SEPTEMBER 19: The Daily Flashback
1777: The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
1796: U.S. President George Washington’s farewell address was published.
1936: “Indian Love Call” was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
1960: Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” became the No. 1 single in America,
1970: “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” premiered on CBS-TV.
1974: Max Weinberg made his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
1979: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, the Doobie Brothers, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt performed at Madison Square Garden for the first of five No Nukes concerts.
1981: Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a free concert in New York’s Central Park.
1982: Scott Fahlman became the first person to use 🙂 in an online message.
1985: Frank Zappa, John Denver and Dee Snider testified at a U.S. Senate hearing where the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) argued for a ratings system on music.
1987: The Grateful Dead’s single “Touch of Grey” became the band’s only Top 10 hit.
1997: VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time – a 90-minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans.
2010: A bronze bust of Frank Zappa was dedicated at the Southeast Anchor Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.
1926: Duke Snider
1928: Adam West
1931: Brook Benton
1933: David McCallum
1934: Brian Epstein
1940: Bill Medley
1943: Cass Elliott
1945: David Bromberg
1947: Lol Creme
1951: Daniel Lanois
1952: Nile Rodgers
1956: Rex Smith
1958: Lita Ford
1964: Trisha Yearwood
1967: Jim Abbott
1974: Jimmy Fallon
1973: Gram Parsons
2003: Frank Lowe
2004: Skeeter Davis
2009: Arthur Ferrante