Monday 7th September
1936 – Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) is born in Lubbock, Texas.
1951 – Chrissie Hynde, the lead Pretender, is born in Akron, Ohio.
1954 – Benmont Tench, keyboardist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, is born in Gainesville, Fla.
1963 – The Beatles go to No. 1 in England with “She Loves You.”
1963 – The Rolling Stones’ first single, “Come On,” limps to No. 21.
1965 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Positively 4th Street.”
1968 – Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin at Teen Club Box 45 in Gladsaxe in Denmark.
1968 – The Doors’ third album, Waiting for the Sun, tops the albums chart on the back of the No. 1 single “Hello, I Love You.”
1973 – Elton John performs at the Hollywood Bowl, where he’s introduced by porn star Linda Lovelace.
1975 – The Guess Who say good-bye – at least for this decade – with a final show in Montreal.
1978 – Keith Moon’s hell-raising days come to an end in London where he dies.
1987 – A Roger Waters-less Pink Floyd kick off their Momentary Lapse of Reason tour in Ottawa.
1992 – Roger Waters releases his solo album Amused to Death
2000 – Eminem, ‘N Sync, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers take home three awards apiece at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Police take Rage Against the Machine’s bassist, Tim Commerford, away after he scales the stage;
2003 – Singer/songwriter Warren Zevon dies in Los Angeles.
2007 – A new study revealed that rock stars were twice as likely to die early as the rest of us. Researchers said that the problem was so bad the industry should be labeled a “high risk” profession.