Friday September 11th
1943 – Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is born.
1953 – Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw is born in Montgomery, Ala
1963 – In Los Angeles, fans can buy the unauthorized Bob Dylan release The Great White Wonder. It’s generally credited as the first bootleg album.
1964 – The Beatles play the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. The band requests that the audience be desegregated.
1964 – The winner of a Mick Jagger impersonation contest held in Greenwich, England, reveals that he’s really Chris Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman’s younger brother.
1967 – Fresh from the release of Sgt. Pepper, the Beatles head out in a psychedelic bus with their entourage to begin filming The Magical Mystery Tour.
1968 – The Beatles record 34 takes of “Glass Onion.”
1974 – The roots rock of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, and the Band fills England’s 80,000-capacity Wembley Stadium.
1979 – The Who perform their first American gig without Keith Moon, who died a year ago. Face Kenny Jones sits in on drums when the band plays Passaic, N.J.’s Capitol Theatre.
1979 – On the first date of his American tour, Tom Petty unveils a banner asking “Why MCA?” Petty was complaining because his label Gone Gator had been sold to the industry giant.
1984 – Some 16,800 Bruce Springsteen fans cram Philadelphia’s Spectrum to see the Boss play the first of six nights. The show sets a new attendance record for the venue.
1995 – Green Day turn down an invitation to play Sesame Street because “we couldn’t handle a mosh pit full of 5-year-olds.”
1996 – Michael Hutchence of INXS pleads guilty to assaulting a photographer who lay in ambush for him outside a hotel where he was staying with Bob Geldof’s ex-wife Paula Yates. Hutchence is fined $600.
1997 – John Lee Hooker receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland unveils the Jimi Hendrix Surround Sound Theater and Exhibit.
2003 – Currently in the midst of big autumn tours, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac refrain from playing on the second anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.