This Day in Rock Music History: September 21

    1957:  Elite guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black quit as backup musicians for Elvis Presley after a salary dispute with Presley's manager Colonel Tom Parker.
    1959:  "Shout" by the Isley Brothers was their first single release and it debuted on this date in history.
    1959:  "I Want to Walk You Home" from Fats Domino topped the R&B chart.
    1959:  The instrumental "Sleep Walk" from Santo & Johnny moved to #1.  The Browns slipped after four weeks at the top with "The Three Bells".  Lloyd Price remained at 3 with "I'm Gonna' Get Married" while the Everly Brothers scored their 14th hit and sixth Top 10 with "('Til) I Kissed You".  The rest of the Top 10:  Phil Phillips and "Sea of Love", another instrumental--"Red River Rock" from Johnny & the Hurricanes, the classic "Mack the Knife" moved up to 7 for Bobby Darin, Sarah Vaughan had song #8--"Broken-Hearted Melody", Fats Domino said "I Want to Walk You Home" and Paul Anka shot up from 29 to 10 with "Put Your Head On My Shoulder".
    1961:  The busy Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England by day and the Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool by night.

    1963:  Bobby Vinton made it three weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with "Blue Velvet".
    1964:  Elvis Presley was appointed "special deputy sheriff" in Shelby County, Tennessee.
    1965:  The Kinks released the single "You Really Got Me".
    1965:  The Moody Blues performed at Royal Albert Hall in London.
    1968:  Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell stayed at #1 for a fourth week on the R&B chart with "You're All I Need to Get By".

    1968:  The Crazy World of Arthur Brown roared up the chart from 60 to 15 with "Fire".

    1968:  The Bee Gees had the hottest song within the Top 10 as they went up from 23-9 with "I've Gotta' Get a Message To You".
    1970:  Santana released the album Abraxus.
    1970:  Freda Payne rose to #1 in the U.K. with "Band of Gold".
    1972 - ABC-TV debuted "In Concert." Alice Cooper appeared in the first episode.
    1974:  Carl Douglas had the top song in the U.K. with "Kung Fu Fighting".
    1974:  Barry White remained at #1 for the third week on the R&B chart with "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".

    1974:  Olivia Newton-John had the top Easy Listening song for the second week with "I Honestly Love You".

    1974:  Barry White enjoyed his first #1 with "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".  Andy Kim moved to challenge with "Rock Me Gently" but Olivia Newton-John was close behind with "I Honestly Love You", which moved from 12 to 3.  Billy Preston was up with "Nothing From Nothing" while Eric Clapton fell badly with "I Shot the Sheriff".  The rest of the Top 10:  Dionne Warwick & the Spinners and "Then Came You", Paul Anka's former #1 "(You're) Having My Baby" was down to 7, the Guess Who had their 20th career hit with "Clap for the Wolfman", Stevie Wonder entered the Top 10 with "You Haven't Done Nothin'" and Johnny Bristol had song #10--"Hang On In There Baby".
    1974:  Stevie Wonder remained at #1 on the album chart with Fulfillingness' First Finale
    .  Bad Company's debut was in the #2 slot.

    1974:  Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers.
    1974:  Walter Brennan ("Old Rivers") died of emphysema.
    1976:  The Bee Gees released the album Children of the World.
    1979:  Earth, Wind & Fire saluted this date in their 1979 hit "September"..."Do you remember the 21st night of September?"
    1980:  The Michael Schenker Group made their British debut at Bristol's Colston Hall.
    1980:  Elton John signed a six-year deal with Geffen Records.
    1981:  Adam and the Ants had the # song in the U.K. with "Prince Charming".
    1985:  Madonna had the #1 album in the U.K. with Like A Virgin.

                  Madonna had another Top 10 hit

    1985:  Dire Straits reached #1 with "Money for Nothing".  Madonna made it seven Top 10 songs in a row as "Dress You Up" moved from 14-10.
    1985:  Kool & the Gang registered a fifth consecutive week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their classic "Cherish".

          Heart made a huge comeback

    1985:  Dire Straits continued to hold on to #1 on the album chart with Brothers in Arms.  Sting was stuck at 2 with The Dream of the Blue Turtles while Tears For Fears owned #3--Songs From the Big Chair.  Bruce Springsteen was in his 66th week with Born in the U.S.A. and Bryan Adams' Reckless was still at #5 after 44 weeks of release.  The rest of a great Top 10:  Phil Collins and No Jacket Required, Billy Joel with Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II, Whitney Houston's debut at #8, the self-titled Heart at 9 and Motley Crue was bringing up the rear with Theatre of Pain.

