Saturday September 19th
1946 – Status Quo drummer John Coghlan is born in Dulwich, England
1958 – Rock siren Lita Ford is born in London
1964 – Marianne Faithfull goes to No. 9 in the U.K. with the Jagger/Richards composition “As Tears Go By.”
1970 – Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush album enters the charts.
1970 – The Rolling Stones’ Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out, the live album commemorating their riotous 1969 North American tour, goes to No. 1 in the U.K.
1973 – Byrds guitarist/vocalist Gram Parsons is found dead in a hotel room in Joshua Tree, Calif.
1976 – Readers of The New York Times open their papers today to discover a full-page ad placed by promoter Sid Bernstein asking the Beatles to reunite
1985 – A U.S. Senate committee hears testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center, an organization headed by Tipper Gore.
1985 – Bob Dylan rehearses for the first Farm Aid at Los Angeles’ Universal Studios.
1987 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The comeback album is the band’s first since the departure of Roger Waters and the subsequent lawsuit over the use of the band name.
2003 – Jack Bruce, former bassist with Cream, undergoes a success liver transplant after being diagnosed with cancer.
2008 – Behold, the video for AC/DC’s “Rock N’ Roll Train.”