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Today in Oldies Music History: September 3

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Today in Oldies Music History: September 3

Today In Oldies Music History: September 3

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Births

1925: Hank Thompson
1933: Tompall Glaser (The Glaser Brothers)
1934: Freddie King
1942: Al Jardine (The Beach Boys)
1944: Gary Leeds (The Walker Brothers)
1945: Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
1947: Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
1948: Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
1952: Leroy Smith (Sweet Sensation)

Deaths

1970: Alan Wilson (Canned Heat)
1994: Major Lance
2004: Billy Davis
2007: Janis Martin

Events

1963: Three years after its inception, Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records is bought by Warner Brothers.
1965: Yet another riot during a Rolling Stones concert as 30 fans rush the stage during their performance in Dublin, Ireland, knocking lead singer Mick Jagger to the floor and forcing the band to flee.
1966: After 14 years on TV (and ten years on radio before that), the last episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which made Ricky Nelson a household name, airs on ABC.
1967: A young Swedish singer named Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins a talent-show contest on the TV program Hyland's Corner with her group the Anni-Frid Four. She would later become famous as one of the two female lead singers of ABBA.
1968: Sly and the Family Stone's career gets another boost when the band wins the final round on NBC-TV's summer talent competition Showcase '68.
1968: Having quit the band in disgust a few weeks earlier due to endless band infighting during the "White Album" sessions, Ringo returns to Abbey Road Studios to find his drum kit covered in flowers.
1969: The 30th Elvis Presley movie, the '20s period piece The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It), is released.
1970: The Dave Clark Band call it quits after ten years.
1970: An affair with Mick Jagger is cited in Marianne Faithfull's divorce proceedings from art dealer John Dunbar.
1970: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown suffers a setback when Brown is arrested after a performance at the Palermo Pop Festival in Italy for completely disrobing on stage. He spends four days in solitary confinement, during which he receives a petition signed by 200 locals advising him to leave the country immediately.
1970: The very first "bootleg" recording, a collection of Bob Dylan outtakes entitled Great White Wonder, reaches its peak sales figure of 350,000 copies.
1971: Paul McCartney decides to name his new band "Wings."
1991: Ike Turner is released from his four-year stint in the California Men's Colony state prison in San Luis Obispo after serving 18 months.
2002: The Ronettes sue ex-producer Phil Spector for $3 million in unpaid royalties from movie, TV, and commercial usage of their big early-Sixties hits.
2004: After 46 years with EMI, Cliff Richard shocks the music world by moving to Universal Records.

Releases

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Recording

1940: Artie Shaw, "Summit Ridge Drive"
1956: Elvis Presley, "Ready Teddy," "First In Line," "Rip It Up"
1959: Bobby Darin, "Clementine"
1965: Lou Christie, "Lightnin' Strikes"

Charts

1955: Mitch Miller's "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" hits #1
1955: The Four Lads' "Moments To Remember" enters the charts
1966: The Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There" enters the charts
1966: ? and the Mysterians' "96 Tears" enters the charts
1966: Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" hits #1

Certifications

1968: The Beatles' "Hey Jude" is certified gold

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