Below are some major events that took place in the world of guitar on this day of September 20.
1966: Nuno Bettencourt (lead guitarist for Extreme) is born in Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal. He would be raised in Hudson, Massachusetts.
1969: John Lennon leaves The Beatles but agrees to not make an official announcement. The recording of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” marks the last time all four Beatles were together in the same studio.
1971: Peter Frampton leaves Humble Pie to begin a solo career.
1972: Paul McCartney is arrested for growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland. The judge in his case had never seen a cannabis plant, so he took a good look at it and fined McCartney 100 pounds.
1973: Jim Croce is killed in a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana, at age 30. “Time In A Bottle” hits #1 14 weeks later.
2003: Fire destroys a lodge on Chuck Berry’s Wentzville, Missouri, estate (arson is the cause, but no one is ever arrested for the crime.)
2005: The benefit concert “From The Big Apple To The Big Easy” is held in New York’s Madison Square Garden in order to raise funds for the Gulf Coast cities and towns devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Among others, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz and Elton John perform at this charity concert.
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