Tuesday September 15th
1941 – Signe Anderson is born in Seattle. She went on to be the original female vocalist in Jefferson Airplane before Grace Slick arrived in 1966.
1942 – Bassist Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond is born in St. Louis.
1960 – Mitch Dorge, drummer with Crash Test Dummies is born.
1963 – The Rolling Stones perform at the Great Pop Prom at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1966 – John Lennon makes his first appearance away from the Beatles in the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s film ‘How I Won the War’. He writes “Strawberry Fields Forever” during the filming.
1969 – Jon Lord’s ego is indulged as Deep Purple record Concerto for Rock Band and Orchestra with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It’s awful.
1974 – In an onstage accident in Denver, Uriah Heep’s Gary Thain is nearly electrocuted. Fortunately, the bassist survives.
1979 – Bob Dylan releases his album Slow Train Coming.
1982 – Queen performs at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California, in what turns out to be their last U.S. concert.
2003 – Country legend Johnny Cash is buried next to his wife June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tenn.
2003 – Billy Corgan announces his post-Smashing Pumpkins project Zwan are no more.
2004 – Johnny Ramone, guitarist in New York City punk rock pioneers the Ramones, dies at home in Los Angeles, California. He is 55
2008 – Richard Wright, a founding member of Pink Floyd, died today