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Rewind: This week in music history

Hannah Brierley takes you back to look through some of the music worlds highs and lows of the past in this week in music history

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As we find ourselves in our first week of the academic year, let’s have a quick look back at what this week had in store for music in days gone by…

 

18th September 1970 – Jimi Hendrix, arguably one of the greatest, and most influential guitarists passes away in London at the age 27.

 

18th September 1983 – KISS appear for the first time without their infamous makeup on an interview with MTV.

 

19th September 1970 – The first Glastonbury in the UK takes place in Pilton Park.

 

20th September 1969 – John Lennon announces that he is leaving The Beatles after nine years of being a group.

 

20th September 2009 – MUSE goes straight to No.1 with their fifth album The Resistance. It also topped the charts in 19 other countries around the world.

 

21st September 1981 – Adam and the Ants reach No.1 in the UK with the track ‘Prince Charming’.

 

21st September 2007 – Snoop Dogg is sentenced to three years of probation and 160 hours of community service for carrying a collapsible baton.

 

22nd September 1990 – Nirvana plays to their biggest crowd so far of 15,000, one of which was Dave Grohl who auditioned to be their drummer 3 days later.

 

23rd September 1977 – David Bowie releases the single ‘Heroes’, and whilst this didn’t become an instant hit, this single went on to be one of Bowie’s signature songs.

 

23rd September 2004 – Slipknot’s Corey Taylor releases a statement to put straight that he is, in fact, not dead, after rumours spread on the online.

 

24th September 1957 – Elvis Presley releases the infamous ‘Jailhouse Rock’.