Monday, September 20, 2010

New Music Releases - September 21, 2010

Things have really picked up after the Labor Day holiday, with lots of great classics to choose from as well as new music by established acts. Collecting Vinyl Records Blog Picks Are In Red.

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A Classic Education - Hey There Stranger EP
Amazing Blondel - England / Blondel
Amelia Curran - Hunter, Hunter
Andy Williams - National Guard Shows
Art Bears - Hope & Fears (reissue) (vinyl)
Asia - Live on Air
Bangles - All Over the Place (reissue with bonus track)
Bangles - Different Light (2 CDs)
Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
Billy Currington - Enjoy Yourself
Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion (CD & DVD)
Black Twig Pickers - Ironto Special (vinyl)
Blur - 13/Blur (reissue)
Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids (remastered with bonus tracks)
Boo Radleys - Kingsize (remastered with bonus tracks)
Brass Bed - Melt White
Buddy Holly - Buddy's Buddies-Holly for Hire 1957-1959 (3 CDs)
Bukka White - Mississippi Blues (Vinyl)
Cheech & Chong - Los Cochinos
Cheech & Chong - Wedding Album
Chris Hillman & Herb Penderson - At Edwards Barn
Chuck Brown - We Got This (3 CDs/1 DVD)
Clare and the Reasons - Live in Amsterdam
Copy - Hard Dream (includes R. Kelly remixes; Audio Dregs)
Darren Hanlon - I Will Love You At All
Dave Alvin - Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women (vinyl)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane / Live in Santa Monica (2 CDs)
David Bowie - Let's Dance/Black Tie White Noise (reissue)
David Bowie - Space Oddity/the Man Who Sold the World (reissue)
David Cross - Bigger & Blackerer (vinyl)
Deep Purple - Fireball / In Rock (2 CDs)
Deluka - You Are the Night
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration/Music for the Masses (reissue)
Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel / Exciter (2 CDs)
Dickey Betts & Great Southern - Atlanta's Burning Down
Dickey Betts & Great Southern - Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (reissue with bonus tracks)
Dominant Legs - Young At Love And Life
Donovan - In Concert At The Anaheim Convention Center, CA: November 17, 1967
Drunken Barn Dance - Grey Buried
Dungen - Skit I Allt (vinyl)
Dwarr - Animals
Earth Wind & Fire - Faces
Ella Fitzgerald - Best of BBC Vaults (CD/DVD)
Evelyn Champagne King - Smooth Talk
Fake Problems - Real Ghosts Caught on Tape (vinyl)
Flying Lotus - Pattern + Grid World (vinyl)
Forgetters - Forgetters (vinyl)
Frankie Rose and the Outs - Frankie Rose and the Outs (vinyl)
Fugazi - Repeater (reissue) (vinyl)
Future Islands - Undressed EP (vinyl)
Goldfrapp - Believer
Grateful Dead - The Warner Bros. Studio Albums (5-LP 180 Gram Vinyl Box Set) (vinyl)
Grubbs/Belfi/Pilia - Onrushing Cloud
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Black & Blue
Hawkwind - Space Bandits
Henry Cow - Leg End (reissue) (vinyl)
Herb Alpert - Essential (2 CDs)
Here & Now - All Over the Show
Here & Now - Give & Take
How To Dress Well: Love Remains (vinyl)
Howdy Forrester - The MGM Recordings
How to Dress Well - How to Dress Well
James Brown - Singles, Volume 9 (1973-75)
Jane Birkin - Di Doo Dah (Vinyl)
Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane Live 4 CD Pack (reissue)
Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, John Sebastian, David Grisman, Maria Muldaur - Jug Band Extravaganza
John Carter Cash - The Family Secret
John K. Samson - Provincial Road 222 EP
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up! (vinyl)
John Miles - Transition
Johnny Horton & Johnny Cash - I m A Fishin Man (CD + Bulletin Board)
Johnny Mathis - Let It Be Me: Mathis in Nashville
Johnny Winter - Beginnings 1960-1967 (2 CDs)
Jose Feliciano - All Time Greatest Performances
June Pointer - Baby Sister
Junior Wells - Live In 1966
Karen Elson - “The Truth Is in the Dirt” single
Kay Starr - All the Great Performances
King Curtis - Soul Time
Klaxons - Surfing the Void
La Otracina - Reality Has Got to Die
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip
Lead Belly - All Time Greatest Performances
Liza Minnelli - Confessions
Luke Doucet - Steel City Trawler
Mackintosh Braun - Where We Are
Magnetic Island - Out at Sea EP
Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man
Margot & the Nuclear So & So's - Buzzard (vinyl)
