Thursday September 24th
1965 – The Rolling Stones begin their sixth tour of Britain with a gig at Finsbury Park, supported by the Spencer Davis Group,
1966 – Jimi Hendrix arrives in London in the company of his new manager, Chas Chandler.
1968 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Hey Jude,” The Beatles.
1971 – John Lennon appears as a guest on The Dick Cavett Show.
1977 – Styx release their single “Come Sail Away.”
1989 – The group Chopped Liver make their debut on the L’Chaim to Life Telethon ’89 in Israel, featuring Bob Dylan on flute and recorder, actor Harry Dean Stanton, and Dylan’s son-in-law Peter Himmelman on guitar. Must have been quite a racket.
1990 – Led by a post-sobriety Dave Mustaine, Megadeth release Rust in Piece.
1993 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5 million settlement in his lawsuit against the group and managers. Adler was thrown out of the band because he couldn’t kick his heroin habit.
1994 – Eric Clapton is tonight’s special musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
1998 – Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, 33, is sentenced to 150 days in jail for beating two women he dated and for violating his probation from an earlier domestic violence conviction.
2003 – Dave Matthews Band plays to over 100,000 people at charity show in New York’s Central Park. Warren Haynes joins them onstage for a version of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”
2010 – Court records show rocker Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce from writer-director Cameron Crowe after more than 20 years of marriage.