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This Day in Rock History: September 9th

This Day in Rock History: September 9th

Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: September 9

Elvis Presley appears for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show doing ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Love Me Tender’ and ‘Ready Teddy’ from Los Angeles.

And so it beganThe Hollywood Reporter ran an ad that read, ‘Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. 437 people auditioned to be….a Monkee.  Among them, Stephen Stills.

On that same date the Rolling Stones owned the Number One spots of the charts with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” which Keith Richards said came to him in the middle of the night in a Florida hotel room.  Luckily, he had a tape recorder nearby and you hear him sleepily play the famous intro notes and then forty minutes of snoring.


David Bowie joins Marc Bolan on his TV show to sing ‘Heroes’ plus a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which ended suddenly when Bolan fell from the stage.  After the show the pair recorded some demos together.  They were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.

Mike Olszewski

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