Classic rock history is littered with unexpected tragedies and surprising reversals of fate, but other events can be seen coming from a mile away – case in point, the official break up of Dire Straits, which was announced by band leader, Mark Knopfler, precisely 25 years ago today...
On Sept. 10, 1973, the Rolling Stones broke a 10-year history of clean, upstanding living when the BBC announced that 'Star Star,' a song off their then-new album 'Goats Head Soup,' was banned on account of its obscene lyrics.
Elton John has earned a ton of money -- and he's bought a ton of things with it. In fact, back in September of 1988, he had so many possessions crowding his four-story English mansion that he decided to sell off 2,000 of them in a massive four-day auction at Sotheby's in London.
It may have taken them 25 years to do it, but it finally happened. On Sept. 5, 1998, Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It remains the group's only No. 1 single.