23 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1982 Brenda Lee is inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame.

1979 Erik-Michael Estrada (of O-Town) is born in Bronxville, New York.

1977 Steely Dan release their sixth album, Aja. Pronounced "Asia," it's a collection of meticulous and mysterious songs like "Black Cow" and "Deacon Blues."

1977 The Rolling Stones release Love You Live.

1975 For the first time, Bruce Springsteen plays a medley of Little Richard songs in the style of Mitch Ryder to close out a show. This would become known as the "Detroit Medley" and become a regular part of his show for about 10 years.

1974 Robbie McIntosh, drummer for The Average White Band, dies of an accidental heroin overdose at age 24.

1974 John Lennon records "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" at the Record Plant in New York City.

1973 Elvis Presley records "I Miss You" and "Are You Sincere?"

1972 "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis hits #1 in America. It holds the top spot for three weeks.

1972 Noted hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri is born in Asheville, North Carolina. He'll work with Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, and Janet Jackson, among others.

1970 Ani DiFranco is born Angela Maria DiFranco in Buffalo, New York.

1970 Mick Jagger meets Bianca Rose Pérez Moreno De Macías for the first time after a concert in Paris. They get married the next year but divorce in 1978.

1968 The Beatles begin recording "Happiness Is A Warm Gun."

1967 "The Letter" by The Box Tops goes to #1 in America. The Arbors take the song to #20 in 1969 and Joe Cocker's version hits #7 in 1970.

1967 One-hit wonders The Strawberry Alarm Clock perform "Incense And Peppermints" on American Bandstand.

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Bob Marley's Last Show


Bob Marley plays his final concert: a 20-song set at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh with his group, The Wailers.

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