Tuesday September 29th
1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis is born in Ferriday, La.
1948 – Grand Funk Railroad’s Mark Farner is born in Flint, Mich.
1963 – The Rolling Stones open their first British tour supporting the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley at the New Victoria Theatre in London.
1966 – At London’s Birdland club, Eric Burdon’s New Animals are holding auditions for a new guitarist. The band members are unimpressed by Noel Redding’s guitar skills, but invite him to play bass. He jams with Chas Chandler’s new find Jimi Hendrix and the two head off to a pub.
1967 – Drummer Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead
1977 – After the death of his friend Marc Bolan of T.Rex, David Bowie sets up a trust fund for the glam rocker’s son Rolan.
1989 – With a full-scale Eagles reunion still five years away, Glenn Frey joins Don Henley onstage for the first time since 1980 at a concert in LA
1996 – Alanis Morissette finishes her first U.S. tour in Houston, Texas.
2000 – In Las Vegas, Kid Rock joins Phish onstage to perform the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” and AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne announces he is writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Rasputin, the mad monk of Russia.
2004 – Keith Moon’s five-piece drum kit, custom-made for The Who drummer in 1968, sold for £120,000 pounds ($215,772) in London to an American collector, setting a world auction record for a set of drums.
2006 – Weezer sue the Miller Brewing Company. They allege that the drinks company used their band’s (geeky) image in Rolling Stone print ads without permission.