Thursday, September 2, 2010

This Date In Music History - September 2


Bobby Purify (1939)

Sam Gooden - Impressions (1939)

Jimmy Clanton (1940)

Rosalind Ashford - Martha & The Vandellas, Ashford and Simpson (1943)

Joe Simon (1943)

Marty Greb - Buckinghams (1946)

Mik Kaminski - Electric Light Orchestra (1951)

Steve Porcaro - Toto (1957)

Fritz McIntyre - Simply Red (1958)

Jerry Augustyniak - 10,000 Maniacs (1958)

Paul Deakin - Mavericks (1959)

Cedric Hailey (K-Ci) - Jodeci (1969)

Tony Thompson - Hi-Five (1975)

Sam Rivers - Limp Bizkit (1977)

Spencer James Smith - Panic at the Disco (1987)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1925, Hugo Montenegro, composer, died Feb 6, 1981, (1968 UK #1 & US #2 single "The Good The Bad And The Ugly," from the soundtrack to the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film).

In 2001, American saxophonist Jay Migliori died of cancer (age 70). As a session musician he recorded with The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa and was the founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker.

Guy Babylon, keyboard player with the Elton John Band died of a heart attack in 2009 while swimming in his pool at his home in Los Angeles, California.


Sophie Tucker recorded her song "Some of These Days" in 1927.

The radio show "15 Minutes with Bing Crosby" debuted on CBS in 1931.

In 1935, George Gershwin completed the orchestral score for the opera Porgy and Bess.

Johnny Cash appeared at the Buck Lane Ranch, Angola, Indiana in 1962.

On tour in the USA in 1964, the Beatles appeared at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Days before the concert, Philadelphia had experienced race-riots, The Beatles, who were Civil Rights supporters, were shocked to see that their audience of 13,000 was completely white.

The Rolling Stones recorded their version of the Willie Dixon song "Little Red Rooster" at Regent Sound Studios in London, England in 1964.

In 1965, the Doors recorded their first demo’s at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs.

The Beatles released the epic cut "Yesterday" in 1965.

Also in 1965, the Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go!" Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe."

In 1968, the Doors performed their Amsterdam show as a trio after lead singer Jim Morrison passed out. Organist Ray Manzarek handled the vocals.

In 1970, an ad was run in "Melody Maker" by Genesis. Phil Collins answered the ad and eventually joined the group.

Grateful Dead's former manager was arrested in 1971 after disappearing with over $70,000 of the bands money.

In 1972, The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was held over three days on Bull Island, near Griffin, Indiana. The promoters expected over 50,000 music fans, however, over 200,000 attended the festival. Many bands pulled out as the festival drifted steadily into anarchy. Bands that did appear included Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Black Oak Arkansas, Cheech and Chong, Foghat, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Canned Heat, Flash, Ravi Shankar, Rory Gallagher, Lee Michaels and Frosty, The Eagles, The Amboy Dukes, and Gentle Giant. Three concert goers drowned in the Wabash River and as the festival ended, the remnants of the crowd burned down the music stand. Nice....

The Hollies’ “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) peaked at #2 on the US charts in 1972.

The Great American Music Fair in Syracuse in 1975 featuring, Jefferson Starship, and the Doobie Brothers ended with 60 arrests as fans try to crash the gates. Real nice....

The first issue of Musician magazine was published in 1976.

The "Animal House" soundtrack was released in 1978.

The single "Controversy" was released by Prince in 1981.

In 1988, The Human Rights Now!' world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n'Dour. Taking in five continents and claiming to be the most ambitious rock tour in history.

In 1989, Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon. Ozzy was released on the condition that he immediately went into detox, the case was later dropped when the couple decide to reconcile. Thank God or we wouldn't have had the Osbourne TV show!

Paula Abdul scored her third US #1 single of the year (1989) with "Cold Hearted."

Richard Marx went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1989 with "Repeat Offender."

Pearl Jam appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards in L.A. in 1993. After performing “Animal” they are joined by Neil Young for “Rockin’ In The Free World.” Pearl Jam also wins big with “Jeremy." Best Video of the Year, Best Group Video and Best Hard Rock Video are among the trophies.

Hootie & The Blowfish made their national TV debut on Late Night With David Letterman in 1994. The group was booked after Letterman heard them on a New York radio station.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio in 1995. The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland marked the Hall's opening. Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis perform. Soul Asylum backs Iggy Pop (on "Back Door Man") and Lou Reed (for "Sweet Jane"). Jerry Lee (with help from Springsteen & The E Street Band) sings "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On" and "Great Balls of Fire."

Michael Jackson went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1995 with a song written by R. Kelly "You Are Not Alone." It holds a Guinness World Record as the first song in the 37 year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at Number 1.