Mark Matos & Os Beaches - Words of the Knife (vinyl)
Maroon 5 - Hands All Over
Mathews Southern Comfort - Kind of New
Matt Costa - Mobile Chateau (vinyl)
Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon (vinyl)
Mel Tillis - You Ain't Gonna Believe This ...
Meligrove Band - Shimmering Lights
Methods of Mayhem (Tommy Lee of Motley Crue) - A Public Disservice Announcement
Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound of Sunshine
Midlake - Fortune EP
Mr. Bungle - California (reissue) (vinyl)
My Darkest Days - My Darkest Days
Nathan Barr - True Blood: Season Two
New Birth - Aint No Big Thing But Its Growing / Coming
Nick Lowe - At My Age - The Impossible Bird, Dig My Mood and The Convincer (LP reissues; all three albums on vinyl for the first time)
Nick Lowe - Convincer (reissue) (vinyl)
Nick Lowe - Dig My Mood (reissue) (vinyl)
Nick Lowe - Impossible Bird (reissue) (vinyl)
Nico Muhly - A Good Understanding
Nico Muhly - I Drink the Air Before Me
Nobunny - First Blood (vinyl)
Nona Hendryx - Nona Hendryx
OMD - If You Want It
Opeth – “In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall”
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD) - If You Want It (Single)
Paul Kossoff - Blue Soul: The Best of
Paula Cole - Ithaca
Perry Como - At The Supper Club
Pete International Airport - Pete International Airport
Peter Bardens - Answer
Peter Bardens - Peter Bardens
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
Randy Houser - They Call Me Cadillac
Ray Thomas - From Mighty Oaks...Hopes Wishes & Dreams (4 CDs)
Renaissance - Camera Camera
Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall
Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Love Stories
Renaissance - Time-Life
Renaissance - Turn of the Cards
Rentals - Songs About Time (4-CD & DVD & book box set)
Rhonda Vincent - Taken
Robert Fripp & Theo Travis - Live at Coventry Cathedral
Rolling Stones - Born Under A Bad Sign [dvd]
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer
Royalettes - Its Gonna Take a Miracle: Complete MGM Sessions
Ryan Montbleau Band - Heavy on the Vine
Santana - Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time: Deluxe (CD/DVD)
Seefeel - Faults
Selena Gomez & The Scene - A Year Without Rain
Serj Tankian - Imperfect Harmonies
Sharon Van Etten - epic (vinyl)
Shit Robot - From the Cradle to the Rave (vinyl)
Shontelle - No Gravity
Spiral Stairs & The Long Winters - Dreams They Guide Us b/w Connections in Nashville (vinyl)
Steel Magnolia - Steel Magnolia
Strength - Mind-Reader
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (vinyl)
The Green Children - “Dragons” single
The Hundred in the Hands - The Hundred in the Hands
The Migrant - Travels in Lowland
The Moaners - Nocturnal
The Script - Science & Faith
The Wonder Years - The Upsides
Themselves - Crowns Down & Company
Thievery Corporation - It Takes a Thief
Todd Rundgren - For Lack of Honest Work (3 CDs)
Tom Waits - Vol. 1 - Early Years (vinyl)
Tony Castles - No Service EP
Torche - Songs for Singles (vinyl)
Twig Harper & Daniel Higgs - Clairaudience Fellowship (LP limited to 1,000 copies)
U.S. Christmas - Run Thick In The Night
UB40 - Labour of Love IV
Van Der Graaf Generator - Live at the Paradiso Apr 2007
Van McCoy - Night Time Is Lonely Time
Various Artists - Beginners Guide to New Orleans (3 CDs)
Various Artists - Bored to Death (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1959: Teen Pop Gold
Various Artists - Have You Seen My Baby: Ember Sixties Pop 4
Various Artists - Imaginational Anthem 4: New Possibilities (vinyl)
Various Artists - Metal X-Mas
Various Artists - Riding the Range: Songs of Townes Van Zandt
Various Artists - The Mentalist: Original Television Soundtrack - Seasons 1- 2
Various Artists - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (soundtrack) [
Various artists - The State: Comedy for Gracious Living
Various artists - “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” soundtrack
Victory In Numbers - Killing. Mourning. Love.
Vincent Minor - Vincent Minor
Vonnegutt - The Appetizer EP
Wingless Angels - Wingless Angels - Volume I & II
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby - Two-Way Family Favourites
Yair Yona - Remember (vinyl)
You Say Party - Remixxxx
Young Hunting - “Into Yr Mind” 7-inch
Young Scamels - Tempest
Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give

