This Day in Rock Music History: September 7

    1959:  Frankie Avalon, the Coasters, Lou Rawls, Bobby Rydell and Annette Funicello performed at the Michigan State Fair as part a tour organized by Dick Clark.
    1959:  Lloyd Price moved back up to #1 on the R&B chart with "I'm Gonna' Get Married".

    1959:  Paul Anka slid up from #67 to #41 with "Put Your Head on My Shoulder".
    1963:  The Beatles had the top song in the U.K. with "She Loves You".
    1963:  Bobby Vinton took over #1 on the Easy Listening chart with "Blue Velvet".
    1963:  Little Stevie Wonder remained at #1 on the R&B chart for the sixth straight week with "Fingertips Pt. 2".

           Charlie and Inez Foxx

    1963:  The Angels remained at #1 with "My Boyfriend's Back".  Allan Sherman laughed it up with "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!" and Trini Lopez reached #3 with "If I Had a Hammer".  Bobby Vinton jumped from 11 to 4 with "Blue Velvet while the 4 Seasons had song #5--"Candy Girl".  The rest of the Top 10:  Martha & the Vandellas moved from 14-6 with "Heat Wave", Inez & Charlie Foxx came in at #7 with "Mockingbird", Major Lance entered the list with "The Monkey Time", Peter, Paul & Mary were on their way down with the former #1 "Blowin' in the Wind" and Freddie Scott climbed into the Top 10 with "Hey, Girl".
    1966:  Roy Orbison and Sam the Sham began filming The Fastest Guitar Alive.

    1968:  Creedence Clearwater Revival first appeared on the chart as their first single release "Suzie Q" debuted.
    1968:  Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with their remake of the Beatles' song "The Fool on the Hill".
    1969:  The Beatles Saturday morning cartoon show aired for the final time.  The show debuted on September 25, 1965.

    1970:  A promising new singer released his first single on this date--it was called "Fire and Rain" and the artist was James Taylor.
    1970:  Simon & Garfunkel released "El Condor Pasa" from the album Bridge Over Troubled Water.
    1973:  Mike Curb, president of MGM Records, resigned at the age of 28, going on to become the lieutenant governor of California.
    1974:  Soul great Barry White assumed the #1 spot on the R&B chart with "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".

                            Chaka Khan and Rufus were up to #3

    1974:  Paul Anka made it three weeks at the top with "(You're) Having My Baby" but Eric Clapton was poised to take over with "I Shot the Sheriff".  Rufus had their biggest career hit--"Tell Me Something Good" at #3 and Andy Kim was up nicely with "Rock Me Gently".  The rest of the Top 10:  Donny & Marie Osmond with "(I'm Leaving It (All) Up to You", Barry White was up to 6 with "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe", Billy Preston moved from 12 to 7 with "Nothing from Nothing", the former Paper Lace #1 "The Night Chicago Died" was at #8, Helen Reddy edged up with "You and Me Against the World" and a collaboration between Dionne Warwick & the Spinners reached the Top 10 on this date--"Then Came You".
    1975:  The Eagles released the single "Lyin' Eyes".
    1975:  The Guess Who played their final concert before breaking up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    1976:  Paul McCartney paid tribute to Buddy Holly on what would have been his 40th birthday with the beginning of "Buddy Holly Week" in England.
    1978:  Keith Moon, drummer of the Who, died in London after overdosing on the prescription drug Hemenephirin at the age of 31.
    1985:  Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to be a grandfather as his son Zak celebrated the birth of a son.

    1985:  Newcomer John Parr hit #1 on this date with "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)", overtaking "The Power of Love" from Huey Lewis & the News.  Tina Turner had #3--"We Don't Need Another Hero", swapping places with Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love".  The rest of the Top 10:  Bryan Adams from Reckless with "Summer of '69", Dire Straits with their biggest hit since "Sultans of Swing" in 1979--"Money for Nothing", Kool & the Gang and "Cherish", Phil Collins with his fifth consecutive Top 10 song "Don't Lose My Number" and Prince registered his 16th hit with exactly half of those reaching the Top 10.
    1985:  Kool & the Gang remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with the classic "Cherish".
    1986:  Michael Nesmith reunited with the other original members of the Monkees for the first time since the band broke up in 1969.
    1988:  Barry Sadler ("The Ballad of the Green Beret") was shot at his home in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  The former Vietnam hero suffered brain damage and would die from those injuries the next year.

    1991:  A pretty good Top 10 on this date--something you usually didn't find after about 1986--Bryan Adams scored week #5 at the top with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", Paul Abdul moved up to challenge with "The Promise of a New Day" and Boyz II Men were up from 9 to 3 with "Motownphilly".  C+C Music Factory had the #4 song--"Things That Make You Go Hmmmm..." and KLF had song #5 with "3 A.M. Eternal".  The rest of the Top 10:  Color Me Badd moved from 15 to 6 with "I Adore Mi Amor", Seal's first release "Crazy" hit #7, the Scorpions owned the #8 position with "Wind of Change", Michael Bolton enjoyed his 11th hit "Time, Love and Tenderness" and Hi-Five dropped with "I Can't Wait Another Minute".
    1991:  Bryan Adams had one of the top Adult Contemporary songs of the 1990's as his song from the movie Robin Hood
    1992:  P.M. Dawn released the single "I'd Die Without You".
    1993:  David Crosby appeared on The John Larroquette Show.
    1994:  After a Pink Floyd concert, Dave Gilmour of the group met with Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel.

                                   Donna Lewis had a strong #2 hit

    1996:  Los Del Rio had the #1 song for a sixth week with "Macarena" and Donna Lewis remained at #2 with "I Love You Always Forever".  Alanis Morissette had the only new song in the Top 10 with the double-sided hit "You Learn"/"You Oughta' Know".
    2000:  Timothy Commerford of Rage Against the Machine was arrested and ordered to jail.  Commerford decided to climb a scaffold during the MTV Music Awards Show, delaying the show by over 20 minutes.
    2000:  Family members of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC are concerned after she missed a family barbecue and a press conference in Las Vegas.

    2003:  Warren Zevon ("Werewolves of London") died in his sleep at the age of 56 from lung cancer.
    2003:  The Black Eyed Peas had the top song in the U.K.--"Where is the Love".
    2003:  The Darkness topped the U.K. album chart with Permission to Land.
    2004:  Franz Ferdinand captured Britain's Mercury Music Prize for their debut album.
    2005:  Kanye West debuted at #1 on the album chart with Late Registration.

    2005:  Aretha Franklin was given a Lady of Soul award for career achievement. 
    2007:  Connie Stevens began filming Saving Grace, her debut as a movie director, in Boonville, Missouri.

    Born This Day:
    1934:  Little Milton (Campbell) was born in Inverness, Mississippi.

    1936:  Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas.
    1939:  Latimore ("Let's Straighten It Out") was born in Charleston, Tennessee.
    1940:  Ronnie Dove was born in Herndon, Virginia.
    1946:  Alfa Anderson, backing vocalist for Chic and Bryan Adams
    1947:  Morris Albert ("Feelings" from 1975) was born in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    1949:  Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive" from 1978) was born in Newark, New Jersey.

    1951:  Chrissie Hynde, leader of the Pretenders, was born in Akron, Ohio.
    1954:  Benmont Tench, keyboard player of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, was born in Gainesville, Florida.
    1959:  Margot Chapman of the Starland Vocal Band was born in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
    1960:  Brad Houser of Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians
    1970:  Chad Sexton, drummer of 31, was born in Lexington, Kentucky.Source URL:
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