Un día como Hoy

29 SEPTEMBER 2017.- A statue of Jimmy Bain by Colin Cairns Ford is unveiled in the bass player’s hometown of Dunbar, Scotland.

28 SEPTEMBER 2016.- Lily Allen’s wish to have the man of her dreams throw her over his shoulder and carry her off comes true when she drinks herself into a stupor at the Notting Hill Carnival.

24 SEPTEMBER 2019.- Opera star Plácido Domingo, scheduled to star the next day in Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, backs out amid allegations of sexual misconduct that surfaced weeks earlier. This ends Domingo’s association with The Met, where he had performed for the last 51 consecutive years.

23 SEPTEMBER 2019.- Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter dies at 78.

22 SEPTEMBER 2018.- Paul McCartney’s album Egypt Station hits #1 in America, his first chart-topper on that tally since Tug of War in 1982.

21 SEPTEMBER 2017.- To thwart low payouts on YouTube, Post Malone releases a version of his latest single, “Rockstar,” that is just the chorus looped five times. Comments are disabled, and users are offered a link to hear the full version on more profitable platforms.

20 SEPTEMBER 2014.- Lauryn Hill turns up an hour-and-a-half late for her show at the Brixton Academy, performs speeded-up remixes of her songs, and is booed by the crowd.

19 SEPTEMBER 2016.- Tom Waits and wife/collaborator Kathleen Brennan, along with John Prine, receive the PEN Lyric Award Prize, given in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

18 SEPTEMBER 2013.- Roger Pope (frequent drummer for Elton John) dies of cancer in Southampton, England, at age 66, just hours after marrying his longtime companion, Sue Tresidder.

17 SEPTEMBER 2014.- Country singer George Hamilton IV dies at age 77. A fixture on the country chart throughout the ’60s and ’70s, he hit #1 with “Abilene” in 1963.

16 SEPTEMBER 2014.- At a pop-up shop in New York City that re-creates the Central Perk coffee shop from the TV show Friends, Danny Wilde and Phil Solem of The Rembrandts reunite to perform the show’s theme song. The event marks the 20th anniversary of the show’s first episode.

15 SEPTEMBER 2019.- The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek dies at 75.

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