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New Jazz Releases - Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Alex De Grassi - Now & Then-Folksongs For The 21ST Century
Alison Ruble - Ashland
Andy Farber - This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
Andy Williams - National Guard Shows
Angelo Quar Debarre - Impromptu
Archie Quarte Shepp - French Ballads
Art Bears - Hopes & Fears
Banda Kora - Cascades
Beginners Guide To New Orleans - Beginners Guide To New Orleans
Best Of Bossa Lounge - Best Of Bossa Lounge Vol. 2-Best Of Bossa Lounge
Bobby Bradford / John Carter - Mosaic Select: John Carter & Bobby Bradford
Brad Goode - Tight Like This
Cali - Menteur/Lamour Parfait
Carl Fontana - Fifties
Cedar Walton (Trio) - Midnight Walz
Charlie Parker - Groovin High 1940-1945 Vol 1
Chet Baker (Trumpet / Com / Vocals - Chet Baker & Crew
Claude Williamson - South Of Border
Clay Jenkins - 4 (Jazz Compass
Clementine - Bossa Du Anime
Coleman Hawkins - Today And Now
Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue
Danilo At Schloss Elmau Rea - Tribute To F.De Andre: Piano Worksx
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz At Oberlin
David Liebman - David Liebman Plays With Coltrane & Shorter Play-A
David Liebman - David Liebman Plays With Thevol. 81 Play-A-Long
David Tri Hazeltine - Alfie
Dennis Springer - On The Path
Dmitry Baevsky - Down With It
Doug Beavers - Two Shades Of Nude
E. J. Antonio - Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session
Eddie Higgins - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Eddie Higgins - My Funny Valentine
Eddie Higgins Trio - Secret Love
Eddie Higgins Trio - You Are Too Beauitiful
Eddie Higgins Trio - Again
Eddie Higgins Trio - Bewitched
Eddie Higgins Trio - Dear Old Stockholm
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Rodgers & Hart Songbook 1
Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival Live At Carnegie Hall
Ella Fitzgerald - Best Of BBC Vaults
Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall
Embryo - Embryo's Rache
Eric Quar Alexander - Gentle Ballads 2
Eric Quar Alexander - My Favorite Things
Etta Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival Live At Carnegie Hall
Exploding Star Orchestra - Stars Have Shapes
Flora Purim - Stories To Tell
Gabor Szabo - In Budapest Live (1974)
Garrison Fewell - Sound Particle 47
Gene Ammons - Bad! Bossa Nova
Geof Bradfield - African Flowers
Grant Stewart - Around The Corner
Harold Mabern (Trio) - Somewhere Over Rainbow
Henry Cow - Leg End
Henry Grimes - Spirits Aloft
Henry Grimes & Rashied Ali - Spirits Aloft
Herb Alpert - Essential Herb Alpert
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
His Orchestra / Stan Kenton - Live At Humboldt State College In Arcata 1959
Horace Parlan - Movin & Groovin
Horace Silver - Blowin The Blues Away
Jane Monheit - Home
Jason Adasiewicz - Sunrooms
Jim Keltner - Sheffield Lab Drum & Track
Joe Beck (Trio) - Girl Talk
Joe Gilman - Americanvas
John Coltrane - Standard Coltrane
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz
John Coltrane - Complete 1962 Copenhagen Concert
John Coltrane - Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane
John Dankworth - Windmill Tilter
John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago
John Gilmore / John Jenkins - Blowing In From Chicago
John McNeil - Chill Morn He Climb Jenny
John With The Red Garland Coltrane Trio - Traneing In
Joyce Breach - Odds And Ends
Junko Onishi - Baroque
Kay Starr - All Time Greatest Performances
Ken Quart Peplowski - When You Wish Upon A Star
Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - Kenny Burrel/John Coltrane
Kenny Wheeler - Windmill Tilter: Story Of Don Quixote
Kora Band - Cascades
Lennie Niehaus - Lennie Niehaus Plays The Blues-Companion CD Only
Lynn Baker - Azure Intention
Lynn Baker Quartet - Azure Intention
Marc Antoine - Classical Way
Marc Antoine - My Classical Way
Marilyn Scott - Every Time We Say Goodbye
Marnix Busstra / Mike Mainieri - Trinary Motion / Live In Europe
Marnix Busstra Quartet - Trinary Motion/Live In Europe
Marnix Busstra Quartet - Liveineuropetrinarymotion
Marty Paich - Rock-Jazz Incident
Mccoy Tyner - Inception
Mike Mainieri & Marnix Busstra Quartet - Trinary Motion/Live In Europe
Miles Davis - Cookin With The Quintet
Miles Davis - Greatest Ballads
Miles Davis - Miles Davis & Milt Jackson Quintet
Miles Davis / Milt Jackson - Miles Davis & Milt Jackson Quintet
Miles Davis / Modern Jazz Giants - Complete Historic All Star Reconding Dec 24 1954
Modern Jazz Giants - Complete Historic All Star Reconding: Dec 24, 1954
New York Trio - Always
New York Trio - Things We Did Last Summer
New York Trio - Begin The Beguine
New York Trio - Blues In The Night
Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You-Pastel Blues
Ntu - Singerella:Ghetto Fairytale
NuBlu Orchestra - Live At Jazz Festival Saalfelden
Nublu Orchestra Conducted By Butch Morris - Live At Jazz Festival Saalfeld
One For All - What's Going On
One For All - End Of Love Affair
Paolo Fresu Quintet - Songlines/Night & Blue
Pee Wee Russell - New Groove
Perry Como - At The Supper Club
Peter Beets Quartet - Chopin Meets The Blues
Platinum Fine Jazz Ladies - Platinum Fine Jazz Ladies
Ramsey Lewis - Movie Album/Dancing In The Street
Randy Halberstadt - Flash Point
Rashied Ali / Henry Grimes - Spirits Aloft
Rez Abbasi - Natural Selection
Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet - Natural Selection
Richard Cole - Inner Mission
Richie Beirach (Trio) - Manhattan Reverie
Richie Beirach (Trio) - Summer Night
Rob Mazurek - Stars Have Shapes
Robert Mazurek's Exploding Star - Stars Have Shapes
Romantic Jazz Trio - Jazz Mozart
Romantic Jazz Trio - Magical Mystery
Romantic Jazz Trio - So In Love
Roy Hargrove - Valses + Romantique
Shelly Manne - 2-3-4
Simone - Taking A Chance On Love
Stan Getz - Getz Au Go Go (180 Gram Vinyl)
Stan Kenton - Live At Humboldt State College In Arcata, California 1959
Stan Kenton And His Orchestra - Live At Humboldt State College In Arcata Californi
Steve Kuhn Trio - Love Walked In
Super Trio - Super Standard
Taylor Eigsti - Daylight At Midnight
Ted Rosenthal Trio - My Funny Valentine
Three Sounds - Introducing The 3 Sounds
Tony Williams - Joy Of Flying
Walter Smith III - III
Will Sumner - Tracks
Will Vinson - Stockholm Syndrome
WINTERPLAY - Songs Of Colored Love

Bill Evans - Moonbeams
Bob Mintzer - Source
Harold Mabern - Misty
Horace Parlan - Movin' & Groovin'
Horace Silver - Blowin' The Blues Away
John Coltrane - Lush Life
John Coltrane - Black Pearls
John Coltrane - Blue Train
John Coltrane - Coltrane
Miles Davis - Musings Of Miles

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Gibson Acoustic releases limited edition John Lennon guitars

The 70th Anniversary John Lennon Imagine Model, the 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160VS and the 70th Anniversary John Lennon Museum J-160E Model.

Three Yoko Ono approved J-160E acoustics to mark Lennon's 70th birthday

PRESS RELEASE: New York, New York, September 20, 2010… Seventy years after his birth and three decades after his untimely passing, John Lennon's message of peace continues to touch the masses, and his songs still resonate in the hearts and minds of fans around the world. At the request of Yoko Ono, Gibson Acoustic is very proud to offer three 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E acoustic guitars to celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary artist.

Accordingly, only a very limited number of these handmade acoustics will ever be available. In 1962, John Lennon was still an up-and-coming artist, and though one of two main singer/songwriters at the heart of The Beatles, was scraping by on the little money the band was bringing in at that time.

For his first quality American acoustic/electric guitar, Lennon had his sights set on a new Gibson J-160E - the problem was, he didn't have the money to buy it. With the aid of a co-signed purchase from Beatles manager Brian Epstein (who also co-signed for band mate George Harrison's J-160E), Lennon made the guitar his own, and put it straight to the business of making rock and roll history.

Recreated by the luthiers at Gibson's Montana acoustic guitar facility in period-perfect detail, the 70th Anniversary John Lennon models are available in three distinct versions to represent the instrument at three periods in Lennon's life and career.

The first, finished in Vintage Sunburst and limited to 500 guitars, represents the guitar as it was when Lennon first acquired it and used it on several famous Beatles recordings from 1963 to '64, including Please Please Me, With The Beatles and A Hard Day's Night. Additional specs of the 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160VS include a 70th Anniversary John Lennon MOP signature on the headstock, 1960's laminated Sitka Spruce Top, mahogany back and sides, the classic vintage Sunburst lacquer finish, Jumbo 1960's Frets, Gibson authentic P-90 pickups, a historic adjustable bridge and a 70th Anniversary MOP engraved 12th Fret birthdate of John Lennon. MSRP is $4,728 USD.

The second is a stunning Custom Shop "Imagine" model in a Soft White finish personally requested by Yoko Ono to reflect the sentiment of John's life and music during the recording of Imagine. And the third is the model as it is today, on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, with a thin, natural finish and Lennon's famous "John and Yoko" caricature sketches, representing the appearance of the guitar during the famous Lennon-Ono "Bed-In" peace protests of 1969.

The custom shop's second and third renditions are limited to 70 guitars each, one for every year since John's birth in 1940, and both include a special 70th Anniversary Certificate personally signed by Yoko Ono and sent to the final purchaser by Certified Mail. The white Gibson Acoustic "Imagine" model includes an anniversary John Lennon Abalone headstock signature, 70th Anniversary MOP engraved 12th fret birthdate of Lennon, 1960s laminated Sitka Spruce top, historic Gibson Ladder bracing pattern, Mahogany back and sides, Jumbo 1960's Frets, historic adjustable bridge, Gibson authentic P-90 pickups and a custom hardshell case.

As for construction, each version is an accurate rendition of the J-160E of 1962, a guitar originally released in 1954 as one of the world's first successful "electro-acoustic" guitars, with built-in pickup and electronics and ready to hit the stage for the professional performing musician. Beloved by Lennon, and kept close throughout his too-short life, the 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E is a guitar every Beatles fan will want to make their own. MSRP on the Imagine model is $10.748 USD.

The guitar specs of the Gibson Acoustic Lennon Museum J-160E model includes a Gibson Custom Shop Label Personally Signed by Yoko Ono, Authentic Recreation of John Lennon's Bed‐In Caricature Sketch, 70th Anniversary John Lennon MOP Headstock Signature, 70th Anniversary MOP Engraved 12th Fret Birth Date of John Lennon, Label Personally Signed by Yoko Ono, 1960's Laminated Sitka Spruce Top, Historic Gibson Ladder bracing Pattern, Mahogany Back & Sides, Custom Thin Lacquer Finish, Jumbo 1960's Frets, Historic Adjustable Bridge, Gibson Authentic P‐90 Pickup and a Gibson Custom Shop Hardshell case. MSRP on the Museum model is $15,048.00

Yoko One herself has been quoted as saying, "Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace and the message will spread quicker than you think." The Gibson Lennon acoustic models celebrate the peace that has lived on for years through John Lennon's music and Yoko Ono's staunch devotion to his memory and legacy.