J.Lo was at #1 on the US singles chart in 2001 with "I'm Real."

In 2002, thieves broke into the London home of Icelandic singer Bjork and stole valuable recording equipment. The 36-year-old singer was asleep in the flat at the time of the incident.

In 2005, Mariah Carey became only the fifth act ever to hold the top two positions in the US Hot 100 singles chart. The singer's "We Belong Together" notched a 10th consecutive week at number one on the Billboard chart while "Shake It Off" jumped two places to second place. The feat puts Carey in a select group of acts to hold the top two with Nelly, OutKast, The Bee Gees and The Beatles. "We Belong Together" was Carey's 16th number one, giving her the third highest number of chart-toppers in the US behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Also in 2005, Kanye West criticised President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina during a televised benefit concert in New York. The show, which was raising funds for relief efforts, featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr and Wynton Marsalis. Appearing alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment West told the audience: "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The comment went out live on the US east coast, but was cut from a taped version seen on the west coast.

In 2006, lead singer of the Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley was sentenced to three years in a US prison for multiple counts of tax fraud. The 64-year-old, was also ordered to pay more than $3.1m (£1.62m) to the US tax service for "pathological" evasion. The court heard he cashed royalty cheques belonging to his brother O'Kelly, who died in 1996 and also spent millions of dollars made from undeclared performances on a yacht and two homes.

Christina Aguilera was at #1 on the US album chart in 2006 with ‘Back to Basics’ the album was also #1 in 12 other countries.

17 year-old Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston went to #1 on the US singles chart with "Beautiful Girls." The song samples the bassline from Ben E. King's classic "Stand by Me."

Prevented by state troopers from taking the stage for a "surprise" show in protest of the nearby Republican National Convention in St. Paul in 2008, Rage Against The Machine sing a cappella versions of "Bulls On Parade" and "Killing In The Name" on the lawn of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Led Zeppelin received the Outstanding Achievement award at the U.K. edition of GQ magazine's annual Men of the Year Awards in London in 2008. Singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page attend. The honor is presented by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. "When the temples get grey, the (awards) start coming in thick and fast," says Plant.

In 2008, Great White offered $1 million to victims and survivors of the ’03 club fire at The Station in Rhode Island. 100 people perished in one of the nation’s worst nightclub fires. The group does not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. The blaze started when Great White’s tour manager lit pyrotechnics that ignited the club’s soundproofing.

In 2008, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum pay $92,500 for the original Rolling Stones’ "lips" logo. Created by then-art student John Pasche in ’70, the logo was modeled after Mick Jagger’s lips.

John Lennon 'Gimme Some Truth'


Sweeping Catalogue Initiative Overseen by Yoko Ono and EMI Music Commemorates Lennon's 70th Birthday

LONDON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- EMI Music unveils today the complete tracklists and cover art for a broad selection of remastered John Lennon albums and new collections to be released on CD and digitally on 4 October (5 October in North America). Announced last month, EMI Music's global John Lennon 'Gimme Some Truth' catalogue campaign is being overseen by Yoko Ono and commemorates the music legend's 70th birthday on 9 October, 2010. Featured in the sweeping initiative are eight remastered John Lennon solo albums and new titles including Double Fantasy Stripped Down, Power To The People: The Hits, Gimme Some Truth, and the John Lennon Signature Box.

For the first time, Lennon's classic solo albums and other standout recordings have been digitally remastered from his original mixes. Double Fantasy, 1980's GRAMMY Award winner for Album of the Year, will be presented with a newly remixed 'Stripped Down' version produced by Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas, Lennon's original co-producers for the album. Some Time In New York City has been restored to include the six 'Live Jam' recordings featured on the original album.

The deluxe 11CD and digital John Lennon Signature Box includes 13 previously unreleased home recordings, and Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, and Julian Lennon have each written personal essays for the lavish collection.

The cover art for the new titles includes original drawings by Sean Lennon for Double Fantasy Stripped Down, while the cover of 1974's Walls and Bridges is restored to its original artwork.

John Lennon's life and music will be specially feted this fall with a variety of commemorative releases and events around the world. Please visit for official announcements and updates.

Click Here to view all of the John Lennon cover art images.


