On This Day: A big day for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

September 19, 2017

On this day in 1964, The Rolling Stones' song "It's All Over Now" peaked at #26 on the charts.

On this day in 1964, Bob Dylan's "Another Side Of Bob Dylan" began its climb to #43 on the album charts. Little did Bob know, he was less than a year away from his big breakthrough.

On this day in 1969, "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival entered the charts on its way to #3, becoming their fourth Top 5 single in less than a year.

On this day in 1970, The Who's classic "Tommy" rock opera album peaked at #4 with two million in sales over a year after its release just as Neil Young's classic "After The Goldrush" album began its run to #8 and two million in sales.

On this day in 1970, the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youngsong "Our House" entered the charts on its way to #30.

On this day in 1973, Gram Parsons, credited as the father of Country Rock and a member of The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, died from a drug overdose at the age of 26. His coffin was later stolen by two associates and taken to Joshua Tree where it was set on fire. Now that was a Rock & Roll wake!

On this day in 1974, Max Weinberg made his live debut as the drummer in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Bandat the Main Point in Philadelphia.

On this day in 1979, organizers Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall recruited Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, James Taylor and several others to play the first of five "No Nukes" concerts in New York's Madison Square Garden.

On this day in 1981, one week after it entered the charts, The Rolling Stones' "Tattoo You" album hit #1 for the first of nine weeks. It eventually sold over four million copies to become their second biggest selling studio album ever.

On this day in 1987, John Mellencamp's "Lonesome Jubilee" began its climb to #6 and three million in sales (the second biggest of his career) as Aerosmith's comeback album "Permanent Vacation" entered the charts on its way to #11 and five million in sales.

On this day in 1987, Pink Floyd released the "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" album, their first following the departure of Roger Waters. It eventually hit #3, sold over four million copies and was supported by an awesome tour.

On this day in 1987, R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" entered the singles charts on its way to #9. Even though Michael Stipe's lyrics describe a dismissive, manipulative relationship, the song became a very popular song on the wedding circuit.