What Happened September 20th In Pop Music History
It’s September 20th, and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:
- In 2005, Elton John, Elvis Costello and Lenny Kravitz were among the artists who performed at From The Big Apple to The Big Easy, a benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
- In 1969, “Sugar Sugar” by cartoon group The Archies went to No. 1 in the U.S. – a week after it topped the singles chart in Canada. The song, co-written by Montreal’s Andy Kim, went on to sell more than a million copies and, in 2006, was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- In 1957, Alannah Joy Currie was born in Auckland, New Zealand. After emigrating to Britain and studying to become a journalist, she became part of pop group Thompson Twins. The group’s hits included “Doctor! Doctor!” And “Hold Me Now.” Currie also co-wrote 1989’s “I Want That Man” for Blondie’s Deborah Harry.
- In 1975, Scottish band The Bay City Rollers made their U.S. debut on the premiere of Saturday Night on ABC. Not surprisingly, they performed their hit “Saturday Night.”
And that's what popped on this day!