On this Day September 21, 1971

The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing ‘Wild Thing’, Bob Dylan playing ‘Maggies Farm’, plus America and Lesley Duncan ‘live’ in the studio. The influential show went on to…

On this Day September 21, 1980

During a North American tour, collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Source link

On this Day September 21, 2007

Snoop Dogg was sentenced to three years probation and 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to carrying a collapsible baton. The rapper was arrested in September 2006 after the baton was found in his bag at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. In April 2007 he was given five years probation and…

On this Day September 21, 2011

A contract revealing that refused to perform in front of a segregated audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 and at least 150 police officers to provide security…

On this Day September 21, 2015

Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group The Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed died at the age of 67. The Bar-Kays appeared as the backing band on numerous recordings for Stax artists such as Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers and Sam…

On this Day September 20, 1968

(recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of around £1,782, with most of the tracks being recorded ‘live’ in the studio with very few overdubs. Source link

On this Day September 20, 1969

Based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie’s started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with It became the longest running in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts. Source link

On this Day September 20, 1970

of was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but was found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a…

On this Day September 20, 1975

‘Fame’ gave his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with Lennon’s voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: “Fame, Fame, Fame” from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics. Source link

On this Day September 20, 2012

The former north London home of the original band members of was bought by a Singaporean developer. Sham Masterman, who admitted not being a big fan of the rock band, bought the Highgate house and the one next door for £1.2m each. Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and had all lived in the house…