September 7th: On this Day In Music History
|1959, Craig Douglas was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Sam Cooke hit 'Only Sixteen'. Terence Perkins was employed as a milkman before becoming a professional singer and was known as the 'Singing Milkman'.|
1963, The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program 'Saturday Club', at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They performed 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'Memphis', 'Happy Birthday Saturday Club' (arrangement credited to John Lennon), 'I'll Get You', 'She Loves You', and 'Lucille'.
|1984, 18 year-old Janet Jackson announced that she had married singer James Debarge. The couple split the following year.|
|1985, David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at No.1 on the UK singes chart with their version of the Martha Reeves and The Vandellas 1964 hit 'Dancing In The Street.' The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity appeal. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at the JFK Stadium, until it was realised that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible.|
|1985, John Parr started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'St Elmo's Fire', taken from the film of the same name a No.6 hit in the UK.|
|1985, Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a grandfather when his son Zak and his wife Sarah had a daughter Tatia Jayne.|
|1987, As part of their Hysteria world tour, Def Leppard played the first of three nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England.|
|1991, Gloria Estefan was awarded damages of $5 million for the injuries she sustained when her tour bus was involved in an accident.|
|1991, Motley Crue signed a record deal for which they were guaranteed $22.5 million.|
|1993, Prince threw an Egyptian themed party for fan club members at a warehouse in London's King Cross, tickets cost £15.|
|1996, Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres married model Eva Herzigova.|
|1996, Michael Jackson played the first date on the HIStory World Tour, his third solo world concert tour, at Letna Park, Prague in the Czech Republic. The tour consisted of 82 concerts and was attended by approximately 4.5 million fans, beating his previous Bad Tour with 4.4 million and grossing a total of over $163.5 million.|
|1997, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Dance'. The album went on sell over 5 million copies in the US alone.|
|2001, Michael Jackson was reunited onstage with the Jackson Five at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City's Madison Square Garden. It ended Jackson's 11-year hiatus from performing in the U.S. Jackson was joined by Eminem, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Britney Spears and Destiny's Child to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his singing career. |
2002, The Frankie Miller tribute concert was held at Barrowlands in Glasgow, Scotland with all profits going to the Drake Music Project. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Nazareth, Gallagher & Lyle, Hamish Stuart, former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson, ex-Genesis singer Ray Wilson and Joe Walsh all appeared. Miller attended the show, but was still recovering from a 1994 brain hemorrhage, and so was unable to join in.
2003, Black Eyed Peas started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Where Is The Love.' The best selling single of 2003. (with an un-credited Justin Timberlake on the recording).
|2007, A report showed that two-thirds of young people who regularly used MP3 players faced premature hearing damage. The Royal National Institute for Deaf People said its findings were alarming with research showing that 72 out of 110 MP3 users tested in the UK were listening to volumes above 85 decibels. Some MP3 players at full volume registered at 105 decibels, an aircraft taking off measured at 110 decibels.|
|2007, A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a "high risk" profession.|
|2010, Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was voted the greatest "lighter in the air song of all time" by lighter company Zippo. Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven', was voted in at No. 2 and Meat Loaf's 'I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)' was at No. 3 in the survey.|
|September 7th: Born on this day|
|1934, Born on this day, Little Milton, US blues singer guitarist, (1965 US No.25 single 'We're Gonna Make It'). Milton died on 4th August 2005.|
|1936, Born on this day, Buddy Holly, singer, songwriter, The Crickets, (1957 US No.1 'That'll Be The Day', 1959 UK No.1 single 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). Influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Holly was killed in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valans were also killed in the crash.|
|1940, Born on this day, Ronnie Dove, (1965 US No.14 single 'One Kiss For Old Times' Sake').|
1946, Born on this day, Alfa Anderson, Chic, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Le Freak').