Why August 17th Matters In Rock History

It’s August 17th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1969, Woodstock ended after three days of peace and music, including sets from The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Band and many others.

- In 1968, The Doors had the No. 1 album in the U.S. with Waiting for the Sun, which would top the charts for four weeks.

- In 1974, Eric Clapton began a four-week run atop the album chart with 461 Ocean Boulevard.

- In 1986, Def Leppard’s Rick Allen played his first gig with the band since the automobile accident that cost him an arm.

- In 1991, Nirvana shot the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The production cost less than $50,000 and featured real Nirvana fans as the audience. 

- And in 2006, The Smashing Pumpkins entered the studio to work on what would become Zeitgeist, their first album since splitting up in 2000.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio