Music History for

September 8

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1935 - The Hoboken Four, featuring Frank Sinatra as lead singer, appeared on "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" on WOR radio.

1941 - Harry James and his orchestra recorded "Misirlou."

1965 - The television trade publications "Daily Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" ran an ad seeking "Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series." The final four choices became the stars in the television show "The Monkees."

1972 - Mott The Hoople released "All The Young Dudes."

1977 - Jimmy McCulloch quit Paul McCartney & Wings to join a reformed lineup for the Small Faces.

1978 - David Bowie's "Stage" album was released by RCA Records.

1988 - Elton John sold some of his costumes and concert memorabilia at an auction in London for $6.2 million.

1998 - Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell proclaimed the week of September 8-13 as "Garth Brooks week."

2000 - Sean "Puffy" Combs pled guilty to reduced assault charges in New York Criminal Court. Combs was sentenced to a one-day anger management class. The charges stemmed from Combs assaulting Interscope Records, executive Steve Stoute.

2006 - Whitney Houston filed for a divorce from Bobby Brown. The couple had married in 1992.
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