It’s November 18th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1978, Billy Joel went to number one on the album chart with 52nd Street, his first number one record.
In 1970, Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin III topped the charts in both America and the UK.
In 1987, Billy Idol had the number one song in the country with “Mony Mony,” 13 years after TommyJames and the Shondells made the song a hit.
In 1994, The Rolling Stones became one of the first bands to broadcast one of their concerts over the Internet.
In 1993, Eddie Vedder got arrested in New Orleans for disturbing the peace after a fight broke out in a bar.
In 1993, Nirvana recorded their MTV Unplugged concert in New York. The show was shot in one take, imperfections and all, and aired a month later.
In 1997, Metallica released ReLoad, the follow-up to Load and the final album to feature bassist Jason Newsted.
In 2003, Blink-182 put out their self-titled sixth album, which featured an appearance by The Cure’s Robert Smith.
And in 2017, AC/DC co-founder, rhythm guitarist, and backing vocalist Malcolm Young passed away at the age of 64.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
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