Classic Rock Almanac September 24, 2016


2002-Guns n’ Roses announce their first North American tour in nine years, beginning November 7th in Vancouver, Canada. (The tour will start as announced, but implode after just a few dates.)

2002-Peter Gabriel releases Up, his first album in a decade, and holds a press conference in New York to announce dates for his Growing Up tour.

1993-Drummer Steven Adler reaches a $2.5-million settlement with Guns n’ Roses, who booted him out when he couldn’t kick his heroin habit.

1993-Metallica‘s “Black Album” is certified seven-times platinum.

1983-Billy Joel hits number-one on the singles chart with “Tell Her About It.”

1977-Fleetwood Mac‘s “Don’t Stop,” the future theme of Bill Clinton‘s first presidential campaign, peaks at number-three on the singles chart.

1977-Styx‘s “Come Sail Away” is released.

1973-Ringo Starr releases “Photograph” in the U-S-nearly a month before it goes on sale in England.

1971-The Beach Boys perform a pair of shows at Carnegie Hall in New York. “Good Vibrations” kicks off each 19-song set. “Heroes and Villains” closes it, with “Do It Again” leading off the encore, followed by “Little Deuce Coupe,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “Johnny B. Goode.”

1966-The Beatles‘ “Eleanor Rigby” peaks at number-11 on the singles chart.

1965-Bob Dylan performs at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas, backed for the first time by Levon Helm and the Hawks, the ensemble that later becomes known as The Band.

1965-The Rolling Stones release “Get Off of My Cloud” in the U-S. The British single comes out four weeks later.


Sean McNabb – 51 years old
Dokken/ex-Great White/ex-Quiet Riot/ex-House of Lords bassist. Born in 1965.

Linda McCartney (Eastman) – Died in 1998
The New York native was a photographer when she met and married Paul McCartney. Before their nearly 30-year marriage ended with her April 17th, 1998 death from breast cancer, she was a frequent musical collaborator of her husband’s and built a successful vegetarian food business on her own. Born in 1941.


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