This Day in Music History — September 5

1964 : A British group scores a #1 hit in America with a folk song about a New Orleans brothel when The Animals’ The House Of The Rising Sun tops the chart.

1968 : John Lennon flies to Germany for his role in the movie How I Won the War – the only major non-documentary film in which he would ever appear. He character wears glasses that he would use as the basis for his distinctive eyewear.

1987 : American Bandstand airs on network TV for the last time. ABC picked up the show in 1957, and throughout its run on the network, Dick Clark was the host. The show continued another year in syndication and aired one season on the USA network in 1989.

1991 : The steamy video for Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” scoops Best Male Video, Best Cinematography and Best Video from a Film at the MTV Video Music Awards

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