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Today in Oldies Music History: September 18

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Today in Oldies Music History: September 18

Today In Oldies Music History: September 18

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Births

1929: Teddi King
1933: Jimmie Rodgers
1939: Frankie Avalon
1946: Alan King (Ace)
1949: Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
1950: Michael Hossack (Doobie Brothers)

Deaths

1970: Jimi Hendrix
1979: Greg Arama (The Amboy Dukes)
1992: Earl Van Dyke (Funk Brothers)

Events

1947: The first-ever country music presentation is held at Carnegie Hall, featuring Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff.
1955: CBS-TV's popular variety show Toast Of The Town is renamed what many people had been calling it all along, The Ed Sullivan Show.
1956: Rock shows are banned at the US Naval Station in Newport, RI after a fight breaks out during a Fats Domino concert.
1957: The Big Record, CBS-TV's answer to American Bandstand, premieres with host Patti Page and guests Billy Ward & the Dominoes and Tony Bennett.
1960: Teen idol Frankie Avalon turns 21, making him an adult and therefore eligible to claim the over $600,000 he earned while underage.
1967: The Beatles journey to the Raymond Revue bar in London to film the notorious "striptease" scene in Magical Mystery Tour. Accompanying stripper Jan Carson is the Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band, playing a song called "Death Cab For Cutie."
1971: Pink Floyd becomes the first rock at to perform at Montreux, Switzerland's Classical Music Festival.
1971: The ill-fated Bobby Sherman sitcom Getting Together premieres on ABC-TV.
1980: The tenth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' untimely death is marked by a multimedia event, featuring Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, held at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.
1983: For an MTV publicity stunt to promote KISS' new album, Lick It Up, the band appear in public for the first time without makeup.
1985: The Gladys Knight/Flip Wilson sitcom Charlie And Company premieres on CBS-TV.
1999: The governor of Tennessee, Donald K. Sundquist, declares today Carl Perkins Day in honor of its native son.
2006: Willie Nelson's tour bus is stopped near Lafayette, LA, and Nelson, along with four members of his band, are arrested for possession of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.
2008: The Village People are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of fame at 6529 Hollywood Blvd.

Releases

1976: Boston, "More Than A Feeling"

Recording

1962: Dee Dee Sharp, "Ride!"
1968: The Beatles, "Birthday"

Charts

1961: Hayley Mills' "Let's Get Together" enters the charts
1961: Bobby Vee's "Take Good Care Of My Baby" hits #1
1976: Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music" hits #1

Certifications

1981: The Doors' LP Greatest Hits is certified platinum

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