Monday September 14th
1949 – Steven Gaines, guitarist with Lynyrd Skynyrd, is born in Seneca, Mo
1950 – Free guitarist Paul Kossoff is born in Hempstead, England.
1964 – It’s announced that Beatles manager Brian Epstein will record his own album, reading from his book A Cellarful of Noise.
1968 – What’s next for the Who’s Pete Townshend? He tells Rolling Stone today that he’s working on a rock opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy.
1969 – Genesis play their first paying gig at an English cottage owned by Peter Gabriel’s former Sunday school teacher. Hence the name.
1978 – The Grateful Dead play a concert at the foot of Egypt’s Great Pyramid. There’s more than just T-shirt sales at stake. The band intends to get the Arabs and Israelis to settle their differences to music.
1995 – In Hartford, Conn., David Bowie plays the opening night of his Outside tour with Nine Inch Nails in support.
1995 – At a Sotheby’s auction, the star lot is Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for “Getting Better.” It sells for $249,000.
2006 – Singer, actress, drug survivor and onetime Mick Jagger girlfriend Marianne Faithfull announces she is being treated for breast cancer.
2007 – The Beatles-inspired movie, “Across The Universe” opens.
2008 – Metallica started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ninth album ‘Death Magnetic’.
2008 – Singer Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden was one of the pilots who flew specially chartered flights after 85,000 tourists were stranded in the US, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe after Britain’s third-largest tour operator went into administration.