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Today In Pop Music: September 10 – Lennon-McCartney Give Rolling Stones A Song Before Beatles Record It

SEPTEMBER 10 BIRTHDAYS

1939 – Cynthia Lennon (John’s first wife – Julian’s mom)

1945 – Jose Feliciano

1946 – Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night – vocals)

1950 – Joe Perry (Aerosmith – guitar)

1955 – Pat Mastelotto (Mr Mister – drums – ‘Broken Wings’,’Kyrie’,’Is It Love’)

1957 – Carol Decker (T’Pau – vocals – ‘Heart and Soul’)

ON THIS DAY

1964 – The Kinks single ‘You Really Got Me’ was climbing the British charts, soon to repeat that feat here in America.  Unknown to us at the time was the fact the tambourine player on the recording was Jimmy Page, who would go on to become a founding member and lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin.

1965 – The Byrds began recording ‘Turn turn Turn’ which would be included on their second album.  unlike their first album ‘Mr Tamborine man’, which contained session musicians providing music tracks on which they laid down their vocals, the seconds album featured the group members making the music.

1967 – A crack in the poor material Elvis Presley had been forced to record for his movies.  Elvis actually put his foot down and made a great single with Jerry Reed on guitar, when he recorded ‘Guitar Man’ at RCA’s Nashville studio.  It was a signal that better things were on the way.

2005 – The Beatles ‘A Day In The Life’ from the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album was voted the best British song of all time by a panal of music experts.

1963 – During a chance meeting at a jazz club in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney played members of the Rolling Stones a partially finished song, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, which was then finished when the stones showed interest in recording it, which they did – before The Beatles.

Here’s a comparison of the two recordings:

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