Rock 'n' Roll History for
September 7






1957 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Elvis enters a recording studio to cut "Treat Me Nice", "Don't" and the tracks for his upcoming Christmas album.

1958 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Georgia Gibbs performs "The Hula-Hoop Song" on The Ed Sullivan Show, boosting the craze that is sweeping North America. The song would be the last of nine Top-40 hits for Gibbs.

1963 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Three weeks after its release, The Beatles' "She Loves You" hits #1 in England. It remained on the charts for thirty-one consecutive weeks, eighteen of those in the top three.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
The Beatles perform two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, one at 6:30, the other at 10:00 PM. Over 35,000 fans paid an average of $5 per ticket to see the Fab Four, along with Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and Jackie DeShannon. During a question and answer session in the afternoon, one reporter asked John Lennon how long he thought The Beatles would last. Lennon's reply was "Longer than you."

1968 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Iron Butterfly's LP, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" enters Billboard's album chart, where it will reach #10. Today it is a multi-Platinum album which has sold over 25 million copies and was Atlantic Records' biggest selling LP until it was surpassed by 1971's "Led Zeppelin IV".

1972 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
With their hit "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" flying high on the UK charts, Slade interrupts their current US tour and fly back to London to headline at the Sundown concert venue in the Mile End Road.

September 7
Curtis Mayfield's LP, "Super Fly" goes Gold as it tops the Billboard Hot 200 album chart on the strength of the title track and "Freddie's Dead". The album is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied.

1974 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Elton John is awarded a Gold record for "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me". The single was #2 on the Hot 100 for four straight weeks, but was kept out of the top spot by John Denver's "Annie's Song", Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and Paper Lace's "The Night Chicago Died".

1975 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
The Guess Who play their final concert at a show in Montreal. Core members Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman would return for another tour in 1987.

1978 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
The Who's drummer, Keith Moon died of an overdose of a sedative called Heminevrin that had been prescribed to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal. The 31 year old Moon died in the same apartment that had previously belonged to Harry Nilsson and earlier, Mama Cass Elliot. He is eventually replaced in The Who by ex-Faces drummer Kenney Jones.

1984 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Stevie Wonder had his first UK #1 with "I Just Called To Say I Love You", 18 years after his chart debut in 1966. The song stayed at the top for six weeks.

1985 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
David Bowie and Mick Jagger's version of "Dancing In The Streets" hits #1 on the UK Pop chart.

September 7
Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a grandfather when son Zak and his wife Sarah had a daughter, Tatia Jayne.

1986 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Michael Nesmith joins the other three Monkees on stage for the first time since they disbanded in 1970.

1987 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Despite threats from former member Roger Waters to sue promoters if the show goes on, Pink Floyd kicks off their A Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour in Ottawa, Canada.

1988 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Barry Sadler, who scored a huge 1966 hit with "Ballad Of The Green Berets", is shot while riding in a Guatemala City taxi. Whether someone shot him or the pistol he carried accidentally discharged, will probably never be known. Sadler was hospitalized for 14 months before dying of his injuries.

2001 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Michael Jackson was reunited on stage with The Jackson Five at his 30th Anniversary Celebration in New York City's Madison Square Garden.

2003 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Warren Zevon, the singer / songwriter best remembered for his 1978 breakthrough album "Excitable Boy", which contained his only hit single, "Werewolves Of London", died of lung cancer at the age of 56.

2011 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Buddy Holly posthumously receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a star-studded ceremony that included his widow Maria Elena, old friend Phil Everly and the man who portrayed him in a 1978 movie, Gary Busey.

2012 - ClassicBands.com

September 7
Dorothy McGuire Williamson of The McGuire Sisters passed away at the age of 84. She teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for 18 US Top 40 hits in the '50s and '60s, including the chart topping "Sincerely" and "Sugartime".






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