Why September 24th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
September 24, 2021
It’s September 24th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1991, Nirvana released their breakthrough album, Nevermind. While the effort debuted on the chart at number 144, it would go on to be the number one album in the country in January of 1992.
In 1977, Styx released their single “Come Sail Away.” It became their second top-ten hit and peaked at number eight.
In 1993, former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler reached a 2.5-million dollar settlement in his lawsuit against the group and their managers. The rocker had signed an agreement giving up his partnership interest in the band after he was kicked out for being addicted to heroin, but Adler claimed he was high when he signed it.
In 1983, Billy Joel had the number one song with “Tell Her About It.”
In 1990, AC/DC released their 11th album, The Razors Edge, which features hits like “Thunderstruck” and “Are You Ready.”
In 2010, Heart’s Nancy Wilson filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years, writer-director Cameron Crowe, due to irreconcilable differences.
And in 1991, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their classic album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, which included hits like “Under the Bridge” and “Give It Away.”
And that’s what happened today in rock history.