First group to do this wasn't The Beatles! -- Nine 'n' nine fer The Stones... -- Art-rocker b'day means another chance to bring up 10cc...

(Courtesy of Mercury/Phonogram Records)

9/19/1960 (47 years ago today) - Hank Ballard And The Midnighters have the honor of becoming the very first recording act to have three songs in the U.S. Top 100 at the same time: "Finger Poppin' Time", "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" and "The Twist" all made the Top 30 -- Weirdly, it was Ballard's refusal to perform "The Twist" on TV that led to Chubby Checker picking up the song, thanks to American Bandstand host Dick Clark -- Coincidentally, it's C.C.'s version which rockets to the No. 1 spot on the singles chart this very week in 1960 as well!!!

9/19/1981 (36 years ago today) - Their ninth studio album starts nine weeks at No. 1: The Rolling Stones' "Tattoo You" tops the chart and with mighty good reason - it's easily one of the most consistently energetic recordings of their career, absolutely perfect from start-to-finish! Side One boasts the riff-rockers ("Start Me Up", "Hang Fire", "Neighbors", "Black Limousine"), while Side Two is made up of some of their best-ever effortless ballads ("Worried About You", "No Use In Crying", "Heaven", "Waiting On A Friend"). In the Top 10 Stones Must-Have's for sure...

9/19/1947 - Happy Birthday to one of the founding members of the incredibly talented (and ludicrously under-appreciated) art-rock outfit 10cc, singer-songwriter-producer-engineer-and-multi-instrumentalist Lol Creme, 70 years old today. It's a fact: all four members of 10cc were *see previous description*, masters of studio craft serving up super-catchy-pop, but with extremely non-traditional lyrics and {occasionally} rather unnerving story telling. If you've never experienced the albums "How Dare You!" (1976), "The Original Soundtrack" (1975) and "Sheet Music" (1974), you're missing out some of the '70's most brilliantly entertaining music. These guys were great fun, really smart...

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