September 7-13th -This Week in Rock

Trivia Question Answer – September 7-13th

Elvis makes his Ed Sullivan Show debut, playing his songs “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Love Me Tender”, and “Ready Teddy”. September 9, 1956

September 7-13th – BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Little Milton – September 7, 1934 (blues guitarist and vocalist)
Buddy Holly – September 7, 1936 (vocals and guitar, The Crickets)
Benmont Tench – September 7, 1954 (keyboards, Tom Petty, and the Heartbreakers)
Otis Redding – September 9, 1941 (singer-songwriter, R&B)
Bruce Palmer – September 9, 1946 (bass, Buffalo Springfield)

Happy Birthday Joe Perry!

Joe Perry – September 10, 1950 (guitarist, Aerosmith)
John Martyn – September 11, 1948 (singer-songwriter)
Tommy Shaw – September 11, 1953 (vocals and guitar, Styx)
Barry White – September 12, 1944 (singer-songwriter, R&B)
Ernie Ball – September 9, 2004 (music entrepreneur)
Peter Tosh – September 11, 1987 (guitar and keyboard, Bob Marley, and the Wailers)
Johnny Cash – September 12, 2003 (singer-songwriter)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Keith Moon – September 7, 1978 (drums, The Who)
Erma Franklin – September 7, 2002 (American gospel and R&B singer)
Warren Zevon – September 7, 2003 (American rock singer-songwriter and musician)
Prince Buster – September 8, 2016 (Reggae Musician, Madness)
Don Williams – September 8, 2017 (Country Music Singer)

Bill Monroe – September 9, 1996 (Father of Bluegrass)
Ernie Ball – September 9, (American entrepreneur, musician, Guitar related products)
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown – September 10, 2005 (Blues Singer)
Peter Tosh – September 11, 1987 (The Wailers, Reggae Musician)
Daniel Johnston – September 11, 2019 (American Musician & Visual Artist)
Stanley Turrentine – September 12, 2000 (American Jaz Saxophonist)
Bryn Merrick – September 13, 2015 (The Damned)

Music Releases & Top of The Charts…

Fleetwood Mac’s The Dance hits #1 – September 7, 1997
Weezer release their breakthrough single, “Buddy Holly. September 7, 1994
Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” hits #1 – September 8, 1973
The Allman Brother’s Band’s Brothers and Sisters hits #1 – September 8, 1973
Sam and Dave, “Soul Man” releases – September 9, 1967
John Lennon, Imagine releases – September 9, 1971

The Eagles Release Witchy Woman

The Eagles, “Witchy Woman” releases – September 9, 1972
The Who’s LP Who Are You enters the charts – September 9, 1978
Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” is certified gold – September 10, 1975
Bob Dylan, Hard Rain releases – September 10, 1976
The Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” is certified gold – September 11, 1967
Pink Floyd, “Wish You Were Here” releases – September 12, 1975
Santana’s LP Santana hits #1- September 13, 1969
Bruce Springsteen’s LP Born To Run enters the charts – September 13, 1975

This Week in Rock History…

The “New Yardbirds” give their first ever live performance, in Denmark. Changing their name to a more original “Led Zeppelin”. September 7, 1968

David Bowie begins recording his iconic album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. September 7,1971

In an attempt to hide the wrinkles in his suit, Chuck Berry does the duck walk for the first time. September 8, 1955

Elvis makes his Ed Sullivan Show debut, playing his songs “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Love Me Tender”, and “Ready Teddy”. September 9, 1956

Tom Waits’ album “Bone Machine” drops a sonic avalanche of apocalyptic percussion sounds, snarls, and deathly wails. At the same, the fans yell for more! September 8, 1992.

Rod Stewart Records First Single!

Rod Stewart records his first single, which is a cover of the Willie Dixon tune “Good Morning Little School Girl”. The cut features future Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones on bass. September 10, 1964

The BBC bans the song “Star Star” by The Rolling Stones. The song used a dirty phrase in the chorus. 12 times. – September 10, 1973

The band the New York Dolls break up – September 10, 1974

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is releases as a single, forever changing the musical meaning of the word “Alternative.”

Bing Crosby invites David Bowie to make a very special appearance on his annual Christmas TV special. He suggested that the pair sings a duet. Bowie agrees, and the two end up filming an incredible rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”. Mashed up with Bowie’s original composition “Peace on Earth” – September 10, 1977

The Who Perform Without Keith Moon

The Who play their first concert without Keith Moon, who died the previous year. To fill in, the band gets ex-Faces drummer Kenny Jones. Becoming Moon’s permanent replacement. September 11, 1979

The FCC bans the practice of “Payola”. The controversial Payola practice involved the act of paying DJ’s to play specific songs. This became a huge scandal involving such well-respected DJ’s as Dick Clark and Alan Freed. September 13, 1960

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