Classic Rock Almanac September 5, 2016

ANNIVERSARIES

2006-Aerosmith and Motley Crue kick off the Route of All Evil tour in Columbus, Ohio.

2001-Don Henley, Courtney Love, LeAnn Rimes and other musicians appear at the California State Senate in Sacramento, as lawmakers examine California statutes governing record deals.

2000-Def Leppard is inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk on Sunset Boulevard. Queen guitarist Brian May gives the induction speech.

1998-Aerosmith begins a four-week run at number-one on the Billboard singles chart with “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”

1996-Capitol Records releases the 10-hour Beatles Anthology videotape set.

1992-John Mellencamp and model Elaine Irwin are married at a cabin near his hometown of Seymour, Indiana. They had met during the filming of his “Get a Leg Up” video and she had appeared on the cover of his Whenever We Wanted album.

1990-BB King receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1981-On a night off from his own tour, Bruce Springsteen joins The Pretenders onstage in Pasadena, California for a version of Jackie Wilson‘s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”

1975-Paul McCartney & Wings get a gold record for “Listen to What the Man Says.”

1967-The Beatles start recording “I Am the Walrus” at Abbey Road. They do 16 takes of the basic tracks; overdubs will be added at sessions the next day and on the 27th.

1964-The Animals‘ “House of the Rising Sun” starts a three-week run atop the Billboard singles chart.

BIRTHDAYS

Dweezil Zappa – 47 years old
Frank Zappa‘s oldest son is a singer, guitarist (Z) and actor. He had a professional and personal relationship with Lisa Loeb before he married another woman in 2005. Born in 1969.

Freddie Mercury (Farookh Bulsara) – Died in 1991
Queen‘s lead singer and songwriter died of AIDS November, 24th, 1991. Born in 1946.


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