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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
On This Day
1968 - The Beatles
Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming album, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.
1970 - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix, since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.
1971 - The Who
The Who scored their first and only UK No.1 album with Who's Next, the bands sixth LP release, featuring 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. Cover artwork shows a photograph, taken at Easington Colliery, of the band apparently having just urinated on a large concrete piling. According to photographer Ethan Russell, most of the members were unable to urinate, so rainwater was tipped from an empty film canister to achieve the desired effect.
1976 - Wild Cherry
One Hit Wonders Wild Cherry started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Play That Funky Music'. The song started life as a B-side. It was the group's only hit in the UK which peaked at No.7.
1981 - Gary Numan
Gary Numan took off on a round the world trip in a single engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced to land in India, where local police arrested him.
1982 - Dire Straits
The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits 'Private Investigations' went to No.2 on the UK singles chart, held off No.1 by survivors 'Eye Of The Tiger'.
1983 - Kiss
Kiss appeared without their 'make-up' for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, Lick It Up.
1991 - Rob Tyner
Rob Tyner lead singer with the American hard rock band MC5 died after he suffered a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, Michigan. MC5, (shortened from the Motor City Five), formed in Detroit, in 1965, they released their first album, ‘Kick Out the Jams’ in 1969.
1993 - Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'In Pieces'. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.
1993 - Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with Bat Out Of Hell II.
1996 - Julian Lennon
At Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000 (£21,000), for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, 'Hey Jude'. At the same event, John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite' sold for $103,500, (£57,500).
2004 - Britney Spears
Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline during a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Federline had two daughters from his previous relationship with actress Shar Jackson.
2006 - Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the "2 i's" coffee bar opened in London's Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam Faith were among stars who started out at the club.
2006 - Willie Nelson
73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.
2006 - Ian McCulloch
Echo And The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch was convicted of committing a breach of the peace by shouting, swearing and threatening Gary Duncan and his girlfriend Juliet Sebley backstage at Glasgow Barrowlands in Scotland. A court was told that McCulloch had lost his temper when he discovered the two fans in a toilet cubicle inside his private dressing room.
2007 - Britney Spears
Britney Spears was dropped by her management company, one month after employing their services. Los Angeles-based The Firm said: "We have terminated our professional relationship with Britney Spears. "We believe she is enormously talented, but current circumstances have prevented us from properly doing our job."
2009 - Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage during a concert in Valencia in Spain and was taken to hospital. He was later discharged after doctors told him he had food poisoning. Cohen was in the middle of singing his song Bird On The Wire when he fainted, prompting the band to stop playing and rush to help him.
American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was at no.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shake It Off'.
Born On This Day
1933 - Jimmie Rodgers
Blues singer Jimmie Rodgers, (1957 US No.1 & UK No.30 single 'Honeycomb').
1939 - Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.16 single 'Venus'). On his twenty-first birthday, Frankie Avalon was given $600,000 (£330,000) that he earned as a minor from such hits as his 1959 US No.1 single 'Venus'.
1946 - Alan King
Alan King, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long').
1950 - Mike Hossack
American drummer Michael Hossack who as a member of The Doobie Brothers between 1971 and 1973, playing on several of the band's best-known hits, including 'Listen to the Music' and 'China Grove'. Hossack died of cancer on 12 March 2012 at his home in Dubois, Wyoming at the age of 65.
1952 - Dee Dee Ramone
Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin), bassist, Ramones, 1977 UK No.22 single 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'). He died of a drug overdose 5th June 2002. Dee Dee is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, not far from the cenotaph of his former Ramones' bandmate, Johnny Ramone.
1961 - Martin Beedle
Martin Beedle, drummer, with English rock band Cutting Crew, who scored the 1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight'.
1962 - Joanne Catherall
Joanne Catherall, singer with The Human League. Formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 the group attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US No.1 hit 'Don't You Want Me'.
1962 - Richard Walmsley
Richard Walmsley, Beatmasters, 1988 UK No.5 single 'Rock Da House').
1966 - Mike Heaton
Mike Heaton, drummer, from English alternative rock band Embrace, who had the 2006 UK No. 2 single ‘Natures Law’, the 2006 UK No.1 album This New Day and two other UK No.1 albums.
1966 - Ian Spice
Ian Spice, Breathe, (1988 UK No.4 single 'Hands To Heaven').
1966 - Nigel Clarke
Nigel Clarke from English power pop rock trio Dodgy who had the 1996 UK No.4 single 'Good Enough'.
1967 - Ricky Bell
American singer Ricky Bell, from American R&B group New Edition who had the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl', and Bell Biv DeVoe who had the 1990 US No.3 single 'Do Me!'.
1988 - Lukas Forchhammer
Danish-Irish singer, songwriter Lukas Forchhammer, the lead vocalist for the Danish band Lukas Graham who had the 2016 hit '7 Years' which topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and Canada.