3 September

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2022 At Wembley Stadium, a brigade of stars including Paul McCartney, Kesha, and Nile Rodgers join Foo Fighters in a tribute concert for their drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who died six months earlier.

2017 Steely Dan co-founder and guitarist Walter Becker dies of esophageal cancer at 67.

2013 Trisha Yearwood appears on TLC's genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? The country singer discovers an English ancestor was a criminal before he immigrated to America.

2007 Rockabilly singer Janis Martin dies of cancer in Durham, North Carolina, at age 67. Known for her version of the pop/country song "Love Me to Pieces."

2007 Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance marries Mindless Self Indulgence bassist Lyn-Z backstage at Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution festival.

2004 Songwriter Roquel "Billy" Davis (also known as Tyran Carlo) dies in Detroit, Michigan, at age 72. Co-wrote many R&B/soul hits, including Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops."

2001 When thousands more fans than expected show up for a free System Of A Down concert in a Los Angeles parking lot, authorities won't let the band take the stage and a riot ensues; their equipment is trashed and six are arrested. The show was to celebrate the release of their album Toxicity the following day.

1994 R&B singer Major Lance dies of heart disease in Decatur, Georgia, at age 55. Known for the 1963 hit "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um," written by Curtis Mayfield.

1991 Ike Turner is released from prison after serving 14 months for cocaine possession.

1991 Rush release their 14th studio album, Roll the Bones.

1982 Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" is released in the UK. The critics are not kind; Smash Hits calls it "fourth division reggae."

1973 Pop singer Jennifer Paige is born Jennifer Paige Scoggins in Marietta, Georgia.

1970 Canned Heat frontman Alan Wilson commits suicide at age 27 via barbiturate overdose. A litany of other rock artists soon die at the same age, including Jimi Hendrix two weeks later.

1970 The Dave Clark Five call it quits after ten years.

1969 The 30th Elvis Presley movie, the '20s period piece The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It), is released.

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Steve Wozniak's US Festival Features Fleetwood Mac And Lots Of Tech


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak throws the US Festival "for a few thousand friends" in hopes of uniting people through music and technology. A crowd of at least 200,000 shows up in the blistering heat of San Bernardino, California, for three days of music, tech-geekery, and dust... a whole lot of dust. Fleetwood Mac, performing for the first time in two years, headlines a bill that also includes The Police and the Grateful Dead.

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