11th SEPTEMBER

1952: Ahmet Ertegun began recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles at Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York City.

1962: The Beatles record “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” at the Abbey Road Studios in London.

1962: After George Martin insisted that session drummer Andy White took Ringo Starr’s place, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single.

1963: In Los Angeles, fans can buy the unauthorized Bob Dylan release The Great White Wonder. It’s generally credited as the first bootleg album.

1964: The winner of a Mick Jagger impersonation contest held in Greenwich, England, reveals that he’s really Chris Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman’s younger brother.

1965: The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Help!’, the group’s sixth US chart topper.

1967: Fresh from the release of Sgt. Pepper, the Beatles head out in a psychedelic bus with their entourage to begin filming The Magical Mystery Tour. The bus goes on to visit the English towns of Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, and an airport in Kent.

1968: The Beatles record 34 takes of “Glass Onion.”

1968: Bassist from Sly and the Family Stone, Larry Graham was busted for cannabis possession as the band arrived in London to start a UK tour.

1971: Donny Osmond started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Go Away Little Girl’. The singers only US solo chart topper.

1971: The animated Jackson Five series premiered on ABC-TV in the US.

1976: KC and the Sunshine Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(Shake Shake Shake), Shake Your Body’, the group’s third US No.1, a No.22 hit in the UK.

1977: David Bowie recorded a guest appearance on ‘Bing Crosby’s ‘Merrie Olde Christmas’ TV show duetting with Crosby on ‘Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy.

1982: Chicago started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’, the group’s second US No.1.

1982: John “Cougar” Mellencamp became the only male artist to have two singles in the US Top Ten as well as the No.1 album.

1987: Peter Gabriel cleaned up at this year’s MTV Awards, winning best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects and five other awards for the track ‘Sledgehammer’.

1987: Level 42’s ‘It’s Over’, became the first CD video single to go on sale in the UK.

1988: Michael Jackson appeared at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England on his Bad World Tour.

1988: Metallica kicked off their 222-date Damaged Justice world tour at the MTK Football Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.

1993: Mariah Carey started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreamlover’.

1997: John Lee Hooker receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1999: Grand Ole Opry stars Riders in the Sky make concert appearance number 4,000 during Cowboy Days in Puyallup, Wash.

2000: Canadian country music group the Wilkinsons clean up at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton. The Wilkinsons win four awards, including the Chevy Fans’ Choice Award, voted on by ordinary Canadians, and the group of the year trophy.

2000: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland unveils the Jimi Hendrix Surround Sound Theater and Exhibit.

2006: George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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