On September 17, 1931, company “RCA Victor” presented the first long playing record at 33 1/3 rpm. The presentation was carried out at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York.The new format fail to reach mass production due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 and wasn’t revived until 1948.
On September 10, 2005, The Beatles track “A day in the life” from the album “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was voted the best British song of all time by the British music experts. Magazine “Q” named the track “the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British”. The Kinks’ song ‘Waterloo Sunset’ was second and Oasis song “Wonderwall” was voted third on the list.
On September 08, 1968, The Beatles performed “Hey Jude” on the BBC TV show “Frost On Sunday” .This song was the first single from The Beatles record label “Apple Records”. It spent nine weeks as no.1 on the US charts becoming the longest run at the top for The Beatles. “Hey Jude” was over seven minutes long, at the time the longest single ever to be no.1 on the UK charts.
On September 7, 1978, Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died.
On September 6, 1994, Nicky Hopkins died aged 50. In his career he has performed with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Jerry Garcia Band.
On September 6, 1990, Tom Fogerty, member of Creedence Clearwater Revival died aged 49.
On September 01, 1979, U2 released their first record “Three” also known as “U2-3”. The three-song EP recorded was produced by the band with Chas de Whalley and was available in Ireland when released. Only 1000 copies were pressed in both 7” and 12” format.
EP track list:
- Out of control
- Stories for boys