Today In Pop Music: September 12 – The Monkees TV Episode #1 Airs


1931 – George Jones (country legend – died 2013)

1940 – Tony Bellamy (Redbone – ‘Come And Get Your Love’)

1943 – Maria Muldaur (‘Midnight At the Oasis’)

1944 – Barry White (‘Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love – died 2003 – kidney failure)

1944 – Colin Young (The foundations – ‘Build Me Up Buttercul’, ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’)

1952 – Gerry Beckley (America)

1956 – Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy – ‘The Boys Are Back n Town’)


1970 – Bob Dylan joined Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez at the Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert that was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

1987 – Los Lobos topped the Billboard album chart for the first and only time, with their soundtrack album from the movie ‘La Bamba’.

1990 – Stevie Nicks and Chrisine McVie announced they were leaving Fleetwood Mac at the end of their (then) current tour.  Chrisine’s still gone but Stevie’s back.

2003 – Johnny Cash joined his beloved late wife June when he died of respiratory failure at the age of 71.

1966 – The first episode of The Monkees aired on NBC tv.  titles ‘Royal Flush’, it contained two songs from the first Monkees album: ‘This Just Doesn’t Seem To Be My Day’, and ‘Take A giant Step’, the flip side of ‘Last train To Clarksville’.  In all, 58 first run episodes would run before the show was canceled.

In case you’ve never seen it……


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