The week of September 12 through 18 brought many notable events in the music world, from the births of Dave Mustaine and Neil Peart to the release of Guns N' Roses’ Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. It’s safe to say this week in rock history truly rocks. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening September 12 through September 18.

Events

1948 - Elvis Presley moved with his parents to Memphis, Tennessee, at age 13.

1965 - The Beatles scored their first Grammys: Best New Artist and Best Album (for A Hard Day's Night).

Beatles

1966 - The Monkees TV showed debuted on NBC.

Monkees

1968 - The Beatles recorded the song "I Will."

1973 – Billy Joel began recording “Piano Man.”

1974 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "Meet Me in the Morning."

1987 - Morrissey left the Smiths to go solo.

1981 - Pink Floyd's film "The Wall" starts production.

1988 - Dire Straits broke up.

Births

George Jones, September 12, 1931

Barry White, September 12, 1944

Neil Peart, September 12, 1952

Ben Folds, September 12, 1966

Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland), September 12, 1974

Peter Cetera, September 13, 1944

Dave Mustaine, September 13, 1961

Steve Perkins (drummer of Jane's Addiction), September 13, 1967

Fiona Apple, September 13, 1977

Steve Gaines (guitarist and songwriter for Lynyrd Skynyrd), September 14, 1949

Paul Kossoff (Free), September 14, 1950

Craig Montoya (bass player for Everclear), September 14, 1970

Amy Winehouse, September 14, 1983

Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane), September 15, 1941

Mitch Dorge (drummer and percussionist of Crash Test Dummies), September 15, 1960

DJ Kay Gee (Naughty by Nature), September 15, 1969

B.B. King, September 16, 1925

Kenney Jones (The Small Faces and The Who), September 16, 1948

Ron Blair (original bass player for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), September 16, 1948

Marc Anthony, September 16, 1968

Hank Williams (born Hiram King Williams), September 17, 1923

Bill Black, September 17, 1926

Dee Dee Ramone (bass player and songwriter for Ramones), September 18, 1952

Keith Morris (singer for Black Flag and Circle Jerks), September 18, 1955

Deaths

Johnny Cash, September 12, 2003

Tupac Shakur, September 13, 1966

Johnny Ramone (The Ramones), September 15, 2004

Rick Wright (keyboardist for Pink Floyd), September 15, 2008

Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary), September 16, 2009

Rob Tyner (singer for MC5), September 17, 1991

Releases

The Beatles, She Loves You (U.S. release), 1963

The Beatles, Yesterday (U.S. release), 1965

Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here, 1975

Boston, More Than a Feeling, 1976

Ringo Starr, Ringo's Rotogravure, 1976

The Eagles, Heartache Tonight, 1979

Huey Lewis and the News, Sports, 1983

KISS, Lick It Up, 1983

KISS, Animalize, 1984

The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die, 1994

Lenny Kravitz, Circus, 1995

Megadeth, The System Has Failed, 2004

Metallica, Death Magnetic, 2008

Metallica

Guns N' Roses, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, 1991

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