16th SEPTEMBER

1920: Enrico Caruso recorded his last work for Victor Records.

1938: “Boogie Woogie” was recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.

1956: Anne Shelton was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lay Down Your Arms.’ Shelton was a British vocal star of the 40s & 50s.

1963: ‘She Loves You’ by The Beatles was released by Swan Records in the US.

1963: The Beach Boys album “Surfer Girl” was released.

1967: Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded 11 takes of ‘Your Mother Should Know’, giving the song a stronger beat.

1967: Jimi Hendrix’s debut LP, Are You Experienced? entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it stayed for 106 weeks.

1970: Led Zeppelin won ‘best group’ in the Melody Maker readers Poll. This was the first time in 8 years that The Beatles hadn’t won ‘best group.’

1970: Jimi Hendrix joined Eric Burdon on stage at Ronnie Scotts in London for what would become the guitarist’s last ever public appearance.

1972: Wishbone Ash, Family, Steppenwolf, John Kay Band, Slade, Uriah Heep, Roy Wood and Wizzard, Wild Angels, Glencoe, Sunshine and Cold Comfort Farm all appeared at this years Buxton Festival in UK.

1977: 29-year-old former T Rex singer Marc Bolan was killed instantly when the car driven by his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, left the road and hit a tree in London.

1979: The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was released. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world.

1989: U2 played with B.B. King on a boat rented for the blues legends 64th birthday in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

1996: Pearl Jam played the first night on their ‘No Code’ tour at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

1998, At a Sotheby’s auction a notebook belonging to former Beatles roadie Mal Evans containing the lyrics to ‘Hey Jude’ sold for £111,500 and a two-tone denim jacket belonging to John Lennon went for £9,200.

2001: Austrian act DJ Otzi went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hey Baby’, a Euro-dance version of Bruce Channel’s No.2 hit from 1962.

2004: Weather Girls singer Izora Armstead died aged 62 of heart failure at a hospital in San Leandro, East San Francisco.

2006: Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Modern Times.’ Entering the U.S. charts at No.1, making it Dylan’s first album to reach that position since 1976’s Desire, 30 years prior.

2009: Mary Travers from Folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary, passed away after suffering from leukemia for several years. She was 72.

2013: A souvenir booklet from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival signed by Jimi Hendrix fetched $6,500 on eBay.

2014: American singer Ariana Grande was at No.1 on the US album chart with My Everything the singer’s 2nd studio album.

2014: The George Strait live album “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium” was released. The show was the last of George Strait’s last tour.

 

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