Why December 6th Matters In Rock History

It’s December 6th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1969, the Rolling Stones played their infamous gig at Altamont Speedway in Northern California. At the show, a fan was stabbed to death by Hell’s Angels, who had been hired to police the event. Meanwhile, another man drowned, two were killed in a hit-and-run accident and two babies were born.

- In 1975, Paul Simon went to No. 1 with Still Crazy After All These Years, his first solo record to top the charts.

- In 1988, Roy Orbison died from a cardiac arrest in Madison, Tennessee. He was 52. 

- In 1994, Bush released their classic album Sixteen Stone, which featured hits like “Glycerine” and “Comedown.” 

- In 1997, Metallica had the No. 1 album in the country with ReLoad.

- In 2005, Korn released their seventh album, See You on the Other Side. It was the band’s first without longtime guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

- And in 2006, Incubus had the No. 1 album in the country with Light Grenades, their first record to top the charts.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio