September 2016



1939: Katie Webster (d. September 5, 1999)

1953: Buddy (Holly) & Bob audition for Lubbock country radio station KDAV.

2001: Ted Mulry dies in Sydney at 49.

2004: Panamanian singer Ruben Blades starts as Panama’s Minister of Tourism.

2005: RL Burnside dies in a Memphis Hospital, aged 78.


1928: Horace Silver, pianist, composer

2003: The Clash receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from GQ Magazine.


1915: Peter ‘Memphis Slim’ Charman

1934: Freddie King

1966: Donovan’s ‘Sunshine Superman’ tops US charts.


1905: Meade Lux Lewis, pianist

1962: The Beatles’ first recording session at Abbey Road. They record ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘How Do You Do It.’

1970: George Harrison releases ‘My Sweet Lord.’

1970: Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out released.

1971: Go Set reports:

The top Australian Single is ‘Eagle Rock’ by Daddy Cool


1939: John Stewart (he wrote ‘Daydream Believer’ for The Monkees).

1945: Al Stewart

1946: Buddy Miles

1946 92: Freddie Mercury

1946: Loudon Wainwright III

1964: ‘Mercy, Mercy’ by Don Covay and the Goodtimers enters the charts, reaching No 35. Also covered by the Stones on Out of our Heads.

1957: Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet released.

1969: Bluesman Josh White dies in Manhasset, N.Y., at age 61.

1970d: Albert ‘Sunnyland Slim’ Luandrew

1991d: Katie Webster

2003: Neil Young’s film Greendale premieres at Toronto Film Festival.


1877: Charles ‘Buddy’ Bolden, New Orleans

1925- 1976: Jimmy Reed

1926d: Fred Below

1939: David Allan Coe

1944: Roger Waters

1958: Gibson patents its ‘Flying V’ electric guitar.

1970: Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell play the Love & Peace Festival in Germany.

1975: Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band is released.

1978: Producer Tom Wilson (Highway 61 Revisited, Velvet Underground & Nico, Freak Out!) dies.

1990: Tom Fogerty, rhythm guitarist with CCR, dies in Arizona.

1994: Pianist Nicky Hopkins dies at age 50 in London.


1930: Sonny Rollins, tenor sax

1936 59: Buddy Holly

1936: ‘Little Milton’ Campbell. Died August 4th, 2005.

1951: Chrissie Hynde

1953 2000: Marc Hunter

1954: Benmont Tench

1963: The Beatles’ single ‘She Loves You’ goes to No.1 in the UK.

1965: Bob Dylan releases ‘Positively 4th Street.’

1972: Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly goes gold, and No 1 on the charts.

1978: Who drummer Keith Moon dies in London.

1997: Beatles’ press manager Derek Taylor dies, aged 65.

2003: Warren Zevon dies, aged 56, from lung cancer.

2005: New York’s fampus club CBGBs is served with eviction notice.

2006: For the first time in 30 years Bob Dylan tops the charts with Modern Times. Desire was his previous No.1.


1897: Jimmie Rodgers

1945: Jose Feliciano

1945: Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan (Grateful Dead).

1932 63: Patsy Cline

1933: Jimmy Rodgers

1925: Peter Sellers

1957: Brunswick Records releases Jackie Wilson’s first solo record, ‘Reet Petite’, to no critical or public acclaim.

1971: Elvis Presley wins Bing Crosby Award.

1972: Howlin’ Wolf headlines the Ann Arbor Jazz & Blues Festival along with Muddy Waters and Dr John.


1927: Elvin Jones, drummer

1941 67: Otis Redding

1942: Inez Foxx

1946 – June 6, 2006: Billy Preston

1952: Dave Stewart

1956: Elvis Presley’s first TV performance on the Ed Sullivan show.

1968: The Beatles record ‘Helter Skelter.’

1970: Derek & the Dominos record ‘Layla’ and Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’for the Layla & OtherAssorted Love Songs album.

1971: John Lennon releases his second solo album, Imagine.

1996d: Bill Monroe, the ‘father of bluegrass.’


1925 – 1981: Roy Brown

1940: Roy Ayers

1945: Jose Feliciano

1950: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

1973: ‘The Beeb’ bans the Rolling Stones’ ‘Star Star’ due to its lyrical content.

1974: The New York Dolls split up after two years.

1976: Bob Dylan releases Hard Rain.

2005d: Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown dies in Texas, aged 81.


1945: Leo Kottke

1947: Phil May

1967: Harry Connick Jr.

1952: Ray Charles begins his first sessions for Atlantic.

1960: Aretha Franklin makes her NYC pop stage debut at the Village Vanguard.

1962: Ringo Starr joins the Beatles, replacing Pete Best as they record their first hit single, ‘Love Me Do’ b/w ‘PS I Love You’.

1969: Appearance of first bootleg in Los Angeles Dylan’s Great White Wonder

1979: The Who play their first American concerts since the death of Keith Moon with former Faces drummer Kenny Jones.

1987: Peter Tosh murdered in Kingston, Jamaica.

1990: Bob Dylan releases Under The Red Sky.

2000: Tenor sax legend Stanley Turrentine dies, aged 66.


1931: George Jones

1943: Maria Muldaur

1944 2003: Barry White

1953: John Zorn

1966: The TV series The Monkees premieres on NBC.

1990: The oldest person to chart on the UK LP chart is blues legend John Lee Hooker, whose LP The Healer charts when he is 72 years young.

2003d: Johnny Cash, The Man In Black, dies aged 71, in Nashville.


1911; Bill Monroe.

1922: Charles Brown

1941: David Clayton Thomas

1944: Peter Cetera (Chicago)

1969: The Plastic Ono Band debut at a Toronto music festival.

1980: Jackson Browne’s first album to go No 1 on the US charts is the platinum rated Hold Out.


1942: Oliver Lake, reedman

1950 76: Paul Kossoff (Free)

1976: Jeff Beck’s second jazz fusion album, Wired, goes gold.

1978; The Grateful Dead play a concert at the foot of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

1981: Walter “Furry” Lewis dies aged 88.

1991: Nirvana releases Nevermind.


1910: ‘Rosa Lee Hill’ Hemphill

1921: James ‘Snooky’ Pryor

1928 75: Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley

1903: Roy Acuff

1957: John Coltrane’s Blue Train released.

1971: The Faces record BBC radio program Top Gear, hosted by John Peel and broadcast four days later, and perform ‘Maggie May’, amongst others. 1975: Pink Floyd releases Wish You Were Here.

1980d: Bill Evans dies in New York, aged 61.

2004d: Johnny Ramone dies, aged 55.


1925: Riley ‘BB’ King

1935: Billy Boy Arnold

1948: Kenney Jones (Faces, Who)

1967: The Beatles record ‘Your Mother Should Know.’

1972: John Lennon releases Some Time In New York City.

1972: Yes releases Close to the Edge.

1991: Jazz giant Miles Davis passes into history after a short illness.


1923 53: Hank Williams

1970: US No 1 LP: CCR Cosmo’s Factory

1971: Pink Floyd perform Atom Heart Mother at Montreux.

1980: UK No 1 LP: UB40 Signing Off

1996d: Jesse Hill dies in New Orleans.

2016: Farm Aid in Bristow, Virginia.


1952: Dee Dee Ramone

1970: (James Marshall) Jimi Hendrix dies, aged 28.

1973: Gram Parsons dies at the Joshua Tree National Park, California.

1991d: Rob Tyner of MC5 dies, aged 47.


1934: Brian Epstein (Beatles’ manager).

1943 74: ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot

1945: David Bromberg

1945: Freda Payne

1951: Daniel Lanois

1952: Nile Rodgers

1970: Get Yer Ya-Yas Out goes to No.1 in the UK.

1973: Gram Parsons dies in Joshua Tree, California.

1981: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunite and go for a walk in Central Park, NYC. About 400 000 people stroll along behind.

1989: Bob Dylan releases Oh Mercy.

2003: Slim Dusty dies, aged 76.


1885: Jelly Roll Morton born in New Orleans.

1930: Eddie Bo (died March 18, 2009)

1970: Jim Morrison found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity.

1973: Neil Young & Crazy Horseplay the opening show at the Roxy, LA’s newest nightclub.


1934: Leonard Cohen

1944: Jesse Ed Davis

1947: Don Felder (Eagles)

1961: Bob Dylan records his first album for Columbia, produced by John Hammond Sr, in one day and at a cost Of $400.

1966: Jimi Hendrix arrives in London and his career takes off.

1987: Bassist Jaco Pastorius dies, aged 35.

2016: Americana Awards Ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium


1960: Joan Jett

1962: Bob Dylan plays a Carnegie Hall ‘hootenanny.’

1985: The first Farm Aid in Champaign, Illinois with Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.


1907: Albert Ammons

1926; John Coltrane

1930: Ray Charles

1938: Ben E. King

1939: Roy Buchanan

1949: Bruce’ The Boss’ Springsteen

1970: Ani DiFranco

1972: Mott The Hoople release their first single, ‘All The Young Dudes.’


1935: Arzell “ZZ” Hill

1942: Gerry Marsden

1942: Linda McCartney

1946: Jerry Donahue

1963: The Beatles embark on their first tour outside the UK to Sweden.

1971: Shaft premieres in the USA.

1973: No 1 US LP: Brothers and Sisters¬ – The Altman Brothers

1975: Juke reports: Rolling Stones manager, Peter Rudge signs Australian group The Dingoes.


1933: Ian Tyson

1959: ‘The Twist’ by Chubby Checker goes No 1 in the US charts.

1974: Robert Fripp disbands King Crimson after five years and seven recordings.

2001: Ryan Adams releases his second solo album, Gold.


1928: Marty Robbins

1931: George Chambers (The Chambers Brothers)

1934: Dick Heckstall Smith

1945: Bryan Ferry

1948: Olivia Newton John (appearing at the MCG for the AFL Grand Final tomorrow!)

1937d: Bessie Smith dies in a car accident near Mississippi and is buried in a paupers grave.

1969: The Beatles release Abbey Road chronologically their final group recording.

1969: Bill Graham opens the Fillmore West in San Francisco.

1974: John Lennon releases Walls and Bridges.

1988: Keith Richards releases his first solo album, Talk Is Cheap.

2003d: Robert Palmer


1941: Don Nix

1943: Randy Bachman

1947: Meatloaf (Martin Adlay)

1953: Robbie Shakespeare

1953: Greg Ham (Men At Work)


1955: Kenny Kirkland, pianist

1991d: Miles Davis


1935: Cora ‘Koko Taylor’ Walton

1935: Jerry Lee Lewis

1963: Rolling Stones start first British tour with the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley.


1922: Oscar Pettiford, bassist, composer

1961: Bob Dylan plays harmonica on three songs for a Carolyn Hester album at Columbia records’ Studio 29 in New York.

1997: Bob Dylan releases Time Out Of Mind.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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