Music History for

September 20


1877 - Composer Armand Marsick was born.

1948 - The Four Freshman got their first gig in Fort Wayne, IN.

1964 - After a charity show that finished their U.S. tour, the Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
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1966 - George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1969 - Associated TV bought control of the Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds.
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1970 - Jim Morrison was found guilty, in Miami, FL, of indecent exposure and profanity. He was acquitted on charges of "lewd and lascivious" behavior. The charges were related to a performance by the Doors.

1971 - Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie to follow a solo career.

1972 - Police found cannabis growing on the farm of Paul and Linda McCartney.

1973 - Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way to Sherman, TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also killed.

1973 - The Roxy Theater opened in Los Angeles, CA. The opening acts were Elton John, Carole King and Jackson Browne.

1975 - The Bay City Rollers appeared live on the premiere of the Howard Cosell's Saturday Night show on ABC-TV. It was their U.S. debut.

1976 - "The Captain & Tennille" show premiered on ABC-TV.

1983 - The ARMS Benefit concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The concert was to raise money for research of Multiple Sclerosis.

1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD in the U.K.
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1995 - Natalie Merchant started her first solo tour after leaving the 10,000 Maniacs. She was supporting her first solo album "Tigerlily."

1998 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum paid tribute to Robert Johnson with eight days of activities. Johnson only recorded 29 songs before dying in August of 1938.