Classic Rock Almanac September 30, 2022

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ANNIVERSARIES

1971-Yes kicks off their first tour with new keyboardist Rick Wakeman in Leicester, England.

1974-Police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult concert after a fight broke out between two sound engineers. The Skynyrd roadie claimed that the sound had been deliberately turned off during the bands set.

1987-John Lennon receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where fans still gather on the anniversary of his death.

1993-George Harrison and David Crosby are the featured voices on The Simpsons.

2007-Foo Fighters went to No.1 on the UK album chart with Echoes Silence Patience & Grace the bands sixth studio album and second UK No.1. The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning Best Rock Album, and was also awarded the Brit Award of Best International Album.

2015-Carlos Santana became the latest victim of an Internet death hoax which said that he had passed away at the age of 68. In fact, one of his representatives confirmed that the Rock icon was alive and well.

2016-A schoolboy from Philadelphia who skipped class to meet his musical hero handed his teacher an absence note with a difference. The typewritten note was signed by Bruce Springsteen. Fifth-grader Michael Fenerty met the star at a "meet-and-greet" in the Free Library of Philadelphia when Springsteen was in town signing copies of his new autobiography, Born to Run.

BORN TODAY

1942-Gus Dudgeon
producer. Best known for his work with Elton John. Also produced David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies and more. Died July 21, 2002.

1947-Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld)
guitarist, singer, songwriter, best known as the lead singer of T. Rex. Was killed in a car accident on September 16, 1977.

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