"To say how proud I am of these new John Lennon Anniversary guitars is a huge understatement. The legacy that John Lennon has given music fans around the world is unprecedented and the friendship Gibson continues with Yoko Ono is demonstrated in these remarkable instruments that are in tribute to arguably one of the world's greatest musicians," said Henry Juszkiewicz Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar.

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 09/18/2010

Mostly the gods of record collecting this week with two Beatles "Please Please Me" LPs and a Led Zeppelin Road Box on the list this week.

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Mono - $3,988.23

2. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $3,500.00

3. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Mono - $2,501.44

4. LP - Hank Mobley with Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan Blue Note 1540 - $2,382.00

5. Georges Arvanitas "Soul Jazz" Columbia French Pressing - $2,080.55

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Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 09/11/2010

Jack White's personally designed 7" test pressing with sleeve and inserts from Third Man Record Store's opening night tops the list, in what's the youngest record to make the top, having been given away at the invitation only opening a little over a year ago. Three soul records make the list, the most in many weeks, and another pre-war blues 78 appears as well.

1.  45 - Dead Weather "Hang You From The Heavens" / "Are Friend Electric?" Test Pressing "Opening Night" $3,901.11

2.  45 - Scorpio and His People "The Unforgiven" / "Theme From The Movietown Sound" International Hits - $3,827.77

3.  78 - Henry Brown and Ike Rodgers "Blues Stomp" / "Blind Boy Blues" Paramount - $2,500.00

4.  45 - Psychodelic Frankie "Putting You Out Of My Life" / "Donna" Hi Speed - $2,247.00

5.  LP - People's Pleasure with Alive And Well "Do You Hear Me Talking To You?" Brownstone - $2,051.00

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This Date In Music History - September 20


Gogi Grant ("The Wayward Wind") turns 86.

Sweet Pea Atkinson - Was Not Was (1945)

Michael Oldroyd - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1946)

Alannah Currie - Thompson Twins (1957)

David Hemmingway - Housemartins (1960)

Nuno Bettencourt - Extreme (1966)

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, twin sons of 60's singer Ricky Nelson (1967)

Ben Shepherd - Soundgarden (1968)

Rick Woolstenhulme - Lifehouse (1979)

They Are Missed:

"Jelly Roll" Morton (September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941)

In 1973, on his way to perform his second concert of the day, singer, songwriter Jim Croce was killed with five others when his chartered aircraft hit a tree on take off in Louisiana.

Steve Goodman, who wrote the song "The City Of New Orleans," died of leukemia in 1984.

Born on this day in 1960, Robert Wiggins, Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five. Died of a heart attack September 8, 1989.

Born today in 1949, Chuck and John Panozzo, bass and drums, Styx. John Panozzo died on July 16, 1996.

Nils Stevenson former manager of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Sex Pistols tour manager died in 2002 (age 49).


The Four Freshman got their first gig in Fort Wayne, IN in 1948.

At the end of the North American tour in 1964, the Beatles played a Charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York City, the 3,682 audience each paid $100 a ticket. Later that evening, they make yet another appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

The Animals recorded "It's My Life" in 1965.

In 1966, George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. OhMMMM

In 1969, Associated TV bought control of the Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds.

During a meeting in London in 1969 between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles.

Based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie's started a four-week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1969 with "Sugar Sugar." It became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts.

Blind Faith started a two-week run at #1 on the UK chart in 1969 with their self-titled debut album. The only release from the Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker & Rick Grech line-up also reached #1 in the US. The only UK gig was in Hyde Park, London on 7th Jun 1969.

In 1969, UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for 'Nashville Skyline'. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for "The Boxer" and Janis Joplin won Best female singer. Bob Dylan 'best singer'? You gotta be kidding!

In 1970, Jim Morrison of The Doors was acquitted on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior, but was found guilty of exposing himself during a concert at The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove a year and a half earlier. At his trial at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, Judge Goodman sentenced Morrison to six months hard labor and a $500, fine for public exposure and sixty days hard labor for profanity. The sentence was appealed, but Morrison was never brought to trial, as he would die in Paris France on July 3, 1971.

