Classic Rock Almanac September 8, 2017

ANNIVERSARIES

1990-Jon Bon Jovi scores a number-one with “Blaze of Glory,” his first solo hit. Jeff Beck plays guitar on the song from the soundtrack of Young Guns 2.

1988-Elton John¬†sells off some of his costumes and memorabilia at Sotheby’s in London. The auction raises more than $6-million for his AIDS charity.

1976-Heart‘s debut, Dreamboat Annie, gets a gold album.

1973-The Allman Brothers Band‘s Brothers and Sisters starts a five-week run at the top of Billboard‘s album chart. It’s their only number-one album to date.

1968-The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude” and “Revolution” performances, taped four days earlier in front of a live studio audience, are premiered on David Frost‘s U-K program, Frost On Sunday.

BIRTHDAYS

Ray Wilson – 49 years old
He followed Phil Collins as the lead singer of Genesis and made one album with the group in 1997. He has recorded more extensively as a solo singer-guitarist. Born 1968.

Pig Pen (Ron McKernan) – Died in 1973
The Grateful Dead organist died of liver failure connected to his alcoholism March 8th, 1973 at 27. Born 1945.




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