Love

It’s already written

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


September 20, 1969

Blind Faith LPBlind Faith starts a two-week run at #1 on the U.K. chart with their self-titled debut album. The only release from the Eric ClaptonSteve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech line-up also reaches #1 in the U.S.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Like the north wind whistlin’ down the sky


 

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Coming down in three part harmony

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


September 19, 1940

pwilliams.jpgBorn this day in Omaha, Nebraska — songwriter and composer Paul Williams.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: I hear hurricanes a-blowing


 

All I’m asking

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


September 15, 1965

Otis BlueOtis Redding releases his third studio album Otis Blue. Recorded in a 24-hour period over July 9-10, 1965 at the Stax Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, it includes the classic tracks Ole Man Trouble, Respect, and Down in the Valley.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Tell her everything is all right


 

Little Richard

A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


September 14, 1955

4260320875764_600Little Richard enters a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. Things are not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer; Bumps Blackwell go to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard starts playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of Tutti Frutti. With only 15 minutes left in the session, Richard records the song and coins the phrase, “a-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom.”

ALSO ON THIS DAY: I’ll give you a man who wants to rule the world


 

Growin’ up in the Heartland

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


September 11, 1982

afJohn “Cougar” Mellencamp becomes the only male artist to have two singles in the U.S. Top 10 as well as the #1 album. Jack and Diane is #4, while Hurts So Good is at #8. His album American Fool is at #1 for the first of nine weeks.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Three nights and days I sail the sea