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This Day in Music History: September 23rd
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2010: Heart guitarist & singer Nancy Wilson filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years, film director Cameron Crowe. Wilson cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce & listed June 15th, 2008 as the separation date.

2006: Neil Young received the Artist of the Year award at the fifth annual Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville. Young was honored for his album Living With War which criticized the policies of George W. Bush’s presidential administration.

1997: The Rolling Stones kicked off their tour in support of Bridges to Babylon at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1991: Guns N’ Roses announced that guitarist Izzy Stadlin was leaving the band. Gilby Clarke would shortly replace him.

1989: Skid Row peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled debut album which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S. On the same day they peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “18 and Life” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.

1980: David Bowie opened a three month run on Broadway taking over the title role in The Elephant Man.

1980: Bob Marley performed his final concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. Marley collapsed onstage during the concert. Two days before this, Marley collapsed while jogging in New York City’s Central Park and was told to immediately cancel his tour.

1970: After a Rolling Stones concert at the Paris Olympia, Mick Jagger met his future wife Bianca Perez-More Macias for the first time. They would get married the following year and divorce in 1979.

1969: In Illinois’ The Northern Star newspaper, a story ran claiming that Paul McCartney died on November 9, 1966 in a car crash and had been replaced by a British look-alike named William Campbell. McCartney later came out of seclusion to deny it.

Neal Smith-drummer for Alice Cooper born in 1947
Bruce Springsteen born in 1949

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