Wednesday September 16th
1925 – B.B. King (Riley King) is born in Itta Bena, Miss.
1948 – Drummer Kenny Jones is born in London. He will go on to beat skins for the Faces and the Who.
1952 – Ron Blair, bassist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, is born in Macon, Ga.
1963 – Richard Marx is born in Chicago.
1965 – To kick off Shindig!‘s second season, the Rolling Stones perform their hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Other guests include the Kinks and the Byrds.
1966 – Bassist Pete Quaife calls it quits with the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton.
1967 – At Abbey Road, the Beatles re-record “Your Mother Should Know.”
1970 – Led Zeppelin finally knock the Beatles out of their position as the U.K.’s most popular group in a Melody Maker poll.
1972 – John Lennon & Yoko Ono release Some Time in New York City. The album comes free with a second disc that features an atrocious live performance in which the Mothers of Invention back the couple.
1977 – Marc Bolan of T. Rex dies in an auto accident in London.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Money for Nothing,” Dire Straits.
1998 – Members of ’70s British rock outfit Mott The Hoople play together for the first time in some 24 years at a one-off performance at the Virgin Megastore on London’s Oxford Street.
2003 – Rock wild man Ted Nugent is sued by a New Hampshire woman who claims he’s the father of her eight-year-old son and hasn’t ponied up the necessary child support.
2004 – Green Day unveil their new rock opera, American Idiot, on the first date of their national tour in Hollywood, Calif.
2005 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil slips and tears his calf onstage during one a reunion concert in Atlanta.
2008 – In just a three-day sales window, Metallica’s “Death Magnetic” skates close to the half million mark.