Today In Pop Music: September 23 – Jim Morrison In Studio With the Beatles(?)
SEPTEMBER 23 BIRTHDAYS
1930 – Ray Charles (died June 10, 2004 – age 73)
1947 – Steve Boone (Lovin’ Spoonful – drummer)
1943 – Toni Basil (‘Mickey’)
1943 – Wallace and Walter Scott (The Whispers – ‘Rock Steady)
1945 – Paul Peterson (Jeff on the Donna Reed Show – ‘She Can’t Find Her Keys’, ‘My Dad’)
1947 – Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf – ‘Green Eyed Lady’, ‘Don’t Call Us We’ll Call You’)
1949 – Bruce Springsteen
1959 – Lita Ford (The Runaways/solo ‘Kiss Me Deadly’)
ON THIS DAY
1957 – Buddy Holly and The Crickets topped the Billboard chart with ‘That’ll Be The Day’.
1970 – Mick Jagger Bianca Macias after a Stones concert in Paris. they later married….and divorced. it was an introduction that eventually would cost him millions.
1989 – Millie Vanilli began a two week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’, their second #1 that Rob and Fab had nothing to do with. It would all come crashing down for the fake front men later that year when it was revealed they never sang a note on any of the recordings.
1997 – The Rolling Stones kicked off the North American leg of their ‘Bridges To Babylon’ tour. When the tour came to Sun Devil Stadium on November 7th, I was there in the 20th row witnessing one of the five best concerts I’ve ever seen. worth every penny I paid for the ticket. Check out the setlist.
1968 – The Beatles and Jim Morrison in the same studio? It’s rumored to have happened while the group was at Abbey Road studio recording ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’ for the ‘White’ album. Taking it a step further, Jim is also said to have sung along on the chorus. What is known as a fact, is a: Jim Morrison was in London on that day and b: The Beatles recorded the song that day at Abbey Road. True or not, it’s tantalizing conjecture.