September 20 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Chuck Panozzo!

Musicians Born On September 20

1949 Chuck and John Panozzo (Styx)
1959 Alannah Currie (Thompson Twins)
1966 Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
1967 Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (Nelson)
1968 Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden)

Deaths On September 20

1973 Jim Croce (Bad Bad Leroy Brown)

Number 1 In The Charts On September 20

1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival: ‘Bad Moon Rising’ UK 45
1969 Blind Faith: ‘Blind Faith’ UK LP
1969 Archies: ‘Sugar Sugar’ US 45
1975 David Bowie: ‘Fame’ Us 45
1975 Janis Ian: ‘Between the Lines’ US LP
1980 Kate Bush: ‘Never Forever’ UK LP
1986 Huey Lewis: ‘Stuck with You’ US 45

Various Music Events On September 20

1970 Jim Morrison found not guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior for the pants-dropping scene during a Miami concert. He is found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity in a decision made by a Miami judge

1972 Paul McCartney busted for growing pot on his farm in Scotland, the first of his three famous drug busts

1973 The Roxy Club opens in Hollywood with show by Neil Young and Crazy Horse

1974 Golden Earring win gold disc for ‘Moontan’ LP which features ‘Radar Love’

1975 Bruce Springsteen hits US chart for first time with ‘Born to Run’

1976 Punk Festival held at 100 Club, with Sex Pistols, Clash and Damned

1982 Joan Jett awarded platinum disco for ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ (first recorded by Arrows in 1974)

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