Today in Music: September 17, 2010


On this day in 1931, RCA showcased their first 33 1/3 RPM gramaphone record players at a press conference held at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York City.

In 1967, Jim Morrison and the Doors were banned from appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show after Morrison broke a promise not to sing the lyrics "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" during "Light My Fire".

On this date in 1969, media reports of Paul McCartney's death in a car accident three years prior began to circulate around the world. The reports claimed that McCartney had been replaced by a double and that this was why the Beatles chose to stop performing in public.

In 1976, the Sex Pistols performed for inmates at Chelmsford Prison in Essex, UK.

In 1991, MC5 singer Rob Tyner died of a heart attack at the age of 46.

Also in 1991, Guns n Roses' label, Geffen Records, ships out over 4 million units of "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II", making it the largest initial shipment by a single artist in US history.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1923 - Hank Williams

1950 - Fee Waybill, The Tubes

1985 - Jonathan Jacob Walker, bassist, Panic at the Disco

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