the One" on this date.

    1965:  The Steve Lawrence Show premiered on CBS-TV with guest Lucille Ball.
    1965:  The Beatles won Grammy Awards for Best Group and Best Album (A Hard Day's Night).

    1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band debuted live at the Rock 'n' Roll Revival Concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The Doors, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent & Bo Diddley also performed.

    1969:  Kool and the Gang first appeared on the chart as their first single "Kool and the Gang" debuted.
    1971:  Paul & Linda McCartney celebrated the birth of daughter Stella.
    1971:  Cher released the single "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves".
    1974:  Stevie Wonder went on his first tour since his very scary car accident, performing at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.
    1976:  Two great new groups released their first singles on this date.  A promising group from Australia released "It's a Long Way There".
    1976:  Meanwhile, a rock act from Boston, Massachusetts released "More Than a Feeling".  They were known as the Little River Band and Boston, respectively.
    1976:  The Bee Gees released the single "Love So Right".

    1979:  Abba ventured to the other side of the Atlantic for the first time in their career, opening up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
    1980:  George Benson hit #1 on the R&B chart with "Give Me the Night".
    1980:  Hold Out, the great album by Jackson Browne, moved to #1, replacing Emotional Rescue from the Rolling Stones.  The Soundtrack to "Urban Cowboy" was third followed by The Game by Queen and Diana from Diana Ross.  The rest of the Top 10:  Christopher Cross, the "Fame" Soundtrack, Give Me the Night by George Benson at #8, Glass Houses from Billy Joel, and the "Xanadu" Soundtrack.

                   Eddie Rabbitt cruised into the Top 10 on this date

    1980:  Diana Ross remained at #1 with "Upside Down" while Australia's Air Supply moved to challenge.  The Rolling Stones were still at 3 with "Emotional Rescue" while newcomer Irene Cara moved up with "Fame".  The rest of the Top 10:  Christopher Cross and his former #1 "Sailing", George Benson and "Give Me the Night", Paul Simon had "Late in the Evening", Johnny Lee from the great Soundtrack to "Urban Cowboy", Queen moved from 23 to 9 with "Another One Bites the Dust" and Eddie Rabbitt posted another Top 10 hit with "Drivin' My Life Away".
    1982:  Crosby, Stills & Nash released the single "Southern Cross". 

    1983:  Huey Lewis & the News released the album Sports.
    1985:  Sting went out on his first solo tour, beginning with a stop in San Diego, California.

    1985:  Glenn Frey and Don Henley won MTV Video Music Awards for "Smuggler's Blues" and "The Boys of Summer", respectively.

    1989:  Sting debuted in the theater when he performed at the Threepenny Opera in Washington, D.C.
    1993:  Max Weinberg, drummer of the E Street Band, became the leader of the house band for Late Night with Conan O'Brien on NBC-TV.
    1993:  Meat Loaf released the single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That").
    1993:  Ace of Base released the single "All That She Wants".
    1996:  Tupac Shakur died six days after being shot.  You live a life like that, you die like that.
    1998:  Julian Lennon began a tour of Japan.
    1998:  Mel B of the Spice Girls married Jimmy Gulzar.

    1998:  Lauryn Hill had the top album with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
    1999:  Graham Nash broke both legs after his sailboat was hit by a large wave in Hawai'i.

    2003:  The White Stripes performed at the Greek Amphitheatre in Berkley, California.
    2005:  Seal and his wife Heidi Klum celebrated the birth of a son.

    2005:  Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees received 708 votes in the primary election for mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio.
    2005:  Jimi Hendrix's home in Seattle, Washington were he grew up was saved from demolition.  The building was made into a community center opposite the cemetery where Hendrix was buried in 1970.
    2008:  The Ray Davies musical Come Dancing opened in London.

    Born This Day:
    1922:  Charles Brown ("Please Come Home For Christmas") was born in Texas City, Texas.

    1939:  Dave Quincy of Manfred Mann's Earth Band ("Blinded By the Light" from 1977)

    1941:  David Clayton-Thomas, one of the all-time great lead singers for Blood, Sweat & Tears, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    1943:  Dave Elliot of Them

    1944:  Peter Cetera of Sun Valley, Idaho, the lead singer of Chicago for many years before a successful solo career, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
    1952:  Randy Jones of the Village People was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    1952:  Don Was of Was (Not Was) was born in Detroit, Michigan.
    1954:  Steven John Kilbey, lead singer, songwriter and bassist with the Church, was born in Welwyn Garden City, England.

    1961:  Dave Mustaine, founder, songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist of Megadeth, was born in La Mesa, California.
    1965:  Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, who has worked with the Who, the Spencer Davis Group, Oasis and Johnny Marr, was born in Hammersmith, London, England.
    1967:  Steve Perkins, drummer and songwriter of Jane's Addiction, was born in Los Angeles, California.
    1967:  Timothy Owens, singer with Judas Priest, was born in Akron, Ohio.
    1975:  Joe Rooney, singer and lead guitarist with Rascal Flatts, was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas.
    1977:  Fiona Apple was born in Manhattan, New York.
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