SEPTEMBER 6: The Daily Flashback
1899: Carnation processed its first can of evaporated milk.
1901: U.S. President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
1961: Bob Dylan made his debut at the Gaslight Cafe in New York City.
1974: George Harrison launched his Dark Horse record label.
1975: Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.
1982: Peter Gabriel’s Security album (aka, Peter Gabriel 4) was released.
1989: Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil punched Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin in the face during the MTV Video Music Awards.
1995: Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive Major League Baseball game, breaking the record previously held by Lou Gehrig.
1997: Elton John sang a new version of “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral. The new version, which replaces “Goodbye Norma Jean” with “Goodbye England’s Rose,” became the best-selling single of all time.
2002: With Ian Astbury on lead vocals and Stewart Copeland on drums, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors performed their first concert as the Doors of the 21st Century at the California Speedway in Fontana.
2010: After just five months, Jane’s Addiction announced that it had parted ways with bassist Duff McKagan.
1925: Jimmy Reed
1939: David Allen Coe
1942: Mel McDaniel
1944: Roger Waters
1958: Jeff Foxworthy
1963: Mark Chesnutt
1969: Macy Gray
1971: Dolores O’Riordan
1979: Foxy Brown
1990: Tom Fogerty
2007: Luciano Pavarotti