Sunday, September 25, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 25


John Bonham
No.1
1965 Barry McGuire: 'Eve of Destruction' US 45
1968 Mary Hopkin: 'Those Were the Days' UK 45
1971 Deep Purple: 'Fireball' UK LP
1993 Nirvana : In Utero : UK LP

Births
1943 John Locke (Spirit)
1945 Onnie McIntyre (Average White Band)
1946 Bryan McLean (Love)
1955 Steve Severin (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
1955 Zucchero
1974 Richie Edwards (The Darkness)

Deaths
1980 John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
1999 Stephen Canaday (Ozark Mountains Daredevil)

Miscellany
1957 Roulette release Frankie Lymon's first solo record 'My Girl', but without the Teenagers he has no more hits
1960 Sam Cooke is No. 2 in pop and R&B with 'Chain Gang' in US
1961 Leroy Van Dyke begins 19-week run at top of US country chart with 'Walk On By'
1973 Stevie Wonder: 'Innervisions' hits US LP chart
1973 'Goat's Head Soup' goes gold for Rolling Stones
1976 Wings play a benefit concert and raise $50,000 for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in Venice's St. Mark's Square
1981 Rolling Stones begin their latest US tour, with a concert at JFK Stadium in new York, one of several on the tour recorded for the 'Let's Spend the Night Together' movie
1989 Neil Young performs "Rockin' In The Free World" on "Saturday Night Live."
1989 Aerosmith's "Pump"album enters the chart. Itcontains the hits, "Love In An Elevator," "Janie's Got A Gun" and "What It Takes."
1990 A street is named Little Richard Boulevard in his hometown of Macon, Georgia
Neil Young
1990 Drummer Dave Grohl auditioned for Nirvana and was instantly given the job. Grohl’s last band Scream had recently split-up.
1993 B-52's singer Kate Pierson is arrested while staging a sit-in in the New York offices of Vogue Magazine. She was protesting against the magazine's use of animal fur clothing and ads that featured animal furs
1993 George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on "The Simpsons."
1995 Courtney Love was given a one-year prison sentence, suspended for two years
1997 The Rolling Stones release their "Bridges To Babylon" album.
1998 John Fogerty receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 Ozzy Osbourne formally requested that Black Sabbath be removed from the nomination list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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