This Day in Rock History: September 3
In 1965, fans at a Rolling Stones' concert in Dublin were so overcome with enthusiasm that they charged the stage and started a riot. Footage from the incident was used in the documentary Charlie Is My Darling. The first of two US Festivals -- which brought such names as the Ramones, the Police, Talking Heads, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Grateful Dead to the same stage -- kicked off in San Bernadino, Calif. The festival was the brainchild of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Two classic metal albums were released on Sept. 3. In 1984, Iron Maiden gave us Powerslave, which gave the world "2 Minutes to Midnight" and Steve Harris' epic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Six years later, Judas Priest put out Painkiller, their last album to feature Rob Halford on lead vocals for 15 years.
And we also wish a happy birthday to Al Jardine of the Beach Boys (1942), Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad (1948) and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones (1955). Also, Mike Edwards, the founding cellist of Electric Light Orchestra, died on this day in 2010 when his van struck a 1,300-pound bale of hay near his home in Devon, England.
Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.
Iron Maiden, Powerslave (1984)
Judas Priest, Painkiller (1990)
Al Jardine (1942)
Don Brewer (1948)
Steve Jones (1955)
See the Rolling Stones and Other Rockers in the Top 100 Albums of the '60s