19/09/2017

Lee Dorman

September 19th 1941, Born on this day, Lee Dorman, Iron Butterfly (1968 US No.14 single 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'). Dorman was found dead aged 70 in a vehicle in Orange County on 21st Dec 2012.

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Brian Epstein

September 19th 1934, Born on this day, Brian Epstein, Beatles manager and manager of other Liverpool acts. Died of an accidental overdose of brandy and barbiturates on 27th August 1967.

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Pearl Jam

September 19th 1993, Pearl Jam released their second studio album Vs. The album set the record for the most copies of an album sold in its first week, a record it held for five years, despite the fact that the group declined to produce music videos for any of the album’s singles.

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Simon and Garfunkel

September 19th 1981, Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.

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The Rolling Stones

September 19th 1981, The Rolling Stones album 'Tattoo You' started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US chart, the band's ninth US No.1.  

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Creedence Clearwater Revival

September 19th 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 single with 'Bad Moon Rising' a US No.2 hit. Also on this day the group started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Green River.'

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18/09/2017

The Beatles

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The Beatles

This was The Beatles' only concert in Dallas, Texas. They topped a bill which also included, in order of appearance, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, and Jackie DeShannon. When the group arrived in Dallas they were driven to the Cabana Motor Hotel, which was then owned by Doris Day. There were chaotic scenes outside the Cabana, with fans pressing so hard against a glass door that it broke. The Beatles' journey from their car to the building's rear entrance proved equally hazardous, with both George Harrison and Ringo Starr losing their footing in the mêlée. 
Prior to the show they held their customary press conference, their last of the tour. A number of enterprising teenage girls, purportedly from radio stations, managed to talk their way in.The brother of American singer Trini Lopez, who had toured with The Beatles in 1963, was present at the press conference. He wore a suit that Trini had given him, which had been worn on the English tour. The Beatles recognised the suit and invited Lopez's brother to join them for dinner that evening.
At the Dallas Memorial Auditorium, the stage was three times the normal height for a Beatles concert. A telephoned bomb threat delayed the start of the show, although no bombs were found. However, during the search a number of fans were discovered hiding under the stage and in washrooms.
There were 12 songs in the group's setlist: Twist And Shout, You Can't Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Boys, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally.
The Beatles performed in front of 10,000 fans; each of the tickets had sold out in a day. Following their 30-minute set, the group were driven to the Dallas Love Field, from where their charter aeroplane took off at 11.08. The Beatles were taken to a Missouri ranch for a day off.
During the flight, in the early hours of 19 September, Paul McCartney led The Beatles' entire entourage in a rendition of Happy Birthday for manager Brian Epstein, after which a number of gifts, including glassware and a vintage telephone, were presented.

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

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Martin Beedle

September 18th 1961, Born on this day, Martin Beedle, drummer, Cutting Crew, (1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms').

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Dee Dee Ramone

September 18th 1952, Born on this day, Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin), bass, the Ramones, 1977 UK No.22 single 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'). He died of a drug overdose 5th June 2002. Dee Dee is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, not far from the cenotaph of his former Ramones' bandmate, Johnny Ramone.

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Alan King

September 18th 1946, Born on this day, Alan King, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long').

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Mike Hossack

September 18th 1950, Born on this day, Mike Hossack, Drums, The Doobie Brothers, (1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes', 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin'). Died on March 12th 2012.

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17/09/2017

Rob Tyner

September 17th 1991, Rob Tyner lead singer with the American hard rock band MC5 died after he suffered a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, Michigan. MC5, (shortened from the Motor City Five), formed in Detroit, in 1965, they released their first album, ‘Kick Out the Jams’ in 1969.

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PAUL YOUNG

September 17th 1983, Paul Young scored his first UK No.1 album with his debut release 'No Parlez.' The album returned to the top of the charts on four other occasion's spending a total of 119 weeks on the chart

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The Doors

September 17th 1967, The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, ‘Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,’ from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'

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Paul Mc Cartney

17th Sept 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.

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16/09/2017

David Bellamy

September 16th 1950, Born on this day, David Bellamy, Bellamy Brothers, (1976 US No.1 single 'Let Your Love Flow', 1979 UK No.3 single 'If I Said I Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me').

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Bernie Calvert

September 16th 1942, Born on this day, Bernie Calvert, bass, The Hollies, (joined in 1966, 1972 US No.2 single 'Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress', 1988 UK No.1 single 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', first released in 1969.

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Kenny Jones

September 16th 1948, Born on this day, Kenny Jones, drummer, The Small Faces (1967 UK No.3 single 'Itchycoo Park' & 1968 UK No.1 album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake'). The Faces(1972 UK No.6 single 'Stay With Me'). The Who (after Keith Moon, 1981 UK No.9 single 'You Better You Bet').

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