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Today in Oldies Music History: September 7

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Today In Oldies Music History: September 7

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Births

1920: Al Caiola
1921: Arthur Ferrante
1929: Sonny Rollins
1934: Little Milton
1935: Ronnie Dove
1936: Buddy Holly
1939: Latimore
1946: Alfa Anderson (Chic)
1949: Gloria Gaynor
1951: Morris Albert
1957: Margot Chapman (The Starland Vocal Band)

Deaths

1978: Keith Moon (The Who)
2003: Warren Zevon

Events

1958: Riding the crest of the nation's latest youth craze, Georgia Gibbs performs "The Hula-Hoop Song" on tonight's broadcast of CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show.
1963: The Rolling Stones' debut UK single, a cover of Chuck Berry's "Come On," stalls at #21.
1966: Roy Orbison begins filming his one and only starring role, in the unlikely Western comedy The Fastest Guitar Alive, with a cameo by Sam "The Sham" Samudio of "Wooly Bully" fame.
1968: Led Zeppelin take the stage for the first time, still under the Yardbirds name, at Denmark's Teen-Clubs Box 45. On the same night, the Doors make their UK stage debut at London's Roundhouse Club.
1969: After a four-year US run, ABC-TV cancels the Beatles' cartoon series.
1973: Having threatened to clear the label's roster of illegal drug abusers, and after hesitating when Eric Burdon of the Animals requests to have his contract terminated for just that reason, Mike Curb leaves his post as president of MGM Records.
1973: Infamous adult-movie star Linda Lovelace opens Elton John's show at the Hollywood Bowl by introducing Elton as "the biggest, largest, most gigantic and fantastic man" and "the co-star of my next movie."
1975: The Guess Who hold their final concert in Montreal, though leaders Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman have reunited onstage since then.
1985: Ringo Starr becomes the proud grandfather of Tatia Jayne by his son Zak -- the first Beatle to be so honored.
1986: Completing the Monkees' unlikely comeback, Michael Nesmith finally relents and joins the group for its first full stage reunion in Los Angeles.
1988: SSgt Barry Sadler of "Ballad Of The Green Berets" fame is seriously wounded by a gunshot to the head while riding in a cab in Guatemala. Sadler died 14 months later, still in a coma. Rumors to this day circulate over just who shot him and why: his death has been attributed to suicide, accident, robbery, and political intrigue.
2001: During his 30th Anniversary celebration at Madison Square Garden, Michael Jackson is reunited onstage with the Jackson 5 for the first time since 1984.
2007: Connie Stevens begins shooting her first film as director, a drama entitled Saving Grace B. Jones.

Releases

1965: Bob Dylan, "Positively 4th Street"

Recording

1940: Artie Shaw, "Temptation"
1967: The Beatles, "Blue Jay Way"

Charts

1968: The Doors' LP Waiting For The Sun hits #1
1968: Iron Butterfly's LP In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida enters the charts

Certifications

1972: Curtis Mayfield's soundtrack LP Superfly is certified gold
1974: Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" is certified gold

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