This Day in Music History: September 19th

2003: Cream bassist Jack Bruce underwent a liver transplant after being diagnosed with liver cancer earlier in the summer. He went on to make a full recovery.

1994: The Stone Temple Pilots began a then-record fifteen weeks run on top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart with “Interstate Love Song”.

1985: Frank Zappa, John Denver and Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee against the Parents Music Resource Center’s plans on wanting warning labels on albums.

1981: The Rolling Stones went to number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the ninth and last time with Tattoo You which began a nine week run on top of the chart.

1981: Simon and Garfunkel reunited for their first concert in eleven years at New York’s Central Park which was attended by over 750,000 people.

1974: Max Weinberg made his live debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band at The Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA outside of Philadelphia.

1973: Gram Parsons died of a lethal combination of morphine and alcohol in Joshua Tree, CA. He was 26 years old.

1970: The Rolling Stones’ final album for Decca Records, the live album Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! debuted at number one on the U.K. Album Chart.

1958: Elvis Presley left Fort Hood, TX via train en route to Brooklyn, NY. After arriving in Brooklyn, he shipped off to Germany where he was stationed in the Army.

Birthdays:
Lita Ford born in 1958

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