Today in Music: September 8, 2010

On this day in 1956, 18-year-old Eddie Cochran signed a deal with Liberty Records. He would go on to record such Top 40 hits as "Summertime Blues", Twenty Flight Rock" and "C'mon Everybody". He would die three years later in an accident while on tour in Britain.

In 1977, Wings guitarist Jimmy McCulloch left the band to participate in a reunion of the Small Faces.

In 1993, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love performed together in L.A., debuting a song called "Pennyroyal Tea".

In 1995, R.E.M. begin a U.S. tour in Miami, with support act Radiohead.

On this date in 2002, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson begins a new job as airline pilot for the Astraeus Airlines.


Patsy Cline, 1932.

Ron McKernan, keyboardiost for the Grateful Dead, 1945.

David Steele, Fine Young Cannibals, 1960.

Richard Hughes, drummer for Keane, 1975.

Alicia Moore (aka P!nk), 1979.

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility

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