On this Day September 25, 1964

The Temptations begin recording ‘My Girl’ which went on to be their first US number one and the first of fifteen US Top Ten hits. Source link

On this Day September 25, 1975

Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage at the Latin Casino, New Jersey. Wilson collapsed into a coma suffering severe brain damage. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, ‘Lonely Teardrops’ and was two words into the line, “….my heart is crying” when he collapsed…

On this Day September 25, 1980

, drummer with died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. Bonzo was found dead at guitarists house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, Moby Dick, would often last for half an hour and regularly…

On this Day September 24, 1957

The classic, Jailhouse Rock was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first rock video. Source link

On this Day September 24, 1966

The Association started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Cherish’. The New Christy Minstrels almost recorded the track but Association member and songwriter, Terry Kirkman, held onto Cherish instead of selling it for $1000. The finished recording played for 3 minutes and 25 seconds, but the singles label listed…

On this Day September 24, 1966

arrived in London with manager Chas chandler on a flight from New York City. With only the clothes he was wearing, Hendrix had sold his other belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York. One of the first things he did after arriving in England was to legally change his name from James to…

On this Day September 24, 1991

Nirvana’s album was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide. The idea for the now iconic front cover shot of the baby swimming came after and drummer Dave Grohl saw a…

On this Day September 23, 1966

The ‘Rolling Stones 66’ 12 date UK tour kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall London. Supported by Long John Baldry, Ike & Tina Turner and The Yardbirds, was playing bass, with Jeff Beck on guitar). Michelangelo Antonioni attended this concert and asked The Yardbirds to appear in his forthcoming film Blow Up. Also both…

On this Day September 23, 1969

The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and the story went worldwide. By late October 1969 the hoax was so well entrenched, that McCartney came…

On this Day September 23, 1977

released ‘Heroes’ as a single. Co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno, the track features King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and has gone on to become one of Bowie’s signature songs. Source link