On The Rock 9-20

Back in the Day on September 20

50 years ago – In 1969, Sugar, Sugar, by The Archies, hit #1 on the pop singles chart.

46 years ago – In 1973, Jim Croce, his lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen, and four others died when their plane crashed into a tree while taking off for a concert in Sherman, Texas.  Croce was only 30.

43 years ago – In 1976, AC/DC released their third album, featuring the naughty ballroom hit Big Balls, and the hit title track, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

14 years ago – in 2005, Bon Jovi released “Have a Nice Day”.  It was their ninth album and included Who Says You Can’t Go Home, which featured Habitat for Humanity workers in the video.

Some Birthdays:

Gunnar and Matthew Nelson are 52.

Nuno Bettencourt is 53.  Guitarist in Extreme. Biggest Hit: More Than Words.

Chuck Panozzo is 71. John’s twin and the bassist in Styx.

John Panozzo  (1948 – 1996)  Chuck’s twin and the drummer in Styx.


And, only because many people will agree that a good pepperoni pizza does indeed “Rock!” Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day



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