On this Day September 22, 1958

After receiving special permission from the US Army, gave one last press conference at the Military Ocean Terminal in Brooklyn. He then joined the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to Bremerhaven, Germany. Source link

On this Day September 22, 1969

The Band released their self-titled album, which peaked at No.9 on the US chart, and included the tracks; ‘Rag Mama Rag’, ‘Up on Cripple Creek’ and ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’. In 2009, the album was preserved into the National Recording Registry because the album was culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and reflects…

On this Day September 22, 1990

played their biggest gig to date when they appeared at the Motor Sports International Garage in Seattle. Drummer Dave Grohl who would audition for the band in a few days time was in the audience of 15,000 people. Source link

On this Day September 22, 2001

A Tribute to Heroes was aired commercial-free on most of the major US TV networks. The live program was organised to raise money following the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New Yorks World Trade Center. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Limp Bizkit, and Pearl Jam all performed. Manning the telephones to take pledges…

On this Day September 22, 2004

Cat Stevens, who now went by the name of Yusuf Islam, was escorted from a diverted transatlantic flight and refused entry into America by FBI agents. His name showed up on a US watch list after United Airlines Flight 919 had taken off from London. The flight landed in Maine where Islam, who was traveling…

On this Day September 22, 2005

was made an honorary citizen of Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro for his work helping its street children. The guitarist had opened Casa Jimmy (Jimmy’s House) in 1998 which had so far supported more than 300 children. Source link

On this Day September 22, 2011

Research conducted by car maker SEAT found that Queens was the song most likely to be found on British iPods, with more than 40% of owners having the hit on their players. had four songs in the list, a feat also matched by Other favourites included The Killers and Rihanna. Source link

On this Day September 21, 1968

Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Harper Valley PTA’. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 68. Source link

On this Day September 21, 1971

The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing ‘Wild Thing’, Bob Dylan playing ‘Maggies Farm’, plus America and Lesley Duncan ‘live’ in the studio. The influential show went on to…

On this Day September 21, 1980

During a North American tour, collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Source link