Today in Music History - Sept. 1

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Today in Music History - Sept. 1


Today in Music History - Sept. 1

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Today in Music History for Sept. 1:

In 1933, country singer Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Miss. He took his stage name from the towns of Conway, Ark. and Twitty, Texas. He began as a rockabilly singer, scoring a minor hit in 1957 with "I Need Your Lovin'." But his biggest success on the pop charts came when he switched to a rock ballad style on "It's Only Make Believe," a No. 1 record in 1958. (Note for trivia buffs ... Twitty and his drummer, Jack Nance, wrote the song in a Hamilton hotel room while on a Canadian tour.) That was followed in 1960 with "Lonely Blue Boy," which made it to No. 6 on the Billboard chart. However, by 1962, Twitty's pop career was over. In 1965, he began recording country songs for Decca. Twitty would become one of the best-selling country artists of all time. His No. 1 records included "Next in Line" from 1968, "To See an Angel Cry" from 1969 and "(Lost Her Love) on Our Last Date" from 1972. He also recorded a series of hit duets with Loretta Lynn, beginning with 1971's "After the Fire is Gone." Twitty died on June 5, 1993, in a Springfield, Mo., hospital. He had suffered a ruptured blood vessel in his stomach, and died of complications from surgery.

In 1946, Barry Gibb of the "Bee Gees" was born on the Isle of Man. The "Bee Gees" became one of the wealthiest pop groups in the world following the success of the soundtrack to the 1976 disco movie "Saturday Night Fever," to which they contributed five songs. Three of them -- "Stayin' Alive," "Night Fever" and "How Deep is Your Love" -- went to No. 1. The album was the best-selling LP of all-time until dethroned by Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Barry Gibb also had some success with several duets recorded with Barbra Streisand for her 1980 album "Guilty." Barry and Robin Gibb were awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire awards from the Prince of Wales in May 2004. Adam Gibb collected the honour on behalf of his late father, Maurice. In 1996-1997, the "Bee Gees" were given the American, World and British Music Awards Lifetime Achievement honours. They were also inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 1956, Elvis Presley bought his mother a pink Cadillac.

In 1967, guitarist and vocalist Boz Scaggs joined "The Steve Miller Band." Scaggs and Miller had played together in a high school group in Dallas. Scaggs would leave for a solo career in 1969.

In 1976, Lou Adler, the president of Ode Records, and an employee were kidnapped from Adler's home in Malibu, Calif. They were released eight hours later after a ransom of $25,000 in $1 bills was paid. A couple were arrested for the kidnapping the following week.

In 1977, new wave band "Blondie," fronted by Deborah Harry, signed with Chrysalis Records. It was the group's first contract with a major label after two albums for a small, independent company brought them a cult following. "Blondie" would go on to sell millions of copies of such LPs as "Parallel Lines," "Eat to the Beat" and "Autoamerican."

In 1978, a package of celebrity imitators called the "Legends on Tour" opened in Atlanta to less-than-enthusiastic response. The imitators had all had plastic surgery, and among them were two Elvis Presleys -- one male and one female -- a Janis Joplin and a Jimi Hendrix.

In 1979, "INXS" played its first gig in Sydney, Australia.

In 1982, rock star Frank Zappa announced that he wouldn't tour Europe because it was "too expensive and too violent."

In 1983, guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones was fired from the political rock group "The Clash." The other members said Jones had drifted apart from the original idea of the band.

In 1983, Sotheby's in London auctioned a booklet of John Lennon's notes, some of them about the other "Beatles," for US$13,500. An original draft of Lennon's song "Imagine" brought $11,000, but two items of "The Rolling Stones" memorabilia were withdrawn because of low bids. …

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