Music History for

September 19


1928 - "The Singing Fool," with Al Jolson, was released.

1936 - "Indian Love Call" was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

1953 - Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TVís "Your Hit Parade."

1955 - Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the "Producerís Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV.

1958 - Elvis Presley left a Brooklyn naval base to sail to Germany to be with his army unit.
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1968 - Steppenwolf won its first gold record for "Born to be Wild."

1973 - Gram Parsons (Byrds) died of a drug overdose.

1974 - Max Weinberg made his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1974 - Bad Company's debut album (self titled) goes gold.

1975 - Eric Clapton got a gold record for "I Shot The Sheriff."

1978 - "Living in the U.S.A." was released by Linda Ronstadt.

1979 - The first MUSE concert took place. The Musicians United for Safe Energy was better known as "No-Nukes."

1981 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded "The Concert in Central Park" for an HBO special. The material was recorded live in New York's Central Park.

1985 - A U.S. Senate committee heard testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center.

1986 - "Press To Play" was released by Paul McCartney.
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1987 - The Farm Aid concert took place at the University of Nebraska.

1987 - Taja Seville released her self-titled debut album.

1988 - Erasure's "A Little Respect" was released.

1988 - Bon Jovi released the album "New Jersey" in the U.S.

1989 - The David Bowie "Sound + Vision" the box set was released. It was reissued on December 2, 2003.

1992 - "The One" was released by Elton John.

1997 - VH1 aired "Storytellers" live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.

1997 - Rich Mullins died in a car accident in LaSalle County, IL.

2000 - Madonna's album "Music" was released.

2010 - In Baltimore, MD, a bronze bust of Frank Zappa was dedicated outside an east Baltimore library.