Why September 22nd Matters In Rock History

It’s September 22nd and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1985, Champaign, Illinois hosted the first Farm Aid. John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Canada's Neil Young inaugurated the charity concert, which raised $10 million U.S. for beleaguered farmers and became an annual event. 

- In 1992, Bruce Springsteen filmed an episode of MTV Unplugged, though he decided to go electric for the show.

- In 2000, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora became co-owners of the Arena Football League expansion team, the Philadelphia Soul.

- In 1984, John Waite had the No. 1 song in America with “Missing You.”

- In 1998, Rob Zombie’s heavy metal group, White Zombie, broke up.

- In 1969, The Band released their second studio album. The group’s self-titled effort would go on to peak at No. 9 on the chart.

- In 1999, Bono met with the Pope at the Vatican. The pontiff offered his support for the U2 singer’s debt relief plan for Third World countries, then “stole” Bono’s sunglasses.

- And in 2002, The Osbournes won at the Emmy Awards, getting the trophy for Best Reality TV Show. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio