Today In Pop Music: September 5 – John Lennon: Movie Star
Today’s birthday’s include:
Joe ‘Speedo’ Frazier of the Impalas (I Ran All The Way Home) who’s 69, Al Stewart (Year of the Cat) is 67, and two singers turn 66 – Loudon Wainwright III (Dead Skunks) , and Marmalade (Reflections of My Life) lead singer Dean Ford.
Queen’s Freddie Mercury (real name: Farookh Bulsara) was born on this date in 1946.
September 5, 1956 – Elvis Presley presented his mom Gladys with a pink Cadillac which is still on display at Graceland.
September 5, 1964 – The Animals began a three week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with House of the Rising Sun, knocking The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go out of #1.
September 5, 1965 – The Rolling Stones record their #1 follow up to Satisfaction, Get Off Of My Cloud, at RCA studios in Hollywood.
September 5, 1967 – The Beatles began recording “I Am The Walrus” at Abbey Road studios, laying down 16 takes of the basic backing track.
September 5, 1976 – Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington cheated death after bring seriously injured in a car accident in Florida.
September 5, 1981 – Stevie Nicks topped the Billboard album chart with ‘Bella Donna’. Four hit singles helped push it to the top.
September 5, 1966 – John Lennon began filming his role as Private Gripweed in How I Won The War.
If you never saw the movie, here’s a sample.