This Day in Music History: September 24th
1998: Steven Tyler threw out the first pitch at the Montreal Expos-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
1998: Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was sentenced to 150 days in jail for two counts of battery & probation violation from a conviction the previous year.
1994: Eric Clapton was the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live where he performed “I’m Tore Down” and “Five Long Years”.
1993: Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler collected $2.5 million from his former band after suing them for wrongful dismissal. He claimed that he was thrown out due to his heroin habit after they encouraged him to start using it.
1991: Nirvana released Nevermind a record many say was responsible for bringing alternative rock to a large mainstream audience. It would enter the Billboard 200 Album Chart at 144, peaking at number one in January 1992.
1989: The group Chopped Liver performed on the L’Chai-To Life telethon in Los Angeles, which featured Bob Dylan on the recorder alongside actor Harry Dean Stanton.
1979: The Eagles released their sixth studio album The Long Run which would go to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell seven million copies in the U.S.
1977: Styx released “Come Sail Away” which went on to peak at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart making it their second top ten single in the U.S.
1966: Jimi Hendrix arrived in London along with his manager Chas Chandler, formerly of The Animals. On the flight from New York City, Hendrix changed the spelling of his name from Jimmy to Jimi.
Linda McCartney born in 1941
Jerry Donahue-guitarist for Fairport Convention born in 1946
Driven by Toyota Dealers Association of Connecticut