Why September 19th Matters In Rock History

It’s September 19th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1990, Eddie Vedder was selected as lead vocalist of what would become Pearl Jam.

- In 1974, drummer Max Weinberg played with the E Street Band for the first time at Philadelphia’s Main Point.

- In 1997, for the first time ever, Vh1 Storytellers aired live. The 90-minute special featured Elton John performing at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

- In 1981, in New York’s Central Park, a reunited Simon & Garfunkel performed for an audience estimated at 400,000.

- In 1981, the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You began a nine-week run on top of the album chart.

- And in 2008, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM were seriously injured in a crash that killed four people when the plane they were in blew a tire, hurtled off a South Carolina runway and caught fire. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio