This Day in Rock Music History: September 16

    1959:  The Isley Brothers released the single "Shout".  It would not become immensely popular until years later--at the time it only reached #47!
    1960:  Johnny Burnette recorded "You're Sixteen".
    1963:  "She Loves You" by the Beatles was released by Swan Records in the United States and, despite being #1 in the U.K., was ignored until 1964 when the Beatles' invasion was well underway.
    1964:  The Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, Bobby Sherman, the Wellingtons and Alan Sues helped premiere the series Shindig! on ABC-TV.
    1965:  The Dean Martin Show premiered on ABC-TV.  It would last 10 years.
    1965:  The Rolling Stones, the Everly Brothers, the Byrds and the Kinks opened the second season of Shindig!
    1966:  Pete Quafe left the Kinks.
    1967:  The Beatles recorded "Your Mother Should Know" at Abbey Road Studios.

    Felix Cavaliere gave one of the great vocal performances of the Rock Era

    1967:  The Young Rascals moved up big (80 to 43) with "How Can I Be Sure".
    1968:  The Turtles released the single "Elenore".
    1970:  Jimi Hendrix performed for the final time, appearing with Eric Burdon and War at a London club.
    1971:  Led Zeppelin played at the Honolulu Civic Club in Hawai'i.
    1972:  The Eagles were in concert at the Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida.
    1972:  Rod Stewart topped the U.K. album chart with Never A Dull Moment.
    1972:  Mac Davis reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me".

                                      Chicago had a hot song...

    1972:  Three Dog Night jumped from 9 to 1 with their 10th Top 10 and 14th hit--"Black and White".  Mac Davis was up with "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" and Gilbert O'Sullivan finally relinquished the #1 spot after six weeks with "Alone Again (Naturally)".  Chicago jumped from 10 to 4 with "Saturday in the Park".  The rest of the Top 10:  "Back Stabbers" from the O'Jays, the Hollies were on their way down with "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress), Gary Glitter and "Rock and Roll Part 2", Looking Glass was at 8 with "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)", Elton John scored another Top 10 hit with "Honky Cat" and Al Green had "I'm Still in Love With You".
    1974:  Monday's are of course the date that singles are released and if you look at a 1974 calendar, you'll see that Monday fell on September 16.  On that date, Bachman-Turner Overdrive released the 45 of "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet".
    1977:  Marc Bolan, the wild frontman of T. Rex, died in a car accident at the age of 29.
    1978:  Blondie performed in two shows at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

    1979:  Don't Look Back reached #1 on the album chart for Boston.  They jumped over the Rolling Stones album Some Girls like it was standing still (which it was).  Foreigner stayed at 3 with Double Vision while the "Grease" Soundtrack was #4.

    1985:  Mr. Mister released their first single "Broken Wings".
    1985:  The Thompson Twins released the single "Lay Your Hands On Me".
    1989:  U2 jammed with B.B. King on a boat that had been rented for King on his 64th birthday in Sydney Harbour in Australia.
    1989:  Gloria Estefan had the #1 song with "Don't Wanna' Lose You", Milli Vanilli had #2--"Girl I'm Gonna' Miss You" and Warrant was at 3 with "Heaven".  The rest of the Top 10:  New Kids on the Block and "Hangin' Tough", Surface with "Shower Me with Your Love", Paula Abdul's former #1 "Cold Hearted" was at #6, Cher's comeback song "If I Could Turn Back Time", Skid Row with "18 and Life", the Jeff Healey Band had song #9 with "Angel Eyes" and Madonna hit the Top 10 with "Cherish".

    1989:  11 years after Saturday Night Fever and 31 years after they began their career, the Bee Gees reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "One".
    1991:  Willie Nelson married makeup artist Ann-Marie D'Angelo.
    1991:  Boyz II Men released the single "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday".
    1992:  Barbra Streisand performed for the first time in six years at a fundraiser for the Democratic Party in the United States.
    1993:  The home of Grace Slick of Jefferson Starship was destroyed by a fire.
    1996:  Sheryl Crow released the single "If It Makes You Happy".
    1997:  Usher released his second album My Way.

    1998:  Mott the Hoople reunited for the first time in 24 years for a performance at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street in London.
    2003:  Sheb Wooley ("The Purple People-Eater") died of leukemia at the age of 82.
    2004:  Green Day performed their rock opera American Idiot during their show in Hollywood, California.
    2004:  Izora Rhodes Armstead of the Weather Girls died of heart failure at the age of 62.  She also sang backup for C+C Music Factory and Sylvester.  
    2004:  The coroner's report revealed that Rick James ("Superfreak") had nine drugs in his system when he died in August, including cocaine, methamphetamine, Valium and Vicodin.
    2006:  Bill Berry, the original drummer of R.E.M., joined the band onstage for a performance honoring their induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
    2006:  Bob Dylan went to #1 on the album chart with Modern Times.
    2008:  Norman Whitfield, songwriter and producer on such hits as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Cloud Nine", "War", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and many others, died of diabetes and other illnesses in Los Angeles.

    2009:  Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary died of leukemia at the age of 72.

    Born This Day:

    1925:  B.B. King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
    1941:  Joe Butler of Lovin' Spoonful was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
    1942:  Bernie Calvert, bass guitarist for the Hollies, was born in Brierfield, England.
    1944:  Betty Kelley of Martha and the Vandellas was born in Attalla, Alabama.

    1948:  Kenny Jones, drummer for the Faces and later the Who, was born in London.
    1950:  David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers ("Let Your Love Flow" from 1976) was born in Darby, Florida.
    1952:  Ron Blair, bass guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, was born in Macon, Georgia.

    1963:  Richard Marx was born in Chicago, Illinois.

    1968:  Marc Anthony was born in New York City.
    1976:  Tina Barrett of S Club 7 was born in Hammersmith, London, England.
    1977:  Musiq Soulchild (Talib Johnson) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    1992:  Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers was born in Dallas, Texas.
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