This Day in Music History — September 4

1952 : Gladys Knight & The Pips form at a birthday party for her brother Bubba.

1965 : While The Who shop for a guard dog, their van and $10,000 worth of equipment is stolen.

1982 : Frank Zappa’s single “Valley Girl” reaches #32 on the US Billboard Hot 100. This marks the sole time Zappa charted in the Top-40 in the United States, despite being an international hit abroad and producing a career total of 62 albums in his lifetime.

2002 : Kelly Clarkson beats Justin Guarini to become the first winner of American Idol.

2007 : The Bob Dylan “biographical” movie, I’m Not There: Suppositions On A Film Concern Dylan, premieres at the Venice (Italy) Film Festival.

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