1. Power To The People
2. Gimme Some Truth
3. Woman
4. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
5. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
6. Cold Turkey
7. Jealous Guy
8. #9 Dream
9. (Just Like) Starting Over
10. Mind Games
11. Watching The Wheels
12. Stand By Me
13. Imagine
14. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
15. Give Peace A Chance

(tracklist same as above)

1. Power To The People
2. Gimme Some Truth
3. Woman
4. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
5. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
6. Cold Turkey
7. Jealous Guy
8. #9 Dream
9. (Just Like) Starting Over
10. Mind Games
11. Watching The Wheels
12. Stand By Me
13. Imagine
14. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
15. Give Peace A Chance


Working Class Hero

1. Working Class Hero
2. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
3. Power To The People
4. God
5. I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. Steel And Glass
9. Meat City
10. I Don't Wanna Face It
11. Remember
12. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
13. I Found out
14. Isolation
15. Imagine
16. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
17. Give Peace A Chance
18. Only People


1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. You Are Here
4. Well Well Well
5. Oh My Love
6. Oh Yoko!
7. Grow Old With Me
8. Love
9. Jealous Guy
10. Woman
11. Out The Blue
12. Bless You
13. Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)
14. My Mummy's Dead
15. I'm Losing You
16. (Just Like) Starting Over
17. #9 Dream
18. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

Borrowed Time

1. Mind Games
2. Nobody Told Me
3. Cleanup Time
4. Crippled Inside
5. How Do You Sleep?
6. How?
7. Intuition
8. I'm Stepping Out
9. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
10. Old Dirt Road
11. Scared
12. What You Got
13. Cold Turkey
14. New York City
15. Surprise Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)
16. Borrowed Time
17. Look At Me
18. Watching The Wheels


1. Be-Bop-A-Lula
2. You Can't Catch Me
3. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy
4. Tight A$
5. Ain't That a Shame
6. Sweet Little Sixteen
7. Do You Wanna Dance
8. Slippin' and Slidin'
9. Peggy Sue
10. Medley: Bring It On Home/Send Me Some Lovin'
11. Yer Blues (Live)
12. Just Because
13. Boney Moronie
14. Beef Jerky
15. Ya Ya
16. Hound Dog (Live)
17. Stand By Me
18. Here We Go Again


Original Albums [digitally remastered]

- John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

- Imagine

- Some Time In New York City

- Mind Games

- Walls and Bridges

- Rock 'n' Roll

- Double Fantasy

- Milk and Honey

Home Tapes

1. Mother
2. Love
3. God
4. I Found Out
5. Nobody Told Me
6. Honey Don't
7. One Of The Boys
8. India, India
9. Serve Yourself
10. Isolation
11. Remember
12. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
13. I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die


1. Power To The People
2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
3. Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
4. Cold Turkey
5. Move Over Ms. L
6. Give Peace a Chance


John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)

1. Mother
2. Hold On
3. I Found Out
4. Working Class Hero
5. Isolation
6. Remember
7. Love
8. Well Well Well
9. Look At Me
10. God
11. My Mummy's Dead

Imagine (1971)

1. Imagine
2. Crippled Inside
3. Jealous Guy
4. It's So Hard
5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
6. Gimme Some Truth
7. Oh My Love
8. How Do You Sleep?
9. How?
10. Oh Yoko!

Some Time In New York City (1972)


1. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
2. Sisters, O Sisters
3. Attica State
4. Born In a Prison
5. New York City
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday
7. The Luck Of The Irish
8. John Sinclair
9. Angela
10. We're All Water


1. Cold Turkey (live)
2. Don't Worry Kyoko (live)
3. Well (Baby Please Don't Go) (live)
4. Jamrag (live)
5. Scumbag (live)
6. Au (live)

Mind Games (1973)

1. Mind Games
2. Tight A$
3. Aisumasen (I'm Sorry)
4. One Day (At A Time)
5. Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple)
6. Nutopian International Anthem
7. Intuition
8. Out The Blue
9. Only People
10. I Know (I Know)
11. You Are Here
12. Meat City

Walls and Bridges (1974)

1. Going Down On Love
2. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
3. Old Dirt Road
4. What You Got
5. Bless You
6. Scared
7. #9 Dream
8. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)
9. Steel And Glass
10. Beef Jerky
11. Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)
12. Ya Ya

Rock 'n' Roll (1975)

1. Be-Bop-A-Lula
2. Stand By Me
3. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy
4. You Can't Catch Me
5. Ain't That A Shame
6. Do You Wanna Dance
7. Sweet Little Sixteen
8. Slippin' And Slidin'
9. Peggy Sue
10. Medley: Bring It On Home To Me/Send Me Some Lovin'
11. Bony Moronie
12. Ya Ya
13. Just Because

Double Fantasy Stripped Down (2010) / Double Fantasy (1980)

Stripped Down - Original Album, Remastered

1. (Just Like) Starting Over
2. Kiss Kiss Kiss
3. Cleanup Time
4. Give Me Something
5. I'm Losing You
6. I'm Moving On
7. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
8. Watching The Wheels
9. Yes, I'm Your Angel
10. Woman
11. Beautiful Boys
12. Dear Yoko
13. Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
14. Hard Times Are Over

