Monday September 21st
1944 – Kiowa Indian Jesse Ed Davis, a guitarist whose work can be heard on albums by Eric Clapton, John Lennon, and Neil Diamond, is born in Oklahoma.
1947 – Don Felder of the Eagles is born in Topanga, Calif.
1954 – Motorhead drummer “Filthy” Phil Taylor is born in Chesterfield,
1965 – The Moody Blues play their first major gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of a bill called Brian Epstein’s Evening of Popular Music.
1967 – Drummer Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies is born.
1968 – Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum gives its Beatles statues their fifth hair and clothes makeover in four years, in keeping with the lads’ taste for hippie fashions.
1971 – Pink Floyd give their album Meddle a quadraphonic mix at London’s Command Studios.
1974 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive release “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”
1979 – U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim makes an appeal to the Beatles to reunite to benefit the Vietnamese boat people.
1980 – Having left his longtime label MCA, Elton John signs a contract with David Geffen’s new label Geffen Records,
1987 – Bassist Jaco Pastorius of Blood, Sweat & Tears dies after being beaten up in Florida. He had been trying to break in to Fort Lauderdale’s Midnight Club. He was 35.
1991 – Status Quo play four British arenas in 11 hours. The Guinness Book of World Records is on hand to confirm that, yep, it’s a record.
1993 – Nirvana’s album “In Utero” is released.
1999 – Hole bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur leaves the grunge band to embark on a solo career. She changes her mind and joins the Smashing Pumpkins instead.
2000 – Bono appears on Capitol Hill in an effort to get American lawmakers to agree to his debt relief plan for the Third World.
2000 – Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reform as Genesis for a one-off performance at the London Hilton during the British Music Roll of Honour gala, organized by the Music Managers Forum.