2022-09-26

SEPTEMBER 26th
The Beatles issue one of their best albums, “Abbey Road,” in the U.K. It’s known for George Harrison’s “Something” and “Here Comes The Sun.” There’s also John Lennon’s “Come Together” and the famous B-side medley. 1969
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens. No shit Janet! 1975
The Go-Go’s “Beauty And The Beat” enters the Album Chart. It sells over two million copies. 1981
Known for the hit songs “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got The Beat,” the album doesn’t top the Billboard 200 until March of ’82.
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Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) enters the world. The singer-songwriter hails from Washington, Sunderland, England. 1945
Guitarist Craig Chaquico (Jefferson Starship) is born. 1954
Moving from Rock n’ Roll to Hard Rock, the Kinks unleash “You Really Got Me.” 1964
Roy Orbison has his last #1 of the ’60s with the pulsating “Oh, Pretty Woman.” Van Halen covers the song in the ’70s. They have a hit but not a chart topper. 1964
Free’s “Fire And Water” with their signature song “All Right Now” enters the Album Chart. 1970
John Lennon issues “Walls And Bridges.” His last album of original material until “Double Fantasy” six years later goes to #1. 1974
A cover of the Bobby Fuller Four’s “I Fought The Law” is The Clash’s first U.S. single. 1979
The Grateful Dead’s “Touch Of Grey” peaks at #9 becoming the group’s biggest hit. 1987
It’s been nearly a decade but Paul McCartney is back on the road. The world tour, with over 100 shows, starts in Drammen, Norway. McCartney plays a career spanning set. 1989
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler reveals that he’s been suffering from the viral blood infection hepatitis C. “I underwent 11 months of (interferon treatment), and it about killed me,” says Tyler in an interview. Later that day, bassist Tom Hamilton unexpectedly joins his bandmates onstage in Mansfield, MA, marking the first time he’s performed with the group live since undergoing throat-cancer treatments earlier in the year. 2006
Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler declares a mistrial in the Phil Spector murder case. The legendary producer (Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon, George Harrison) is accused of shooting an actress at his L.A. home. The deadlocked jury can’t reach a unanimous verdict. 2007
Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (partners on the “Raising Sand” album) perform in Oklahoma City for the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund which aids Hurricane Ike victims. 2008
The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival with Pearl Jam and Coldplay takes place in New York City’s Central Park. The benefit concert is designed to raise awareness of the United Nations’ measures to fight inequality, protect the earth and end extreme poverty by 2030. 2015
Led Zeppelin’s “The Complete BBC Sessions,” live recordings from select appearances between ‘69 and ’71, enters the U.K.’s Official Album Charts at #3. It’s their highest chart spot since ‘79’s “In Through The Out Door” went to #1. 2016