Today In Rock History…Sept.22nd

Published On September 22, 2017 | By Connor Hutchinson | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1992, Def Leppard were forced to postpone concerts in Las Cruces, NM & Tucson, AZ after their sound-equipment truck was found abandoned. The truck driver Herschel Williams had attempted to rob an appliance store and was later charged with drug possession and causing criminal damage in Las Cruces.

In 1985, The first Farm Aid benefit concert took place in Champaign, IL to raise money for American family farmers. Artists on the bill included Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and John Mellencamp.

In 1982, The Who kicked off their farewell tour at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD. They would later begin touring on and off again in 1989.

Happy Birthday to…

David Coverdale – singer for Whitesnake and Deep Purple born in 1951
Joan Jett – born in 1960

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