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Today In Rock: September 2

1939

Sam Gooden was born.

1943

Rosalyn Asford was born.

1967

Traffic hits #94 in the US with "Paper Sun," their first single.

1967

Number of British singles in 'Billboard's' Top 100: 15

1967

"(I Wanna) Testify," by the Parliaments, enters the R&B singles chart. It is a massive R&B hit (#3) that also rises to #20 on the pop Top Forty. Seven years later it is recut by Parliament (with the s lopped off) as "Testify."

1968

Muddy Waters performs at the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter-Than-Air Fair in Sultan, Washington. Some of the other artists include Santana, the Grateful Dead and the Youndbloods.

1971

"Maggie May" b/w "Reason to Believe," by Rod Stewart, becomes a double-sided hit, topping the singles chart for the first of five weeks.

1972

Bread hits #11 with "The Guitar Man."

1972

Jim Croce hits #8 with "You Don't Mess Around With Jim."

1978

Moody Blues hit #39 with "Steppin' In a Slide Zone".

1988

Peter Gabriel participates in Amnesty International "Human Rights Now" world tour, along with Tracey Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and others, opening at Wembley Stadium.

1989

Technotronic featuring Felly hits #2 in the UK with "Pump Up the Jam".

1993

"The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards" are shown live from the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. The tenth anniversary edition featured Pearl Jam winning four awards, including "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Group Video." En Vogue wins three awards including "Best Dance Video" and "Best R&B Video."

1995

Backed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Chuck Berry performs "Johnny B. Goode" and "Rock and Roll Music" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

1995

Backed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jerry Lee Lewis sings "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" at the Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.