Yeah, we're gonna need to hear that tape... -- This Who classic is about what again? -- Props for a real country legend...

LP cover to one of rock's greatest compilation albums, released Oct. 1971. (Courtesy of MCA/Track/Decca Records)

9/1/1956 (61 years ago today) - A 19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis strolls into Sun Studios in Memphis hoping to audition for head honcho/influential owner Sam Philips. Well, Sam's on vacation in Florida, but the receptionist and staff are in a good mood, so they decide to let the kid knock out a few demo's, y'know, maybe Sam will check 'em out when he gets back. OK, roll tape...yowza!!!

9/1/1966 (51 years ago today) - At the time, nobody in America cared about this one at all!: The Who single "I'm A Boy" debuts on the U.K. chart where it peaks at No. 2 just a few weeks later (it's the band's second No. 2 hit in a row, the first one being "My Generation"!!!). Pete Townshend's already way ahead of the game here: this particular track was intended to be part of a rock opera he was working on called "Quads" {sound familiar?}, which was set in a future world where parents would be able to choose the sex of their children. Not your standard fare and remember, "Tommy" won't happen for another three years...

9/1/1933 - A genuine American Country & Western music icon was born on this date: Harold Lloyd Jenkins would go on to become famous world wide with the unforgettable recording name of Conway Twitty. Even if you're not a C&W fan, you know his stuff: "It's Only Make Believe" (which went on to sell over 4 million copies in 1958, a rather astounding achievement back then), "Hello Darlin'", "Danny Boy", and a string of No. 1's with partner Loretta Lynn including the classics "After The Fire Is Gone" and "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man". In true country style, Conway was married four times to three different women, and in June, 1993, he died from an aneurysm on his tour bus, age 59. Didn't understand this music growing up; absolutely love it now...

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