THIS DAY IN ROCK

September 26th: Roger Daltry, Keith Moon, Brian Jones, AC/DC and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1965: At the end of a European tour, Roger Daltry knocked out Keith Moon and the drummer was sacked from The Who. The band were playing two shows in one night in Denmark, when an argument broke about between all four band members. Daltry was reinstated the following day.

1965: During a UK tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at Colston Hall in Bristol.

1967: Pink Floyd played the first of three nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, the groups first ever live dates in the US.

1968: Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is fined and ordered to pay court costs after being found guilty of cannabis possession.

1969: The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the UK, the final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.'

1969: Fleetwood Mac, East Of Eden, Family, Edgar Broughton Band, Grisby Dyke and Glass Menagerie all appeared at an all night indoor festival at The Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, John Peel hosted the night.

1970: Pink Floyd kicked off their third North American tour at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

1980: U2 appeared at the Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham, England on their Boy tour.

1981: Bruce Dickinson joined UK rock band Iron Maiden, (Dickinson had been the vocalist with Samson).

1981: Genesis scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Adacab.'

1987: 'Touch Of Grey' by the Grateful Dead peaks at Number Nine on the pop chart.

1987: David Bowie had his last hit chart in this decade when 'Never Let Me Down' scrapped into the US charts at No.27, the single peaked at No.34 in the UK.

1992: Nirvana appeared at the Castaic Lake Amphitheatre, Castaic, California.

1995: AC/DC released Ballbreaker their 12th international studio album. The album which was produced by Rick Rubin, featured the return of former drummer Phil Rudd, who had been fired from the band in 1983 as a result of drinking and drug problems and a fight with founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

1996: Police found drugs hidden in a Smarties tube when they raided the London home of Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. The couple were away in Australia at the time of the raid.

2003: English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Addicted To Love' and the 1988 hit 'Simply Irresistible'.

2004: Green Day scored their first UK No.1 album with 'American Idiot' the bands seventh release.


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