In 1972, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown. Dern vegans!

Grand Funk Railroad own the #1 spot on the pop chart in 1973 with “We're An American Band.”

The single "Born to Run" was released by Bruce Springsteen in 1975.

"Fame" gave David Bowie his first #1 in the US in 1975, the song was co-written with John Lennon.

Janis Ian went to #1 on the US album chart in 1975 with 'Between The Lines'.

The Bay City Rollers made their US TV debut in 1975 when they appeared on the 'Saturday Night Variety Show'.

In 1975, winners in this year’s Melody Makers Readers poll included, Robert Plant who won Best singer, Joni Mitchell, Best female singer, Yes won Best band, Genesis won Best live act, Best single, ‘I’m Not In Love, by 10cc, Best album Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin, and Brightest hope went to Camel.

The Captain and Tennille musical variety show premiered on ABC TV in 1976. (and my Mother loved them!) Me? I was out smoking pot :O)

Queen started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1980 with 'The Game', the group's only US #1 album.

Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart in 1986 with "Stuck With You."

In 1993, just back from a tour of Japan, keyboard player with The Charlatans Rob Collins was with out with an old friend. They stopped at an off-licence and his friend went in, half-jokingly saying he could rob the place. When he came out with a loud bang, Collins stupidly picked him up. The police arrested the pair the next day and charged them both with attempted robbery and possession of a firearm (it was a replica gun).

The Dave Matthews Band released ‘Under the Table and Dreaming’ in 1994, the album featured their first commercial hits "What Would You Say," "Satellite" and "Ants Marching." The album was dedicated to Matthews' older sister Anne, who was killed by her husband in 1994 in a murder-suicide.

Natalie Merchant started her first solo tour in 1995 after leaving the 10,000 Maniacs. She was supporting her first solo album "Tigerlily."

In 1997, Elton John started a six week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Something About The Way You Look Tonight," and "Candle In The Wind 97." A re-write of his 1974 hit about Marilyn Monroe. This version was raising funds for the Diana, Princess of Wales charity, following her death in Paris. It went on to become the biggest selling single in the world ever.

In 1997, Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' video was cited as one of the reasons American teenager Barry Loukaitis had snapped into a violent rage that left three people dead. Defense attorneys took the unprecedented step of playing the video in a Washington court. Yeah, the video was at fault. No one blamed cartoons when I hit my brother over the head with a hammer, it was the hammer's fault. I saw Heckle and Jeckle do it with no harm done.....

In 1998 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum paid tribute to Robert Johnson with eight days of activities. Johnson only recorded 29 songs before dying in August of 1938.

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was honored for his charity work with underprivileged young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2005. Page helps support Casa Jimmy, a shelter for orphans, teenage mothers and other poverty-stricken young people that is administered by the Task Brazil organization. "The greatest satisfaction is not the decoration. It is knowing that I am able to help someone who needs help," says Page during the ceremony. Humble and full of class..

In 2005, Canadian JD Fortune, beat two other finalists to become the new lead singer with INXS after a worldwide search to replace the late Michael Hutchence. INXS held auditions in six continents as part of a reality TV series.

There's a lot of charity work on this day in 2007. First, Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice along with former Purple keyboardist Jon Lord and ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore perform at the Sunflower Jam 2007 benefit concert in London to raise money for a U.K. cancer charity.

Ex-Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi perform at a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, are honored for their support of the organization. The foundation provides instruments and music-education services to children. Bill, as we all remember, is an accomplished sax player. (2007)

Ozzy Osbourne and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash are in videos produced by MusiCares and the MusiCares MAP Fund to help bolster awareness about the perils of drug and alcohol addiction. (2007)

Young Jeezy went to #1 on the US album chart in 2008 with ‘The Recession’, the rappers fifth release.

The 2008 Farm Aid benefit concert is held in Mansfield, MA. This is the first time the event takes place in New England. Farm Aid co-founders John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson are the headliners – as usual. The Pretenders and Jerry Lee Lewis also take the stage. The seven-hour event airs on DirecTV's The 101 Network.

Metallica released “Six Feet Down Under” in 2010. It was a limited edition eight-song EP in honor of their tour of Australia and New Zealand. It has live recordings from the band's previous tours in the region.