September 17th: On this Day In Music History
|1931, The first 33 and a third LP players were launched by RCA victor at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.|
|1956, The BBC announced the removal of Bill Haley and His Comets' 'Rockin' Through The Rye' from its playlist because they felt the song went against traditional British standards. The record, based on an 18th century Scottish Folk tune, was at No.5 on the UK charts.|
1961, Shirley Bassey was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Reach For The Stars / Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' The Welsh singers second and final UK No.1.
1962, The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.
1967, Johnny Cash played two shows at The Masonic Temple Davenport Iowa