September 9 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
September 9

1954 : Rising young star Elvis Presley performs at the opening of Memphis' Lamar-Airways shopping mall, and, afterward, meets audience member Johnny Cash for the first time.

1970 : Elvis Presley kicks off his first concert tour in nine years at a show in Phoenix, Arizona.

1975 : Paul McCartney and Wings begin their historic 13-month world tour, US dates of which will be captured on record as the double LP "Wings Over America". The group plays to over two million fans total during the course of the tour.

1995 : Kyuss perform their last-ever show, at Festa Dell Unita, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

2003 : Simon & Garfunkel make it official, announcing plans to reunite and tour for the first time in 20 years. They get more per ticket than any other tour that year: $136.90, and donate $1 million to The Children's Health Fund at the end.

1973 : Following up on his plan to use the concert audience for the background vocals on the left stereo channel for his song "Sons Of 1984", Todd Rundgren records the crowd at a show in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, which is disrupted because of a pot bust. The right channel vocals came from a show in New York.

1992 : During a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Nirvana plays "Lithium", which culminates in bassist Krist Novoselic tossing his instrument high into the air. But when he tries to catch it, he misses and the bass whacks him in the head. Still, it's a pretty awesome performance.

2007 : During a performance by Alicia Keys at the MTV Video Music Awards, Tommy Lee and Kid Rock get in a fight, prompting presenter Jamie Foxx to decry the "white on white violence".

2005 : Former Ray Charles employee and engineer Terry Howard is exonerated in a Los Angeles court for allegedly stealing dozens of recordings of the singer.

2008 : Former Raspberries lead and solo star Eric Carmen is arrested in his hometown of Cleveland on DUI charges. He will be sentenced to six months in jail, but only serve 30 days.

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