Milk and Honey (1984)

1. I'm Stepping Out
2. Sleepless Night
3. I Don't Wanna Face It
4. Don't Be Scared
5. Nobody Told Me
6. O'Sanity
7. Borrowed Time
8. Your Hands
9. (Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess
10. Let Me Count The Ways
11. Grow Old With Me
12. You're The One


News & Notes

Ereb Altor To Release "By Honour" And "The End" Albums On Vinyl

Sweden's Ereb Altor have recently announced that both of their full-length albums will soon see a vinyl release on No Remorse Records. However, no specific date for the vinyl albums "By Honour" and "The End" have been announced. Watch here for additional details on these reissued vinyl albums as to when they are made available.



After disbanding more than sixteen years ago, all the original members of the legendary melodic hard-rock quintet UNRULY CHILD have reunited to produce a brand new album called "Worlds Collide," which is due for release on October 15 in Europe and October 26 in the USA via Frontiers Records.


Marcie Michelle Free: Vocals
Bruce Gowdy: Guitars
Guy Allison: Keyboards
Larry Antonino: Bass
Jay Schellen: Drums


THE WRETCHED END: Debut Album Artwork

THE WRETCHED END, the new Norway-based band featuring guitarist Samoth (EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and bassist Cosmo (MINDGRINDER) alongside Swedish drummer Nils Fjellström (DARK FUNERAL, IN BATTLE, AEON), is set to release their debut album, "Ominous," on October 25 through Samoth's own imprint label, Nocturnal Art Productions, and marketed and distributed worldwide by Candlelight Records.

According to a press release, THE WRETCHED END's music "can best be described as 'deathrash,' taking elements from both death metal and thrash metal. Many of the songs are quite groove-orientated, and also offer a melodic side. Influences range from the flavors of old-school as well as a more modern death/thrash metal sound."


Viking Skull's "Heavy Metal Thunder" To Be Released October 26

Restricted Release has confirmed October 26 as the North American release date for "Heavy Metal Thunder," a special reissue package from England's Viking Skull.  Remastered and featuring all new artwork, "Heavy Metal Thunder" combines the band's popular debut album, "Born In Hell," and the "Chapter One" EP, both previously unavailable through proper American and Canadian retail outlets. The album also includes five bonus songs and will precede a new, still untitled EP planned for release in early 2011.

Viking Skull, featuring vocalist/guitarist Roddy Stone, guitarists Dom Wallace and Frank Regan, bassist Kevin Waldie, with sole-American drummer Jess Margera (CKY, The Company Band), found initial American interest when the song "Skull Heaven" appeared on volume one of Bam Margera's Viva La Bands compilation series in 2005. A second song, "Blackened Sunrise" would follow on volume two in 2007.


Green Day To Release New Live Album

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has recently revealed that they are working on a new live album. The group are recording performances on their current US tour for the as-yet-untitled album.

“We're recording a live f*cking album right now," Armstrong told fans at a gig in Denver on Saturday (August 28).  "So check it out, we're gonna play a brand-new song. ... It ain't that brand-new. This song is called 'Cigarettes and Valentines'."

Originally recorded in 2003, the 'Cigarettes and Valentines' has never been officially released. The live album will be the follow-up to Green Day's first live LP, 'Bullet In A Bible', which was released in 2005.  The band's last studio album '21st Century Breakdown' came out in 2009.


Ozzy Osbourne Re-Release "Scream" As Two Disc Set

Just four months after the release of his stellar 2010 album "Scream," heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has announced plans to re-release the record as a two disc set. The re-issue set includes a bonus disc featuring b-side tracks from the "Scream" sessions and four live tracks, including a cover of the Black Sabbath tune "Fairies Wear Boots." "Scream: Tour Edition" is set for release on October 5th, 2010 through Epic Records. The re-release will also be availble in a 2LP Vinyl package.

"Scream: Tour Edition" tracklisting:
Disc One - "Scream"
1. Let It Die
2. Let Me Hear You Scream
3. Soul Sucker
4. Life Won’t Wait
5. Diggin’ Me Down
6. Crucify
7. Fearless
8. Time
9. I Want It More
10. Latimer’s Mercy
11. I Love You All

Disc Two - "B-Sides"
1. Hand of the Enemy
2. One More Time
3. Jump The Moon
4. Bark At The Moon (Live)
5. Let Me Hear You Scream (Live)
6. No More Tears (Live)
7. Fairies Wear Boots (Live) [Black Sabbath cover]