Music History for

September 1


1653 - Composer Johann Pachelbel was born.

1854 - Composer Engelbert Humperdinck was born.

1953 - Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery auditioned for the radio station KDAV in Lubbock, TX. They were given a half-hour Sunday afternoon show to perform country and bluegrass music.

1956 - Elvis Presley shared his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.

1965 - James Brown and Booker T. & the MG's appeared on Shindig!

1967 - Boz Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band.

1967 - The movie The Fastest Guitar Alive, starring Roy Orbison and Sheb Wooley, was released.

1972 - David Bowie released "John, I'm only Dancing" in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.

1977 - Blondie signed its first major record company contract with Chrysalis.

1977 - Generation X released their debut single "Your Generation."

1978 - Styx released the album Pieces of Eight.

1979 - INXS made their live debut in Sydney, Australia.

1979 - U2 released their first record U2-3 in Ireland.

1983 - Mick Jones was fired from the Clash by Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer.

1984 - The album Tonight was released by David Bowie.

1987 - Mick Jagger's "Let's Work" single was released.

1989 - A judge in Dublin, Ireland, decided not to convict U2's Adam Clayton of marijuana possession, even though he had admitted to the crime. Clayton agreed to contribute money to a women's center in Dublin.

1992 - Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, organized a relief project for victims of Hurricane Andrew in Miami.

1995 - Louis Armstrong was honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

1995 - In Cleveland, OH, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ribbon cutting ceremony took place. The museum officially opened the next day.

1998 - David Bowie opened his on-line Internet service provider business, Bowienet. The service offers basic Internet services and exclusive Bowie news and releases.

1998 - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) was charged with assault and battery for allegedly hitting a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert in August.

1999 - Van Morrison became the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) in Dublin.

2004 - The iTunes Music Store reached 125 million songs sold.