17th SEPTEMBER

1931: RCA Victor Records began demonstrations of the long-playing (LP), 33-1/3 RPM phonograph record.

1939: Frank Sinatra recorded “All or Nothing at All” with the Harry James Orchestra for Columbia Records.

1952: Frank Sinatra completed his final session with Mitch Miller and Columbia Records.

1955: Capitol Records released “Magic Melody, Part Two”. The song consisted only of the last two notes of the musical phrase, “Shave and a haircut, two bits.” It was the shortest song to ever to be released.

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.

1956: Brenda Lee’s single “Jambalaya” was released. It was her first single.

1964: During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City.

1965: “The Smothers Brothers Show” premiered on CBS-TV.

1962: The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen’s Hall, Widnes, Cheshire.

1967: The Doors appear on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and performed “Light My Fire” and “People Are Strange.”

1967: The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. An incident occurred with flash explosions that damaged Pete Townshend’s ears.

1976: Ringo Starr released “Ringo’s Rotogravure.”

1983: Paul Young scored his first UK No.1 album with his debut release ‘No Parlez.’

1991, Over 4 million copies of Guns N’ Roses album, ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘Use Your Illusion II’ were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest ship-out in pop history in the US.

1997: Fleetwood Mac began their reunion tour with the support of their LP “The Dance.”

2002: Kelly Clarkson’s first single “Before Your Love/A Moment Like This” was released.

2003: Moore and Bode Cigars were suing P Diddy after film footage of their “secret” production process turned up in his latest video.

2006: Justin Timberlake went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Futuresex / Lovesounds’ the singers second solo album and second No.1.

2011: Adele went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Someone Like You’. The track was also No.1 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.

2011: The estate of Jimi Hendrix gave the go-ahead for another round of archival releases nearly 41 years to the day after the singer’s death.

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