This Day in History: 2022-09-14

SEPTEMBER 14th
“No Code” is #1 on the Billboard 200.  Pearl Jam’s fourth studio album has a two-week run at the top.  1996
Jet release their debut album, Get Born, which would go on to sell over three-million copies. 2003
Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” has first week sales of 270.000 copies to land at #1 on the Billboard 200.  2019
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Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Steve Gaines is born. 1949
Guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith (MC5) enters the world.  1949
Paul Kossoff, guitarist for Free, begins his life.  1950
Craig Montoya, Everclear’s bassist, is born in Spokane. 1970
John Lennon authors a letter to the New York Times disputing journalist Craig McGregor’s claim that The Beatles copped material from Black artists without acknowledgment or thanks. “We didn’t sing our own songs in the early days – they weren’t good enough – the one thing we always did was to make it known that there were Black originals, we loved the music and wanted to spread it in any way we could… many kids were turned on to Black music by us,” writes Lennon. 1971
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy. Eric Clapton’s cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” is #1 in the U.S. 1974
Jeff Beck’s jazz-fusion album “Wired” goes gold. 1976
The Dead play amongst the dead for the living. The Grateful Dead play the first of three shows in the shadow of the Great Pyramid in Giza. Proceeds go to the Egyptian Department of Antiquities and the Faith & Hope Society for the Handicapped. 1978
“Quadrophenia,” the film based on The Who’s ’73 Rock opera, premieres in Toronto, Canada, Sting plays “Ace Face.” 1979
Billy Joel issues “Songs In The Attic.” It’s the first digitally recorded live album and makes it to #8 on the Billboard 200. 1981
The Cars win Video of the Year for “You Might Think” at the first ever MTV Video Music Awards.  1984
Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for The Beatles’ “Getting Better” are auctioned off by Sotheby’s in London. The winning bid is $249,000. 1995
Bob Dylan is accused of lifting passages from the work of a 19th-century U.S. poet named Henry Timrod and using them as lyrics for his “Modern Times” album. “No doubt about it, there has been some borrowing going on,” claims Walter Brian Cisco, a Timrod expert. 2006
Phish perform a special concert at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT, to benefit flood recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Vermont was especially hard hit by the storm resulting in the worst flooding in state history. 2011
The Universal Studios Hollywood opens “Halloween Horror Nights,” a maze with a soundtrack provided by Slash (Guns N’ Roses).  “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests,” states Slash.  2018
Faith No More announce the cancellation of a planned fall tour due to vocalist Mike Patton’s mental health issues. “I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent,” states Patton.  The band expresses disappointment but support for Patton. 2021
Soilwork guitarist David Andersson dies at age 47. Andersson joined Soilwork in ’12. 2022