Friday, September 21, 2018


  • “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” asks Earth, Wind & Fire in the song, “September”
  • Dickey Lee (“Patches”) is 82
  • Walter Brennan (“Old Rivers”) dies of emphysema, 1974
  • Singer/Songwriter John D. Loudermilk (sang “Language Of Love” and wrote tunes like “A Rose And A Baby Ruth”, “Indian Reservation” and “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”) dies, 2017
  • Jimmy Hendrix changes his name to “Jimi”, 1966
  • Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is denied entry into the United States after his name appears on a “no fly” list, 2004
  • The Governor of Illinois declares it “George Harrison Day” in the state in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of George’s visit, before Beatlemania hit the U.S., 2013
  • “Earth, Wind & Fire Day” is celebrated in the city of Chicago, 2013
  • Dionne Warwick is honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her “exceptional service” in the fight against AIDS, 1986
  • Scotty Moore and Bill Black quit as Elvis Presley’s backup musicians in a salary dispute (Bill eventually forms Bill Black’s Combo), 1957
  • Elvis Presley is made a “special deputy sheriff” in Shelby County, Tennessee, 1964
  • The 5th Dimension guest on “The Woody Allen Special” on NBC-TV, 1969