THIS DAY IN ROCK

September 30th: Van Morrison, Rick Wakeman, Aerosmith, Foo Fighters and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1947: T. Rex leader Marc Bolan is born. He dies in 1977.

1960: The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1961: Bob Dylan is offered a contract with Columbia Records after playing a session for Caroline Hester's first album for the label.

1964: The Who appeared at the Town Hall, Greenwich, South London.

1967: During a UK tour, Pink Floyd appeared at the Skyline Club in Hull north east England.

1967: 'Brown Eyed Girl' by Van Morrison peaks at Number 10 on the pop chart.

1969: Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash is certified gold, the same day that David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Hinton is killed in a car accident.

1969: 'Cold Turkey' by John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band is recorded in London.

1971: Rick Wakeman made his live debut with Yes at The De Montford Hall, Leicester at the start of a 23-date UK tour.

1974: Police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult concert after a fight broke out between two sound engineers. The Skynyrd roadie claimed that the sound had been deliberately turned off during the bands set.

1978: 'Come Together' by Aerosmith, a cover of the Beatles song, peaks at Number 23 on the pop chart.

1982: Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen is released.

1984: KISS kicked off a 14-date UK tour at the Brighton Centre.

1985: At a show at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band record their live version of Edwin Starr's "War."

1988: John Lennon is posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1989: 'Love In An Elevator' by Aerosmith peaks at Number 13 on the U.K. pop chart.

1993: George Harrison makes a guest voice appearances on the season premiere of The Simpsons.

1997: Bridges To Babylon by the Rolling Stones is released.

1999: John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song "I Am The Walrus" sell at a Christies auction in London for a little over $129,000.

2003: An auction of the contents of Elton John's London home raised more than £1.4 million. An oil painting, entitled Madison Square Park, sold for £67,200, and a 19th Century portrait of Lieutenant George Dyer, painted by James Northcote in 1817, fetched £55,200. Sir Elton sold off the items so he could redecorate his home in a more modern style.

2007: Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Echoes Silence Patience & Grace' the bands sixth studio album and second UK No.1.


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