Friday, 23 September 2016

Today in rock history September 24th

1941 – Rock photographer and Beatle spouse Linda McCartney is born in Scarsdale, N.Y. She also sang backing vocals with Wings, but let’s not speak ill of the dead. 1946 – Guitarist of Fairport Convention is born. 1966 – Jimi Hendrix arrives in London in the company of his new manager, Chas Chandler. Chandler was a bassist with the original Animals and discovered Hendrix playing in a Greenwich Village go-go club. On the flight to England, Hendrix changes the spelling of his name from “Jimmy” to “Jimi.” 1971 – John Lennon appears as a guest on The Dick Cavett Show. 1977 – Styx release their single “Come Sail Away.” It becomes their second top 10 hit, peaking at No. 8. 1978 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Kiss You All Over,” Exile. 1989 – The group Chopped Liver make their debut on the L’Chaim to Life Telethon ’89 in Israel, featuring Bob Dylan on flute and recorder, actor Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan’s son-in-law Peter Himmelman on guitar. 1991 – Nirvana’s breakthrough album “Nevermind” is released. 1993 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against the group and managers. Adler was thrown out of the band because he couldn’t kick his heroin habit. The agreement was reached shortly before the lawsuit would have gone to the Superior Court jury. 1994 – Eric Clapton is tonight’s special musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. 1998 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, 33, is sentenced to 150 days in jail for beating two women he dated and for violating his probation from an earlier domestic violence conviction. 1998 - Steven Tyler threw out the first pitch at the Montreal Expos-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. 2003 – Dave Matthews Band plays to over 100,000 people at charity show in New York’s Central Park. Warren Haynes joins them onstage for a version of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”

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