This Week In Classic Hits History (9/21-25)
This week, The King of Pop sleeps in a chamber, Jimmy becomes Jimi, and Bonzo is gonzo.
September 21, 1986:
The iconic photo of Michael Jackson in an oxygen chamber was featured in The National Inquirer Magazine. The story claimed Jackson had a bizarre idea to live until he was 150.
September 22, 1985:
The first Farm Aid benefit concert was held before a crowd of 80,000 people in Illinois. Organized by John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young, the event had been inspired by comments Bob Dylan had made at 'Live Aid' saying he hoped some of the money raised would help the American Farmer.
September 23, 1980:
Reggae star Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was his last ever performance. Marley would die of cancer in May of 1981.
September 24, 1966:
Jimi Hendrix arrived in London from New York City with only the clothes he was wearing as Hendrix had sold most of his belongings to pay a hotel bill in New York. One of the first things he does after arriving is change his name from James to Jimi.
September 25, 1980:
Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, died at the age of 32 after a heavy drinking session. He was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page's house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, apparently doing 40 shots in 4 hours.