Nick Massi was born on this day.
Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers was born on this day.
Mamas and Papas singer Cass Elliot was born on this day.
Elvis Presley left a Brooklyn naval base to sail to Germany to be with his army unit.
Steppenwolf won its first gold record for 'Born to be Wild'.
The Beatles began recording their song, 'Piggies' to be released on The Beatles [White] album.
Gram Parsons of The Byrds died today.
Max Weinberg made his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band at Philadelphia's Main Point.
Bad Company's debut album (self titled) goes gold.
Eric Clapton got a gold record for 'I Shot The Sheriff'.
'Living in the U.S.A.' was released by Linda Ronstadt.
The Musicians United for Safe Energy (No Nukes) 5 night concert series kicked off on this day. The series included performances from Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen at Madison Square Garden.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited to play a live concert in New York City's Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attended the show which was recorded for release as an audio album and video.
A U.S. Senate committee heard testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center.
'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' was released on this date, 9/19/87 by Pink Floyd. It was the first release after Roger Waters' departure and he was not happy that the remaining members of Floyd were carrying on without him since he considered the band to be a spent force creatively in his own words. Guitarist David Gilmour had been working on a solo record and with the inclusion of small contributions by Nick Mason, Rick Wright and Wall producer Bob Ezrin, Gilmour figured it was legit to use the name Pink Floyd. Waters sued unsuccessfully to prevent the use of the Floyd name for this album.
VH1 aired 'Storytellers' live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.