Why April 9th Matters In Rock History


It’s April 9th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1970, Paul McCartney announced his break with the Beatles in a typed statement he included with copies of the solo album the singer sent to the British press. In the letter, he attributed the split to “personal differences, musical differences, business differences,” but most of all because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

- In 1973, Queen made their debut performance at London’s Marquee Theater.

- In 1984, R.E.M. released their second album, Reckoning.

- In 1965, The Rolling Stones made their live TV debut on the UK show Ready Steady Go!

- In 1977, Canada’s Gordon Lightfoot peaked in the Canadian Top 30 with “Race Among the Ruins.”

- In 1994, Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven was the No. 1 album in the U.S..

And that’s what happened today in rock history

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio