Carter Alan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Diary: September 21 in Classic Rock History

The song “Hush” by Deep Purple peaked at #4 on the U.S. charts on this day in 1968. It was on the Tetragrammaton Record label, which was co-owned by what celebrity at the time?

ANSWER: Bill Cosby

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for September 21, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1968: The song “Hush” by Deep Purple peaked at #4 on the US singles charts.
  • 1974: Jeff “Skunk” Baxter joined the Doobie Brothers after a memorable career as a guitarist for Steely Dan.
  • 1979: The headline in the New York Post said “the Beatles are back!” It was a premature and inaccurate report that the Fab Four would reunite in a benefit concert.
  • 1985: Dire Straits single “Money for Nothing” featuring some backup vocals from Sting hit #1 in the United States.
  • 2001: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Neil Young, Billy Joel, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were among the artists who took part in the “America: A Tribute to Heroes” telethon to raise money for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • 2006: Boz Burrell, original bassist for Bad Company and a member of King Crimson died of a heart attack in Spain. He was 60.

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