This Day in Rock Music History: September 22

    1956:  We were first introduced to a great new act as the first single by the Coasters--"One Kiss Led To Another" debuted on this date.
    1958:  With permission from the United States Army, Elvis Presley gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn, New York before joining his 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall on the way to Bremerhaven, Germany.
    1958:  Connie Francis had the top U.K. song with "Carolina Moon, Stupid Cupid".
    1958:  Tommy Edwards had one of the great early songs of the Rock Era with "It's All in the Game", which on this date reached #1 on the R&B chart.
    1960:  The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit in Hamburg, West Germany.
    1962:  Bob Dylan first appeared at Carnegie Hall.

    1962:  "Green Onions" by Booker T. and the MG's returned to #1 on the R&B chart.
    1964:  Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway in New York City, the first of 3,242 performances.

    1964:  Herman's Hermits reached #1 in the U.K. with a song written by Carole King of Sun Valley, Idaho with her husband Gerry Goffin--"I'm Into Something Good".
    1965:  The Supremes recorded "I Hear a Symphony".
    1965:  The San Francisco group Great Society, which included Grace Slick and her husband Darby, made their live debut at the Coffee Gallery in North Beach, California.
    1965:  The Who began a tour of Scandinavia in which lead singer Roger Daltrey was nearly kicked out of the band for punching drummer Keith Moon.

    1967:  The Beatles were featured on the cover of Time Magazine.
    1969:  The 5th Dimension released the single "Wedding Bell Blues".
    1969:  Diana Ross was a guest on the popular television show Laugh In on NBC.
    1969:  Stevie Wonder, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Janis Joplin, Cass Elliot and Tom Jones performed on the new weekly television show The Music Scene, which debuted on ABC. 
    1972:  David Bowie began his first tour of the United States.
    1973:  The Rolling Stones topped the album chart in the U.K. with Goat's Head Soup.
    1973:  Soul group Tavares made its debut on the chart with their first single "Check It Out".
    1973:  Brothers and Sisters by the Allman Brothers Band was the top album for a third week.
    1973:  Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" took over at the top of the R&B chart.

    1973:  The great song "My Maria" from B.W. Stevenson took over at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

                         Stevie was at his creative peak

    1973:  Marvin Gaye took over at #1 with "Let's Get It On".  Grand Funk was up nicely to #2 with "We're an American Band" and the former #1 "Delta Dawn" from Helen Reddy dropped to 3.  Paul Simon had the #4 song--"Loves Me Like a Rock".  The rest of the Top 10:  Tony Orlando & Dawn with "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose", the Stories were still at 6 with their former #1 "Brother Louie", Cher moved from 11-7 with "Half Breed", Stevie Wonder had his 32nd hit and 15th Top 10 with "Higher Ground" and the Isley Brothers catapulted into the Top 10 with "That Lady".
    1974:  The Sonny Bono Comedy Revue Show debuted on television.
    1975:  The Captain & Tennille released the single "The Way I Want To Touch You".
    1978:  Leif Garrett dabbled in acting when he starred in dual roles on the ABC-TV show Wonder Woman.
    1979:  Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Chaka Khan performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City for two anti-nuclear benefit concerts.
    1979:  Gary Numan owned the #1 U.K. song--"Cars".
    1979:  "Rise" by Herb Alpert was the #1 Adult Contemporary song.
            Led Zeppelin was still #1 with one of The Top 100 Albums of the Rock Era*

    1979:  Led Zeppelin remained the owners of the #1 album with In Through the Out Door.  The former #1 Get the Knack from the Knack was still at 2 while Bob Dylan moved from 14-3 with one of his best career albums Slow Train Coming.  Supertramp was still at 4 with Breakfast in America.  The rest of the Top 10:  Chic & Risque, Michael Jackson's Off the Wall at #6, the Commodores brought Midnight Magic, Earth, Wind & Fire had #8--I Am, the Cars rolled down with Candy-O and Robin Williams was at #10 with Reality...What a Concept.
    1979:  Kenny Rogers had a hot song with "You Decorated My Life", which moved from 60 to 37.

      They don't get much better than "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"

    1979:  The Knack had one of The Top Songs of the Rock Era* as "My Sharona" spent a fifth week at #1.  Earth, Wind & Fire remained at #2 with "After the Love Has Gone".  The Charlie Daniels Band by this time had reached #1 in a few cities with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".  Herb Alpert's big comeback song "Rise" moved from 12-4 and Maxine Nightingale had Song #5--"Lead Me On".  The rest of the Top 10:  Robert John's first hit since his remake of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"--"Sad Eyes", the Little River Band was at 7 with "Lonesome Loser", Dionne Warwick remained at 8 with "I'll Never Love This Way Again", the Commodores were back with "Sail On" and ELO dropped with "Don't Bring Me Down".
    1980:  David Geffen formed Geffen Records.  John Lennon was one of the first to sign and would release the final album of his career on that label.
    1980:  Hall & Oates released their remake of the classic Righteous Brothers hit "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling".  It was actually pretty good as remakes of classics go.

