It’s #70 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released on September 29, 1977. It remains his best-selling album.
Whether or not the pair had a romantic interaction or didn’t, the situation is not really of our concern because their shared time together prompted two sweet songs instead.
~ Jack Whatley
Stevie releases his masterpiece on September 28, 1976.
It’s number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2005, it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which deemed it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
September 26, 1969 ~ Bill Graham opens his legendary Fillmore West in San Francisco.
John releases Walls and Bridges on September 26, 1974. The album’s released during his “lost weekend” — his 18-month separation with Yoko.
And 45 years later, “#9 Dream” still gives me shivers.
September 26, 1975 ~ The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in Westwood, California, featuring a young Meat Loaf along with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. The movie tanks but now … now it’s a cult classic, with audience members shouting back at the screen and bringing toast, toilet paper, and other assorted items to enhance the viewing experience. Dig it if you can.
The J. Geils Band release their fifth album on September 25, 1974. Producer wizard Bill Szymczyk was able to capture in the studio the wonders of one of the top live bands of the era.
BTW — the album photography is via the lens of Peter Himmelman. Go ahead .. impress your friends.
Black Sabbath release “Vol 4” on September 25, 1972. The great Lester Bangs, who wasn’t a fan of the Sabbath’s earlier albums, came around with this one:
“We have seen the Stooges take on the night ferociously and go tumbling into the maw, and Alice Cooper is currently exploiting it for all it’s worth, turning it into a circus. But there’s only one band that’s dealt with it honestly on terms meaningful to vast portions of the audience, not only grappling with it in a mythic structure that’s both personal and powerful but actually managing to prosper as well. And that band is Black Sabbath.”