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
John Lennon issues “Walls And Bridges.” Known for the songs “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” and “#9 Dream,” it’s Lennon’s last album of original material until “Double Fantasy,” six years later.  1974
The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in the U.S. No shit Janet! 1975
The film, a horror musical comedy drawing from science fiction and 1930’s B-movies stars Tim Curry (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Susan Sarandon (Janet) and Barry Bostwick (Brad),
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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
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
John Lennon issues “Walls And Bridges.” Known for the songs “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” and “#9 Dream” it’s Lennon’s last album of original material until “Double Fantasy” six years later.  1974
A&M Records sue George Harrison because he’s late with his “33 1/3” album. Harrison is suffering from hepatitis at the time. 1976
The Grateful Dead’s “Touch Of Grey” peaks at #9 becoming the group’s biggest hit. 1987
After nearly a decade absence 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