Why September 22nd Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
September 20, 2019
It’s September 22nd and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1985, Champaign, Illinois hosted the first Farm Aid. Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, inaugurated the charity concert, which raised ten-million dollars for beleaguered farmers and became an annual event.
In 1992, Bruce Springsteen filmed an episode of MTV Unplugged, though he decided to go electric for the show.
In 1984, John Waite had the number one song in America with “Missing You.”
In 1969, The Band released their second studio album. The group’s self-titled effort would go on to peak at number nine on the chart.
And in 2002, The Osbournes won at the Emmy Awards, getting the trophy for Best Reality TV Show for The Osbournes.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)