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Today In Pop Music: September 9 – Newspaper Ad Search For ‘Monkees’

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SEPTEMBER 9 BIRTHDAYS

1941 – Otis Redding

1942 – Luther Simmons (Main Ingredient – ‘Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely’)

1945 – Doug Ingle  (Iron Butterfly – keyboards – ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida)

1946 – Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield – bass guitar – ‘For What It’s Worth’ – died 2004 – heart attack)

1947 – Freddy Weller (Paul Revere and the Raiders – guitar)

1952 – Dave Stewart (Eurythmics – guitar, synthesizer, vocals)

1953 – John McFee (Doobie Brothers – guitar)

1975 – Michael Buble

ON THIS DAY

1956 – Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’, singing ‘Don’t be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’, and Ready Teddy’.  He was not filmed from the waste up.  That occured on his final appearance on the Sullivan show in January 1957.

1968 – With John Lennon on bass and sax, roadie Mal Evans blowing a trumpet, and George Harrison running theough the abbey Road studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head, Paul McCartney laid down his lead vocal on ‘Helter Skelter’.

1978 – L.A. disco group A Taste of Honey began a three week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’.  Three years later they would come close to repeating that feat when their re-make of Kyu Sakamoto’s hit song ‘Sukiyaki’ peaked at #3.

1965 – The Hollywood Reporter newspaper ran an ad that led to the creation of one of the biggest groups of the 60’s:

“MADNESS!!

AUDITIONS

Folk and Roll Musicians – singers

for exciting roles in new TV series

running parts for 4 Insane boys, age 17-21

Want spirited Ben Frank’s types

Have courage to work

Must come down for interview

Call: HO 6-5188

Hundreds answered the ad, and in the end Michael Nesmeth, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork were chosen to be The Monkees.

Michael Nesmeth was show the ad during an interview in 1994 – and commented on his favorite member of the Monkees.

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