“The Band” is released. The album ended up in the National Recording Registry for being – among other things – ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and reflecting life in the United States.’ And, it’s #45 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in Central Park on September 19, 1981. Simon has said he didn’t appreciate the magnitude of the event until later when he went home, saw it covered on all media and on the front pages of newspapers the next day. Over 500,000 people showed up for one of the seminal gatherings in rock history.
September 17, 1967 ~ Appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Doors are asked to change the line “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” in their hit “Light My Fire” to “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.” They agree, then Morrison sings the offending line anyway, pissing-off the host and earning a lifetime ban from the show.