Stech’s Day In Rock (Sept. 8th)

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September 8th

2003: David Bowie performed the first interactive concert when his performance was beamed into 21 cinemas around the world. He also took song requests & questions.

2002: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson began another job as an airline pilot with airline Astraeus, based in London. Dickinson would later fly Iron Maiden’s plane for their 2008 world tour documented in band’s documentary Flight 666.

1994: At the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Aerosmith won Video of the Year for “Cryin’” which featured the first appearance of Alicia Silverstone who appeared in three of their music videos.

1990: Jon Bon Jovi reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his debut solo single “Blaze of Glory” from the movie Young Guns II. On the same day he peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his debut solo album Blaze of Glory which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.

1979: Dire Straits kicked off their second North American tour at The Orpheum in Boston.

1979: Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Bring Me Down” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.

1976: Peter Frampton spent the day at the White House as a guest of President Gerald Ford’s son Stephen. Frampton received a tour of the place and the day ended with a visit to the living quarters to watch TV with the Ford family.

1973: The Allman Brothers Band reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Brothers and Sisters which spent five weeks on top of the chart.

1972: Neil Young became a father for the first time when then-girlfriend actress Carrie Snodgress gave birth to their son Zeke.

Birthdays:
Kelly Groucutt-bassist for Electric Light Orchestra born in 1945
Ron “Pigpen” McKernan-organist for the Grateful Dead born in 1945

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