On This Day, September 7 in Music History


On this day September 7 in 1957 – Elvis Presley was at number one in the UK with his first soundtrack album ‘Loving You’. It was also a chart-topper in the US where it spent 10 weeks at No.1

1957 – Sam Cooke released his debut single ‘You Send Me’ on Keen Records. It became a big hit and it topped both the Billboard R&B and Pop charts.

1965 – The Rolling Stones finished recording ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ on this day September 7. The song was released two-weeks later and it became a chart-topper in Canada, Germany, South Africa, the US, and the UK.

1968 – With their third studio album ‘Waiting for the Sun’The Doors went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album features the band’s first No.1 single ‘Hello, I Love You’.

1968 – The New Yardbirds (Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham & John Paul Jones) performed together live for the first time at a show in Copenhagen, Denmark. Six weeks later they changed the band’s name to Led Zeppelin.

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1978 – English drummer Keith Moon died on this day September 7 in music history, aged 32 of an overdose. Best known as a member of the rock band The Who.

1985 – English singer-songwriter John Parr topped the US Singles chart with ‘St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)’ on this day September 7.

1985 – David Bowie and Mick Jagger started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart with their version of ‘Dancing in the Street’. Besides the UK, the song also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain.

1987 – Pink Floyd released their thirteenth studio album and first without Roger Waters titled ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’. It peaked at No.3 in the US and UK, and reached No.1 in New Zealand.

1987 – Michael Jackson released his single ‘Bad’ on this day September 7. It reached No.1 on the singles charts in the US, Ireland, Norway, Spain, and the Netherlands.

1994 – Rock band Weezer released the single ‘Buddy Holly’, tilted after the late rock and roll pioneer who would have been 58 on this day. The song peaked at No.6 in Canada and reached No.12 in the UK.

2002 – Coldplay scored their second number one album in the United Kingdom with ‘A Rush of Blood to the Head’. It also reached No.1 in nine other countries.

2002 – With their rendition of ‘The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)’, girl group Atomic Kitten topped the UK Singles chart.

2002 – Rapper Eminem returned to number one in the US with his fourth studio album ‘The Eminem Show’ on this day September 7 in music history. The album was an international hit and it topped the charts in seventeen countries, including the UK, Canada, and Australia.

2003 – American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Warren Zevon died on this day at the age of 56 of mesothelioma.

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2013 – With their sixth studio album ‘Hail to the King’, heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold went to number one in the UK. Also a chart-topper in the US, Canada, Brazil, Finland, and Ireland that year.

2017 – Taylor Swift started a two-week run at the top of the UK Singles chart with ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ on this day September 7.

2017 – American rock band Queens of the Stone Age topped the UK Albums chart with ‘Villains’, their seventh studio album.

2018 – Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lenny Kravitz released his eleventh studio album ‘Raise Vibration’.

2018 – American rapper, songwriter, and producer Malcolm McCormick also known professionally as Mac Miller died on this day September 7 in music history, aged 26 of an apparent drug overdose.

2019 – Melissa Viviane Jefferson also known as Lizzo started a six-week run at No.1 on the US Singles chart with ‘Truth Hurts’. The song earned her a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

2019 – With her seventh studio album ‘Lover’Taylor Swift topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day September 7. The album also became a chart-topper in nineteen other countries worldwide, including the UK, Canada, and Australia.


1934 – American blues singer and guitarist James Milton Campbell better known professionally as Little Milton was born in Inverness, Mississippi. Best known for hit songs such as ‘We’re Gonna Make It’ and ‘Baby, I Love You’.

1935 – Country and pop music singer-songwriter Ronald “Ronnie” Dove was born in Herndon, Virginia on this day September 7 in music history.

1936 – American R&B and soul musician and record producer Joe Simon was born on this day in Simmesport, Louisiana. Best known for his chart-topping singles ‘Power of Love’, ‘The Chokin’ Kind’, and ‘Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)’.

1936 – Influential singer and songwriter Charles Hardin Holley also known as Buddy Holly was born on this day September 7 in Lubbock, Texas.

1943 – American singer Gloria Gaynor was born on this day in Newark, New Jersey. Best known for her disco hit songs ‘I Will Survive’, ‘I Am What I Am’, and ‘Let Me Know (I Have a Right)’.

1948 – American musician Dennis Thompson was born in Detroit, Michigan. He came to prominence as the drummer of the hard rock band MC5.

1951 – Founding member and frontwoman of the rock band The PretendersChristine “Chrissie” Hynde, was born in Akron, Ohio on this day September 7 in music history.

1953 – American musician and singer Benjamin “Benmont” Tench was born on this day in Gainesville, Florida. Best known as a founding member of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

1956 – American songwriter, musician, and producer Diane Warren was born in Van Nuys, California. Best known for penning nine chart-topping singles, including ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’, ‘How Do I Live’, and ‘Because You Loved Me’.

1960 – Multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the bands Critters Buggin and the New BohemiansBradley “Brad” Houser was born on this day September 7 in Dallas, Texas.

1961 – Saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews BandLeRoi Moore was born in Durham, North Carolina.

1964 – American rapper and record producer Eric Wright better known professionally as Eazy-E was born in Compton, California on this day September 7 in music history. He rose to fame as a member of the influential hip hop group N.W.A.

1966 – English drummer and songwriter Christopher “Chris” Acland was born on this day in Lancaster. Best known as a member of the band Lush.

1977 – Dutch house DJ, remixer and record producer Fedde Le Grand was born on this day in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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