This Day in History: 2022-09-30

SEPTEMBER 30th
“Crosby, Stills & Nash” goes gold 0n its way to selling over 4-million copies.  1969
The album is known for the tracks “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Wooden Ships,” “Long Time Gone” and Marrakesh Express.”
“One Hot Minute” enters the U.S. album chart at #4.  1995
It’s the Red Hot Chili Peppers first album in four years.
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The main man, Marc Bolan of T-Rex, enters the world. 1948
Bob Dylan plays harmonica on friend Caroline Hester’s debut album. Producer John Hammond is so impressed he signs Dylan to a contract with Columbia Records. 1961
Robby Takac starts his life in Buffalo. The Goo Goo Dolls bassist is known for playing concerts barefoot. 1964
Phish guitarist, composer and vocalist, Trey Anastasio (born Ernest Joseph Anastasio III), has a birthday. He’s from Fort Worth, TX. 1964
Radio 1, which plays Rock n’ Roll, begins broadcasting in England. 1967
Van Morrison’s “Brown-Eyed Girl” peaks at #10 on the pop chart. 1967
John Lennon records his blistering “Cold Turkey.” Offered to the Beatles, who pass on it, the song is credited to the Plastic Ono Band – which consists of Lennon, Eric Clapton (guitar), fellow Beatle Ringo Starr (drums) and Manfred Mann’s Klaus Voorman (bass). Yoko Ono is in there as well.  1969
Lamb Of God’s bassist, John Campbell, has a birthday.  1972
Foghat plays a benefit concert in New York for the preservation of rare Blues recordings. Since Foghat built their reputation recycling Blues riffs it’s an appropriate payback. 1977
John Lennon gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1988
George Harrison (The Beatles) and David Crosby (Crosby. Stills & Nash) lend their voices to The Simpsons. Homer recounts his brief pop success as a member of the B-Sharps. Following a bitter break-up, the B-Sharps reunite on the rooftop of Moe’s Tavern to sing their one hit “Baby On Board.” George drives by in a limo and intones “it’s been done.” 1993
Not so funny, the B-52’s Kate Pierson is busted outside the offices of Vogue in New York for protesting the magazine’s publication of animal fur clothing ads. 1993
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx sues Thrasher skateboarding magazine and Vans shoe company for using his image in an ad without his permission. Sixx is eventually awarded $600,000.  2003
Monster Magnet bassist Jim Baglino does jail time following a chaotic NY performance. “We had a really crazy show and there was no barricade and I swung my bass and hit a guy in the head,” explains Baglino. 2004
It’ll be coach for you Ms. Love! Courtney Love (Hole) is sued by a Los Angeles travel agency for almost $50,000 worth of unpaid airline tickets and services. This kind of thing could get a person banned from first class. 2004
The Red Hot Chili Peppers and former Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell perform at a Beverly Hills luau-themed benefit for the Autism Coalition and Surfers Healing, a nonprofit organization that offers surfing lessons for autistic children. 2004
Eddie Van Halen performs several Van Halen hits at a party for “Sacred Sin,” an adult movie with his compositions on the soundtrack. Musicians and many X-rated actors attend the gathering at Van Halen’s Hollywood Hills mansion. 2006
Anberlin present “New Surrender,” their major label (Universal Republic) debut. The set enters the Billboard 200 album chart at #13. 2008
The stage production of “The Toxic Avenger,” with music and lyrics by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan opens in New Brunswick, NJ. The play is based on the ’86 horror comedy of the same name. 2008
Kid Rock’s request to have his performances for overseas U.S. troops count toward the 80-hours of mandated community service, resulting from his ‘07 Waffle House brawl, is denied in court. “I really take it as a slap in the face, and really have trouble thinking of a better way to ‘serve the community’,” says Rock. However, the judge states that Rock normally gives concerts so that activity doesn’t meet the community service obligation.  2008
Black Label Society cancel shows after frontman Zakk Wylde suffers blood clots in his legs. 2010
Chvrches Lauren Mayberry authors an article in The Guardian in response to hateful comments made about her online. “What I do not accept, however, is that it is all right for people to make comments ranging from ‘a bit sexist but generally harmless’ to openly sexually aggressive,” writes Mayberry. 2013
A Czech court throws out Randy Blyth”s legal bid to be paid $640,000 for financial damages resulting from his Czech Republic manslaughter trial. The Lamb Of God vocalist was charged with causing the death of a fan in ’10 and was acquitted in ’13. 2015
Sir Paul McCartney and Beck perform for a sell-out, star-studded audience at the PETA US 35th anniversary gala in Hollywood. 2015
Yellowcard’s self-titled 10th album is their last before disbanding.  2016
Evanescence’s Amy Lee presents her first children’s album, “Dream Too Much.” She was inspired by her father to make the album for her 2-year-old-son.  2016
Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil makes an appearance in priestly garb while flanked by three naughty nuns at the opening of the haunt attraction ‘Fright Dome’ in Las Vegas. 2016
Marilyn Manson is injured when a giant pistol stage prop he climbs falls on him during a New York City concert.  Manson is rushed to the hospital and the remainder of the show is cancelled “due to injury.”  2017
Long COVID sidelines Dave Navarro. Jane’s Addiction guitarist announces he will not be on the band’s “Spirits On Fire” tour with Smashing Pumpkins due to his lingering COVID-19 symptoms.  He is temporarily replaced by Queen Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.  2022