Today In Oldies Music History: September 11--
Births1918: Estelle Axton
1940: Bernie Dwyer (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1943: Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)
1946: Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams)
1948: John Martyn
1953: Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Deaths1987: Peter Tosh
2004: Fred Ebb
2005: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Events1952: Having left New Orleans and the Swingtime label the year before, Ray Charles makes his first recordings for his new label, Atlantic, in New York City.
1956: The London premiere of the Bill Haley film Rock Around the Clock leads to a riot at the Trocadero Cinema, leading to national outrage and a ban on the film in major UK cities.
1960: Nancy Sinatra marries her first husband, teen idol Tommy Sands. The marriage would last five years.
1962: At today's second attempt at cutting the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You," producer George Martin decides, for the first and only time, to use session drummer Andy White instead of Ringo Starr. Ringo can be heard playing on the album version of the song, but White is on the single, with Ringo on maracas and tambourine.
1963: Elvis Presley completes work on his 15th film, Viva Las Vegas.
1964: The 16-year-old winner of a Mick Jagger impersonation contest at Greenwich, England's Town Hall reveals himself to be... Mick's younger brother, Chris.
1967: The Beatles begin filming their ill-fated Magical Mystery Tour movie in the countryside west of London. The psychedelic bus which is to take the passengers on their "mystery trip" is two hours late, but eventually picks up Paul and an entourage, goes to Surrey to gather the rest of the band, stops off in Basingstoke, Hampshire for lunch, and ends the day almost 200 miles away in Teignmouth, Devon. The entire day's trip has been filmed, to little consequence.
1968: Larry Graham, bassist for Sly and the Family Stone, is arrested for possession of marijuana in London, leading to the group being kicked out of their hotel and off their planned BBC TV appearance.
1971: The Jackson 5's eponymous TV cartoon show debuts, naturally enough, on ABC. Unlike the Beatles' cartoon show, this one utilizes the brothers' actual voices.
1974: London's Wembley Stadium plays host to CSNY, Joni Mitchell, and the Band, with a record 50,000 attendance.
1976: Elvis Presley begins to hear rumors that recently fired bodyguards and hangers-on Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler are collaborating on a tell-all book about their time with the King. This would eventually surface as the notorious Elvis: What Happened?
1977: Elton John lyricist Bernie Taupin makes a rare acting appearance, guest starring as the leader of a fictional rock band called Circus on the "Meet Dracula" episode of ABC-TV's The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
1979: The Who play their first concert without longtime drummer Keith Moon, who'd overdosed the previous year. Ex-Faces drummer Kenny Jones sits in during the gig at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, and will eventually become Moon's full-time replacement.
2002: James Brown's daughters Deanna and Yamma sue their dad for alleged songwriting royalties due for songs they helped co-write, including the 1976 hit "Get Up Offa That Thing," which they would have assisted him with when they were three and six, respectively.
2003: Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan all decide not to take the stage on the second anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Recording1962: The Beatles: "Love Me Do," "P.S. I Love You"
1963: The Beatles: "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Little Child," "All I've Got to Do," "Not a Second Time," "Don't Bother Me"
1967: Elvis Presley: ""Mine," "Just Call Me Lonesome," "Hi-Heel Sneakers," "You Don't Know Me," "We Call On Him," "You'll Never Walk Alone"
1968: The Beatles, "Glass Onion"
Charts1961: Judy Garland's LP Judy at Carnegie Hall hits #1
1965: The Beatles' LP Help! hits #1
1971: Donny Osmond's "Go Away Little Girl" hits #1
1976: KC and the Sunshine Band's "Shake Your Booty (Shake, Shake, Shake)" hits #1
Certifications1966: The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" is certified gold
1967: The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is certified gold
1975: Janis Ian's LP Between the Lines is certified gold