September is a wonderful month full of sunshine and breezes here at TuneUp HQ in San Francisco – a much needed break from our cloudy summer! School may be back in session, but can you really be mad when the weather is this darn good? With great weather comes great experiences – past or present – and September is a month full of music history moments, too!
September 3, 1992 – David Bowie appears on the cover of Architectural Digest. He was the first human on the cover in 4 years.
September 6, 1989 – The Pittsburgh Steelers are banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones are rehearsing for a concert.
September 7, 1975 – Steve Anderson sets the record for picking guitar. At age 22, he picked for 114 hours and 7 minutes, breaking the old record by more than 4 hours.
September 9, 1998 – An episode of “Judge Judy” airs in which Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten appears as the defendant in a case involving a drummer suing Rotten for allegedly head-butting him during a contract dispute.
September 11, 1977 – David Bowie and Bing Crosby record a duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” which appears on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” LP.
September 15, 1962 – The Beatles are called “a nothing group” after an interview with Peter Jones of the London Daily Mirror.
September 17, 1998 – An American Airlines flight makes an emergency stop in Denver because a passenger became violent after meeting Hootie & The Blowfish on the plane.
September 20, 1973 – The Roxy Theater opens in Los Angeles, featuring performances from Elton John, Carole King and Jackson Browne.
September 24, 1988 – James Brown is arrested in Georgia after a frantic two-state car chase.
September 25, 1990 – Dave Grohl joins Nirvana and makes drumming history.
September 27, 1942 – Glenn Miller and his Orchestra perform together for the last time. Miller volunteered for the U.S. Army and disappeared two years later over the English Channel.
September 30, 1993 – David Crosby and George Harrison appear on the fifth season premiere of “The Simpsons.”