From the release of John Lennon's seminal Imagine album in the U.S. to the births of Freddie Mercury and Roger Waters, early September offers a plentiful amount of historical musical moments. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and notable births and deaths happening September 4 through September 10.

Events

1956 - Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1964 - The Animals rock America for the first time with a gig at New York's Paramount Theatre.

1968 - The members of Led Zeppelin perform their last show as a band, going under the name The New Yardbirds. The show was at a club in a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark.

1970 - Jimi Hendrix performs his last concert at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany on Sept. 6. He passes away Sept. 18 in London.

1976 - Fleetwood Mac's self-titled studio album hits No. 1 a year after its initial release. 

1976 - Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington hits an oak tree with his Ford Torino and is severely injured.

1995 - Joan Jett sings the National Anthem before the Baltimore Orioles game against the California Angels.

1997 - Elton John performs a new version of "Candle in the Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral. The new version becomes the best-selling single of all time.


Releases

1970 - The Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

1971 - John Lennon: Imagine

John Lennon

1973 - Frank Zappa: Over-Nite Sensation

1974 - Judas Priest: Rocka Rolla

1975 - Kiss: Alive! (live album)

1979 - Siouxsie and the Banshees: Join Hands

1982 - Rush: Signals

1984 - Queensryche: The Warning

1987 - Pink Floyd: A Momentary Lapse of Reason

1989 - Soundgarden: Louder Than Love

Soundgarden

1990 - Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Ragged Glory

1990 - Warrant: Cherry Pie

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

1991 - Nirvana: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (single)

1992 - Ugly Kid Joe: America's Least Wanted

1995 - Blur: The Great Escape

1996 - R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi

1998 - Hole: Celebrity Skin

2005 - The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang

2006 - Audioslave: Revelations

2014 - U2: Songs of Innocence


Births

Jimmy Reed, September 6, 1925

Patsy Cline, September 8, 1932

Buddy Holly, September 7, 1936

Otis Redding, September 9, 1941

Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), September 10, 1942

Roger Waters, September 6, 1943

Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead), September 11, 1943

Ron McKernan (The Grateful Dead), September 8, 1945

Buddy Miles September 5, 1946

Freddie Mercury, September 5, 1946

Benjamin Orr (The Cars), September 8, 1947

Joe Perry, September 10, 1950

Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), September 7, 1951

Dave Stewart, September 9, 1952

Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), September 7, 1954

Kim Thayil (lead guitarist for Soundgarden), September 4, 1960

LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band), September 7, 1961

Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) - September 5, 1968

Delores O'Riordan (The Cranberries), September 6, 1971

Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), September 11, 1971

Jonny Buckland (Coldplay), September 11, 1977

Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance), September 10, 1980

Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon), September 10, 1984


Deaths

Keith Moon, September 7, 1978

Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival), September 6, 1990

Nicky Hopkins (session musician), September 6, 1994

Warren Zevon, September 7, 2003

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, September 10, 2005

Robert Young (Primal Scream), September 9, 2014