Sept. 15, 1948: The Tennessee Democratic Party’s State Executive Committee elected Robert L. “Little Bob” Taylor as chairman. A son of former Gov. Robert Love Taylor, Little Bob was a prominent Johnson City lawyer and later senior U.S. district judge who presided over several landmark cases, including the 1956 Clinton High School desegregation case.
Sept. 15, 1985: The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Antonia Joy Wilson, released plans to hold a free pops-style concert later than month at the VA.
Sept. 15, 1991: ZZ Top performed for more than 8,000 fans at Freedom Hall Civic Center.
Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Milligan College; Bobbie H. Shirley, Freedom Hall