    1981:  Songwriter Harry Warren, who wrote over 800 songs including "I Only Have Eyes For You", "That's Amore'" for Dean Martin and "Chattanooga Choo Choo", died at the age of 88.
    1983:  The Everly Brothers reunion tour stopped at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
    1984:  Billy Ocean ruled the R&B chart for the fourth week with "Caribbean Queen".

    1984:  Former Babys lead singer John Waite hit #1 with his solo hit "Missing You".

    1984:  Survivor had one of the fastest-rising songs as the great track "I Can't Hold Back" moved from 85 to 64.

      The Pointer Sisters had the biggest album of their career

    1984:  Prince made it eight weeks at #1 on the album chart with Purple Rain, holding off Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. again.  Huey Lewis & the News were still at #3 after 51 weeks with Sports.  Tina Turner remained at 4 with Private Dancer and the Cars' great album Heartbeat City was at #5.  That is as fine a Top Five as you'll ever see.  The rest of the Top 10:  Julio Iglesias with 1100 Bel Air Place, Lionel Richie and Can't Slow Down at #7, Ratt's Out of the Cellar, the Soundtrack to "Ghostbusters" at #9 and the Pointer Sisters entered the list with Break Out.
    1985:  Boston released the single "Amanda".

    1985:  The first Farm Aid concert was in Champaign, Illinois,  The concert featured John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Neil Young and Willie Nelson and raised $10 million for farmers in the United States.  It was such a success that Farm Aid became an annual event.
    1989:  Songwriter Irving Berlin, whose "White Christmas" is one of the top-selling singles of all-time, died at the age of 101 in New York City.
    1990:  Nirvana performed at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle, Washington.

    Phil Collins employed the great horns of Earth, Wind & Fire for this great song

    1990:  Wilson Phillips remained at the top with "Release Me".  Jon Bon Jovi's solo hit "Blaze of Glory" would have to settle for #2.  Two new entries in the Top 10--Phil Collins with "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" at #7 and George Michael moved from 18-8 with "Praying for Time".
    1991:  Bryan Adams set a U.K. record when "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" remained at #1 for a 12th week.
    1995:  Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting System announced a $7.5 million merger.
    1997:  Boyz II Men released the single "4 Seasons of Loneliness".

    1999:  Bono of U2 met the pope at the Vatican to discuss his initiative for ending Third World debt.
    1999:  Mick Jones, Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of the Clash attended the premiere of the Clash documentary Westway to the World in London.
    2000:  The Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out a successful tour in Seattle, Washington.
    2000:  Liam Gallagher of Oasis and his wife were divorced in London.
    2000:  In today's segment of Dangerous Inmates Run Rap Music, Stanley Howse of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was sentenced to 12 years in jail for pulling an AK-47 on two men.

    Jon Bon Jovi - Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League Championship Parade

    2003:  Jon Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora became co-owners of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
    2004:  Nelly owned the top two spots on the album chart with Suit and Sweat.
    2004:  In today's second segment of Dangerous Inmates Run Rap Music, Lil' Kim's bodyguard was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his involvement in a 2001 shootout.
    2005:  Jimmy Page was made an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for his work with Casa Jimmy (Jimmy's House).  Page opened the house in 1998 which had supported 300 street children.
    2006:  The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson--"Chantilly Lace") was posthumously saluted with a marker in his honor in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas.
    2007:  Paul Rodgers, classic lead singer of Free, Bad Company and the Firm, married former Miss Canada Cynthia Kereluk.
    2010:  Eddie Fisher ("Heart" from 1955) died of complications from hip surgery.

    Born This Day:
    1930:  Joni James ("How Important Can It Be?") was born in Chicago, Illinois.

    1943:  Toni Basil ("Mickey") was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1951:  David Coverdale, singer/songwriter of Deep Purple and Whitesnake, was born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England.
    1953:  Richard Fairbrass of Right Said Fred ("I'm Too Sexy" from 1991) was born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

    1956:  Debby Boone was born in Hackensack, New Jersey.
    1957:  Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

    1960:  Joan Jett of the Runaways and leader of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts was born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
    1975:  Mystikal ("Stutter" from 2001) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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