Events in Canadian Rock

For the month of

September

 

September 2, 1993 - Pearl Jam performs a song from their upcoming "Vs." album, "Animal," at the MTV Video Music Awa rds. Following that they are joined onstage by Neil Young for a blistering version of "Rockin' In The Free World."

September 6, 1989 - Neil Young's "This Note For You" wins the MTV award for Best Video -- it was very ironic since the channel had initially refused to air the video.

September 8, 1972 - Neil Young and actress Carrie Snodgrass are the proud parents of son Zeke who was born at Young's ranch near San Francisco.

September 11, 1974 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Band and Joni Mitchell play London's 80,000-plus seat Wembley Stadium.

September 12, 1952 - Rush drummer Neil Peart is born.

September 13, 1941 - David Clayton-Thomas, vocalist for Blood Sweat & Tears, is born.

September 14, 1968 - Forty oversea officials of the United States Information Agency are required to attend a concert in D.C. by Blood, Sweat & Tears. It's part of the USIA's program to acquaint its overseas staff with cultural developments in the homeland.

September 14, 1974 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Not Fragile" enters the album chart, where it goes straight to #1. The LP features the #1 single, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."

September 19, 1968 - Steppenwolf earns its first gold disc with "Born to be Wild."

September 19, 1970 - Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" enters the album charts.

September 19, 1987 - John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson and others perform at Farm Aid at the University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.

September 20, 1973 - Neil Young and Crazy Horse play the opening show at the Roxy, L-A's newest rock & roll nightclub.

September 21, 1974 - BTO's "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is released.

September 22, 1985 - The first Farm-Aid concert is held in Champaign, IL. The concert is organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young to help the nation's farmers. The show raises $10 million.

September 27, 1943 - Randy Bachman was born.

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