This Day in History: 2022-09-20

SEPTEMBER 20th
The Game” begins a five-week run at the top of the Billboard 200.  The Queen album contains “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Crazy Little Ting Called Love.”  1980
Ozzy Osbourne releases his debut solo album “Blizzard Of Ozz.”  1980
The set is known for “Crazy Train” and, because of the associated controversary, “Suicide Solution.” Randy Rhoads is on guitar.
Pearl Jam issue “Backspacer.” “(‘Backspacer’) feels good – really strong and uptempo, stuff we can sink our teeth into,” says vocalist Eddie Vedder. “It was all based on this brand-new idea to us of ‘let’s write the songs before we record them’.” 2009
The band’s ninth album tops the Billboard 200.
“Have A Nice Day” is the ninth studio effort by Bon Jovi. The album debuts at #1 in 15 countries but only makes it to #2 during its first week on the U.S. survey. 2005

 

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Buddy Holly releases “Peggy Sue.” It’s got the widely imitated hic-cup vocals. 1957
Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt enters the world. 1966
Ben Shepherd (Hunter Benedict Shepherd) is born. He achieves fame and fortune (hopefully) as Soundgarden’s bassist. 1968
 Blind Faith’s eponymous debut album tops the Billboard Album Chart for two-weeks.  The “supergroup” consists of Eric Clapton (guitar), Steve Winwood (keyboards/guitar), Ginger Baker (drums) and Ric Grech (bass).  1969
The Doors Jim Morrison is found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity. The charges stemmed from a ’69 Miami concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium. The conviction is appealed but Morrison goes to the great beyond before there’s a re-trial. 1970
Peter Frampton quits Humble Pie for a mega, if short-lived, solo career. 1971
“Fame” is David Bowie’s first U.S. #1. Backing vocals were provided by John Lennon. That might have helped. 1975
The Who’s “Who Are You” gets the gold record certification. 1978
Lifehouse drummer Rick Woolstenhulme has a birthday. 1979
A benefit concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall raises money for Multiple Sclerosis research. The Faces bass player Ronnie Laine is an MS casualt. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood perform. 1983
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Southern Accents” album goes platinum. 1985
“Stuck With You” (Huey Lewis & The News) reaches #1 for a three week stay. 1986
Disturbed unleash their third studio album, “Ten Thousand Fists.” “It seems to fuse the brutality and darkness of “The Sickness” with the melodic nature and complexity of “Believe,” says vocalist David Draiman. 2005
Billy Joel gets a star on Hollywood`s Walk of Fame in front of the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.  The musical “Movin’ Out,” based on Joel songs, is being performed at the theater. 2005
Jon Bon Jovi makes a special appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The segment contains footage of Bon Jovi going to Houma, LA., to see firsthand how a $1 million donation he and his band contributed to Oprah’s Angel Network in ’05 was put to use to aid the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts.  2006
Ex-Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters and Jon Bon Jovi perform at a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation in New York. Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, are honored for their support of the organization that provides instruments and music-education services to children. 2007
Metallica has the #1 song on Billboard’s Hot Rock chart with “The Day That Never Comes.”  2008
The Rolling Stones play their first concert since the passing of drummer Charlie Watts the previous month at age 80. Mick Jagger pays tribute to Watts. The show is at a private party hosted by New England Patriots (NFL) owner Robert Kraft at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.  2021
Billboard reports that the recently completed “Stadium Tour” headlined by Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard earned $173.5 million – on sales of 1.3 million tickets. The tour also featured support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  2022
Ghost score its first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Mary On A Cross.”  The song debuts at #90 on the chart with 6-million U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads.  2022