1958 Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program. But before he could perform, he was ordered to remove his sideburns.
1960 In Britain, the director of public prosecution is called upon to ban the American hit “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age “glorious death cult.”
1965 Ringo Starr’s first wife, Maureen gives birth to their son, Zak Starkey.
1985 “We Are The World” wins Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer” video is graced with four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner wins Best Female Video for “What’s Love Got To Do With It”.
1991 Alice Cooper sells copies of his new record, “Hey Stoopid” for 99 cents in New York’s Times Square.
2012 Former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart was accused of assaulting a person at one of his shows on September 8th.