Why June 14th Matters In Rock History
It’s June 14th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
- In 1970, Eric Clapton’s band Derek and the Dominoes played their first-ever gig when they performed at London’s Lyceum.
- In 1980, Billy Joel started a six-week run at number one on the album chart with Glass Houses. The album went on to go seven-times platinum in America.
- In 2008, the likes of Pearl Jam, MGMT and My Morning Jacket took the stage at the Bonnaroo festival.
- In 1975, America went to number one on the singles chart with “Sister Golden Hair.”
- In 1991, Foreigner released Unusual Heat, their album with original Wild Horses singer Johnny Edwards. It was a commercial failure.
- In 1976, Chicago released their eighth studio album, their tenth overall, Chicago X.
- In 2011, Black Veil Brides released their second album, Set the World on Fire.
- And in 2000, in England’s Melody Maker newspaper’s annual Un-Coolest People in Rock poll, Noel Gallagher from Oasis took first place. Marilyn Manson was the runner-up.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio