Today in Music: September 1, 2010

On this day in 1977, the rock band Blondie, led by former Playboy bunny Deborah Harry, inked a deal with Chrysalis Records, which had first required that the band buy back its contract from Private Stock Records.

In 1979, U2 releases their first recordings, a three-song single called "U2-3", which features early versions of "Out Of Control" and "Stories For Boys", as well as a song called "Boy-Girl". It would be there only release for CBS Records.

On this day in 1982, Blondie cancel their entire British tour due to lackluster advance ticket sales, coming on the heels of the commercial failure of their latest album, "The Hunter".

In 1983, Mick Jones is kicked out of the Clash.

In 1986, Madness, best known for the US hit, "Our House", announce their decision to split up.

In 2002, Atomic Kitten hit #1 in the UK with their cover of Blondie's "The Tide Is High".


Country legend Conway Twitty, 1933.

Archie Bell, singer for Archie Bell & The Drells (best known for the hit "Tighten Up"), 1944.

Barry Gibb, the Bee Gees, 1947.

Bruce Foxton, bassist for The Jam, 1955.

Joseph Mark Trohman, guitarist for Fall Out Boy, 1984.

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