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September 18 : This Day in Music History
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Deaths

1970 : Jimi Hendrix is found dead in his basement. He had taken 9 pills of the barbiturate vesperax, that along with alcohol, caused a fatal overdose.
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Awards and Honors (1)

2008 : The Village People get a star on the Hollywood Walk Of fame at 6529 Hollywood Blvd.

Banned (1)

1956 : Rock shows are banned at the US Naval Station in Newport, RI after a fight breaks out during a Fats Domino concert.

Births (11)

1587 : Francesca Caccini
1929 : Teddi King
1940 : Frankie Avalon
1946 : Alan King (Ace)
1949 : Kerry Livgren (Kansas)
1950 : Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers)
1952 : Dee Dee Ramone [Ramones]; Born Douglas Glenn Colvin on Sep. 18, 1952 in Fort Lee, Virginia; raised in Berlin, Germany.
Bassist/songwriter
Founding member of Ramones.
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1955 : Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks)
1962 : Joanne Catherall (The Human League)
1966 : Ian Spice (Breathe)
1967 : Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe)

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1981 : The Doors' LP Greatest Hits is certified platinum.

Charts (4)

1957 : No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Crickets's That'll Be The day
1961 : Hayley Mills' "Let's Get Together" enters the charts.
1961 : Bobby Vee's "Take Good Care Of My Baby" hits #1.
1968 : No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: Jeannie C. Riley's Harper Valley P.T.A.

Concerts and Festivals (5)

1947 : The first-ever country music presentation is held at Carnegie Hall, featuring Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff.
1959 : The first "Dick Clark Caravan Of Stars" tour kicks off with Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, Paul Anka, Bobby Rydell, The Coasters and more.
1971 : Pink Floyd becomes the first rock act to perform at Montreux, Switzerland's Classical Music Festival.
1984 : At the very first MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna performs Like A Virgin in a white wedding gown accessorized by her famous "Boy Toy" belt.
1998 : On the Grand Ole Opry, Jett Williams pays tribute to her late father, Hank Williams, who would have been 75 the day before. Daughter salutes father by performing Your Cheatin' Heart, a song released after his death on New Year's Eve, 1952. "He never sang the song on the Opry. He never sang it live," Williams tells the audience.

Deaths (7)

1970 : Jimi Hendrix is found dead in his basement. He had taken 9 pills of the barbiturate vesperax, that along with alcohol, caused a fatal overdose.
1979 : Greg Arama (The Amboy Dukes)
1992 : Earl Van Dyke (Funk Brothers)
1997 : Jump blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon dies of throat cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 77.
1997 : Jimmy Witherspoon
2004 : Skeeter Davis
2013 : Roger Pope (frequent drummer for Elton John) dies of cancer in Southampton, England, at age 66, just hours after marrying his longtime companion, Sue Tresidder.

Debuts (1)

1963 : The Patty Duke Show debuts on ABC-TV, lasting three seasons

Good Deeds (1)

2005 : Dashboard Confessional donates proceeds from its Toronto show to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Legal Issues (2)

1960 : Teen idol Frankie Avalon turns 21, making him an adult and therefore eligible to claim the over $600,000 he earned while underage.
2006 : Willie Nelson's tour bus is stopped near Lafayette, LA, and Nelson, along with four members of his band, are arrested for possession of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.

Marriages and Breakups (2)

2004 : Pop singer Britney Spears marries her fiance, dancer Kevin Federline, in a surprise ceremony held at a private home in the Studio City area with 20 to 30 people attending. The ceremony lasts about 5 minutes. It is Spears' second marriage in nine months.
2012 : Annie Lennox, formerly of the bands The Tourists and Eurythmics, gets hitched to her third husband, this time a London doctor name of Mitch Besser.

Miscellaneous (1)

1980 : The tenth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix' untimely death is marked by a multimedia event, featuring Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, held at the Paradise Club in Amsterdam.

Movies (2)

1964 : The James Bond movie Goldfinger, with a theme song by Shirley Bassey, is released.
1967 : The Beatles journey to the Raymond Revue bar in London to film the notorious "striptease" scene in Magical Mystery Tour. Accompanying stripper Jan Carson is The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, playing a song called "Death Cab For Cutie."

Recordings (2)

1962 : Dee Dee Sharp, "Ride!"
1968 : The Beatles, Birthday

Releases (2)

1976 : Boston, More Than A Feeling
2000 : Papa Roach release their breakthrough single, "Last Resort." The track will go on to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.

TV, Radio, Press (6)

1955 : CBS-TV's popular variety show Toast Of The Town is renamed what many people had been calling it all along, The Ed Sullivan Show.
1957 : The Big Record, CBS-TV's answer to American Bandstand, premieres with host Patti Page and guests Billy Ward & the Dominoes and Tony Bennett.
1960 : The Tab Hunter Show premieres on NBC-TV (it lasts one season)
1971 : The ill-fated Bobby Sherman sitcom Getting Together premieres on ABC-TV.
1983 : Kiss make their first public appearance without their trademark make-up when they show up on MTV to promote their new album - and single - Lick It Up.
1985 : The Gladys Knight/Flip Wilson sitcom Charlie And Company premieres on CBS-TV.
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