13th SEPTEMBER

1958: Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack good’s ‘Oh Boy’, performing ‘Move It’.

1960: A campaign was started in the UK to ban the American hit ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’ by Ray Peterson.

1962: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sherry,” The Four Seasons.

1964: During a UK tour two dozen rugby players were hired as ‘a human crash barrier’ at a Rolling Stones gig at the Liverpool Empire.

1965: The Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ was released as a Beatles single in the US.

1967: The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company’s director.

1969: John and Yoko flew to Canada with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada.

1969: The first day of the 3 day Rugby Bag Blues Festival in Warwickshire, England.

1980: Kelly Marie was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Feels Like I’m In Love’. Ray Dorset from Mungo Jerry wrote the song.

1985: Sting begins his first solo tour in San Diego.

1985: ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s ‘The Boys Of Summer’ video won four trophies, including Best Video.

1986: Berlin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder written and produced ‘Take My Breath Away’.

1986: The Communards were at No.1 on the UK with the singles chart with ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, which had been a hit for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1975 and later a hit for Thelma Houston.

1987: Michael Jackson started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Bad’, his follow up to the ‘Thriller’ album It stayed at No.1 on the US chart for six weeks.

1991: Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’

1992: Skywalker Machine Gun Feedback, Jealous and Oasis all appeared as part of the UK music convention ‘In The City’ unsigned-band night in Manchester, England.

1997: Mariah Carey started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Honey’, her 12th US No.1 and third single to debut at No.1. It was a No.3 hit in the UK.

1997: The Verve scored their first and only UK No.1 single with ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, taken from their third album, Urban Hymns.

1998: Lauryn Hill started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’

2000: The Inaugural Latin Grammy Awards take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Carlos Santana and Mexican rock band Mana take home the prestigious record of the year award for “Corazon Espinado.” Santana, Mana and Mexican artist Luis Miguel tie with three wins each.

2000: Elton John threw a tantrum when he was set to appear at a sell-out show at the Estoril Casino near Lisbon.

2004: Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is the top winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA), held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta.

2005: The home where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community centre opposite the cemetery where the guitarist was buried in 1970.

2005: The Sex Pistols were among new names added to a celebrity Walk of Fame in Covent Garden London.

2006: The search for Supernova’s frontman comes to an end as punk rocker Lukas Rossi is named the winning vocalist of the CBS reality show “Rock Star: Supernova.”

2009: Vera Lynn went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘We’ll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn’.

One Response to 13th SEPTEMBER

  1. Lorraine says:

    It’s always a pleasure to hear from someone with exteprise.

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