Why September 21st Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
September 21, 2020
It’s September 21st and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1999, David Bowie released his album, hours…, for download in its entirety on his website, becoming the first rock artist to do so.
In 1985, Dire Straits began a three-week run on top of the singles chart with “Money for Nothing.”
In 1961, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Bob Dylan recorded his debut album in one day. The studio bill was $400.
In 1999, Nine Inch Nails scored their first number one album when The Fragile debuted at the top of the Billboard 200.
In 1993, Radiohead released their debut single, “Creep.” It didn’t chart.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)