    1986:  Dionne Warwick was honored for her "exceptional service" in the fight against AIDS by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
    1987:  This isn't the best way to go out.  Jaco Pastorius, bass guitarist for Blood, Sweat & Tears, died after trying to break into the Midnight Club in Fort Lauderdale and being beaten up. 
    1988:  While on their 232-date world tour, Def Leppard played at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
    1989:  The Bangles broke up.
    1989:  U2 played at the Perth Entertainment Center in Perth, Australia.
    1991:  Status Quo ("Pictures of Matchstick Men") set a world record when they played four arenas in England in 11 hours.
    1991:  Dire Straits had the #1 album in the U.K. with On Every Street.

    1991:  Curtis Stigers from Boise, Idaho had the week's fastest-rising song--"I Wonder Why", which moved from 81 to 60.

    1991:  Color Me Badd moved up to the #1 spot with "I Adore Mi Amor".  Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch with Loleatta Holloway was up from 6-2 with "Good Vibrations" and Boyz II Men reached the third position with "Motownphilly".  C + C Music Factory had song #4--"Things That Make You Go Hmmmm...".  The rest of the Top 10:  The previous #1 from Paula Abdul--"The Promise of a New Day", Bryan Adams and his former #1 "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You". Michael Bolton was stuck with "Time, Love and Tenderness", Cathy Dennis was facing "Too Many Walls" at #8, Firehouse had their one and only Top 10 with "Love of a Lifetime" and Rod Stewart and the Temptations joined forces for "The Motown Song" at #10.

    1991:  Metallica's "Black Album" was #1 for the fourth week, holding off Unforgettable With Love from Natalie Cole and Rush, which debuted at #3 with their great album Roll the Bones.
    1991:  Bryan Adams reigned for an eighth week on the Adult Contemporary chart with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You".
    1993:  Nirvana released the album In Utero.
    1996:  Noel Gallagher of Oasis walked out on the band in the middle of a tour.
    1996:  The Fugees were at #1 on the singles chart in the U.K. with "Ready Or Not".
    1996:  R.E.M. owned the top album in the U.K. with New Adventures in Hi-Fi.

    1996:  "Macarena" by Los Deo Rio spent an eighth week at #1.  Donna Lewis remained at #2 with one of the top #2 songs of the Rock Era--"I Love You Always Forever"--it was now in its fifth week as the bridesmaid. 
    1999:  Alanis Morissette and Everlast performed on the new live music show "Reverb" on HBO-TV.

    2000:  Bono of U2 testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. in an effort to get aid approved for third world nations.
    2000:  The Red Hot Chili Peppers filmed a concert in Portland, Oregon for later inclusion on a DVD.
    2000:  Melissa Auf Der Maur left the group Hole and joined the Smashing Pumpkins.

    2001:  Superstars joined forces to help raise money for families of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks of September 11.  "America:  A Tribute to Heroes" was shown on 35 broadcast and cable networks and raised over $150 million in pledges.
    2002:  Pink scored the #1 U.K. song with "Just Like A Pill".
    2003:  Duran Duran was in concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
    2004:  How far they sink.  Cat Stevens, who changed his name to Yusuf Islam, was denied entry into the United States after his name was on an anti-terrorist watch list because of ties to the loser group Hamas.

    Born This Day:
    1923:  Jimmy Young, who had a hit with his version of "Unchained Melody" in 1955
    1932:  Don Preston, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Mothers of Invention, was born in Flint, Michigan.

    1936:  Dickey Lee, who had a hit with "Patches" in 1962, was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
    1944:  Jesse Ed Davis, session guitarist for John Lennon, Neil Diamond and Eric Clapton, was born in Norman, Oklahoma; died June 22, 1988.

    Don Felder

    1947:  Don Felder, ace guitarist of the Eagles, was born in Gainesville, Florida.
    1954:  Phil Taylor, drummer of Motorhead, was born in Chesterfield, England.
    1959:  Corinne Drewery of Swing Out Sister was born in Nottingham, England.

    1967:  Faith Hill was born in Jackson, Mississippi.
    1967:  Timmy T ("One More Try" from 1991) was born n Fresno, California.
    1967:  Tyler Stewart, drummer of Barenaked Ladies, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    1968:  Trugoy (David Jude) of De La Soul was born in Brooklyn, New York.

    1972:  Liam Gallagher, former frontman of Oasis, was born in Burnage, Manchester, England.
    1972: David Silveria of Korn was born in San Leandro, California.
    1973:  Jimmy Constable of 911
    1977:  Sam Rivers, bassist of Limp Bizkit, was born in Jacksonville, Florida.
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