Why July 28th Matters In Rock History


It’s July 28th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1979, after a show in Cleveland, guitarist Joe Perry quit Aerosmith after he got into a screaming match with Steven Tyler. He was replaced by Jim Crespo but rejoined in 1984.

- In 1978, Ted Nugent autographed a fan’s arm with a Bowie knife at the fan’s request.

- In 2004, the highest new entry on the album chart was Van Halen’s hits collection The Best of Both Worlds, which debuted at No. 3.

- In 1973, The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band played the Watkins Glen Outdoor Summer Jam in New York State. Over 600,000 fans attended, making it the largest rock show ever.

- In 1993, 10,000 Maniacs played their last show with singer Natalie Merchant, who left the group after 12 years to pursue a solo career.

- And in 1998, after 12 years together and six albums, Toad the Wet Sprocket called it quits due to creative differences. They reunited briefly in 2002 then again in 2006. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio