September 2013


1939: Katie Webster (d. September 5, 1999)
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, NY, at age 61.
1970d: Albert ‘Sunnyland Slim’ Luandrew
1991d: Katie Webster
2003: Neil Young’s film Greendale premieres at Toronto Film Festival.

1925-76: Jimmy Reed
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: The Beatles’ press manager Derek Taylor dies, aged 65.
2003: Warren Zevon dies, aged 56, from lung cancer.
2005: New York’s famous 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: Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan (Grateful Dead).
1932-63: Patsy Cline
1933: Jimmy Rodgers

1957: Brunswick Records releases Jackie Wilson’s first solo record, ‘Reet Petite’.
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: 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 & Other Assorted Love Songs album.
1971: John Lennon releases his second solo album, Imagine.
1996d: Bill Monroe, the ‘father of bluegrass’.

10 SEPTEMBER 1925-81: Roy Brown
1940: Roy Ayers
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
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’.
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.

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.

1921: James ‘Snooky’ Pryor
1928‑75: Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley
1903: Roy Acuff
1957: John Coltrane’s Blue Train released.
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 (the 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.

1923-53: Hank Williams
1970: US No 1 LP: CCR – Cosmo’s Factory
1980: UK No 1 LP: UB40 – Signing Off
1996d: Jesse Hill dies in New Orleans.

1952: Dee Dee Ramone
1970: (James Marshall) Jimi Hendrix dies, aged 28.
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
1973: Gram Parsons dies in Joshua Tree, California.
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.
1966: Jimi Hendrix arrives in London and his career takes off.
1987: Bassist Jaco Pastorius dies, aged 35.

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

1933: Ian Tyson
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
1937d: Bessie Smith dies in a car accident near Mississippi and is buried in a pauper’s 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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