April 22, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-09-08

SEPTEMBER 8th

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“Brothers And Sisters” tops the U.S. chart. The Allman Brothers Band’s album is dedicated to bassist Berry Oakley who was killed in a motorcycle accident the previous year. The album has a five-week run atop the Billboard 200 and features the classic “Ramblin’ Man.”   1973

Soundgarden win the Best Metal/Hard Rock trophy for “Black Hole Sun” at the MTV Music Video Awards in NY. 1994

“Will Of The People” is the third album from Muse to reach #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums chart. The set is also #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums surveys. 2022

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Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan is born. 1945

Benjamin Orr, bassist for The Cars, and vocalist on their biggest chart hit, “Drive,” is born in Lakewood, OH, with the name Benjamin Orzechowski. 1947

Aimee Mann, ‘Til Tuesday’s frontwoman, begins her life.  1960

Troy Jayson Sanders, bassist/singer for Mastodon, has a birthday.  1973

Trying desperately to Rock The Vote, the White House, actually the President Ford’s son Steven, invites Peter Frampton over for a photo opportunity. Frampton gets lunch out of the deal but both he and Ford are unemployed by the end of the year. 1976

Bon Jovi’s “Blaze Of Glory,” from the “Young Guns II” soundtrack, is the #1 song in the U.S. 1990

“Cryin'” earns Aerosmith the Best Group Video award that the 11th MTV Video Music Awards. Counting Crowes nail the Best New Artist Video with “Mr. Jones.” 1994

“Numb,” the third single from Linkin Park’s second studio album, “Meteora,” drops. The track tops the Billboard Alternative Songs chart for 12-weeks. 2003

Bon Jovi’s first tour in China is abruptly canceled “due to unforeseen reasons.” Speculation is the group’s support of the Dalai Lama led to the action.  2015

Metallica donates $10,000 to the North Dakota Great Plains Food Bank during their tour stop in Grand Forks, ND.  The Food Bank says that is enough to supply 30,000 meals to help those in need. 2018

Ozzy Osbourne is the halftime entertainment at SoFi stadium in L.A. as the Rams play the Buffalo Bills in the NFL season opener. There to promote his album “Patient Number 9″ Ozzy opens with the title track before delivering “Crazy Train.”  Buffalo wins.  2022