Today in Music: September 16, 2010


On this date in 1963, The Beatles release "She Loves You" in the US. The single, issued on the Swan Records label, hits #1 in the UK but fails to generate any interest in the US at this time.

In 1970, Jimi Hendrix makes his final live appearance, joining Eric Burdon onstage at London club, Ronnie Scott's. He would die of a heroin overdose two days later.

In 1977, T. Rex singer Marc Bolan is killed in an automobile accident.

In 1978, Boston hits #1 with the release of their second album, Don't Look Back.

On this day in 1979, the first official "rap" single, "Rapper's Delight", is released by the Sugarhill Gang.

In 1995, a band called Kara's Flowers makes their live debut at the Whisky A-Go-Go in Los Angeles. The band would later morph into Maroon 5.

In 2006, Bob Dylan hits #1 on the US Top 200 Albums chart with his latest album, Modern Times.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1925 - BB King

1948 - Kenny Jones, drummer in Small Faces and The Who

1952 - Ron Blair, bassist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

1954 - Colin Newman, singer/guitarist for Wire

1961 - Bilinda Butcher, singer/guitarist for My Bloody Valentine

1963 - Chicago-born singer/songwriter Richard Marx

1969 - Justine Frischmann, singer/guitarist in Elastica (pictured)

1992 - Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers

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