Today In Pop Music: September 4 – John Lennon On Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

Among today’s birthdays: “Bubba” Knight (Gladys Knight and the Pips) is 70, Commodores bass guitarist Ronald LaPread is 62, and The Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers is 60.

September 4, 1954 – Elvis Presley made his first and only appearance on The Grand Ole Opry.

September 4, 1962 – The Beatles first recording session with Ringo on drums takes place at EMI’s studios on Abbey Road, recording two songs – How Do You Do It (later a hit for Gerry and the Pacemakers), and Love Me Do.

September 4, 1965 – The Who had their van with almost $10,000 worth of equipment inside stolen outside the Battersea Dogs Home.  Group members were inside buying a guard dog.

September 4, 1976 – Fleetwood Mac went to #1 on the Billboard album chart with their self titles album after being on the chart for over a year.  It was the first of three #1 albums for the group, and eventually sold over 5 million copies.

September 4, 1972 -John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day telethon

It’s a bit hard to believe these two “J.L.’s” shared the same stage 40 years ago, but though only a 35 second video clip could be found, most of the performance was preserved on audio.

Here are both as proof it really happened.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get The App
KOOL-A-Palooza Food Trucks & Tribute Bands
KOOL's Dog of The Week

Listen Live