8 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1988 Bad Religion return with their third album, Suffer - their first full-length in five years and one of their best selling albums of all time. Suffer sees the return of the classic How Could Hell Be Any Worse? lineup, now a five-piece featuring Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar), Greg Hetson (guitar), Jay Bentley (bass) and Pete Finestone (drums).

1987 Rush bring back Peter Collins, producer of Power Windows, for Hold Your Fire. Featuring Top Five singles "Time Stand Still" and "Force Ten," Power Windows goes Gold but is the first Rush album in nine years to fail to reach the Billboard Top 10 or to achieve Platinum status in the US.

1980 Eric Hutchinson ("Rock and Roll," "OK, It's Alright With Me") is born in Takoma Park, Maryland.

1979 Pink is born Alecia Beth Moore in Abington, Pennsylvania.

1978 David Bowie releases his second live album, Stage. The album was recorded at concerts in Philadelphia, Providence and Boston.

1976 Riding the wave of his Frampton Comes Alive! album, Peter Frampton gets invited by President Gerald Ford to spend the day at the White House.

1972 Neil Young's girlfriend, the actress Carrie Snodgrass, gives birth to his first child, a son Zeke, who has cerebral palsy. His next child, Ben, also has the condition.

1966 American Bandstand host Dick Clark guests on ABC-TV's Batman.

1965 An ad appears in Variety looking for "Four Insane Boys, Ages 17-21" to star in a new TV show: The Monkees.

1960 Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann is born in Bon Air, Virginia. With her group 'Til Tuesday, she has a hit with "Voices Carry," and later embarks on a successful solo career.

1960 David Steele (bassist for Fine Young Cannibals) is born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England.

1958 David Lewis (lead singer/guitarist for Atlantic Starr) is born.

1957 Bobby Helms makes his national TV debut, appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1956 Eddie Cochran signs a contract with Liberty Records.

1956 Elvis Presley first appears on the cover of TV Guide.

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Newlyweds Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Bring PDA To VMAs


Nearly four months after tying the knot in a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley make their first public appearance as a married couple at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jackson infamously plants a sloppy smooch on his bride.

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