More of today’s rock history lesson:
2005: Iggy Pop was fined by the city of Lucerne, Switzerland for performing too loud during a Stooges concert at the Blue Balls festival in July.
1994: Pearl Jam’s third album Vitalogy reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for one week, the group’s second number one album. The album debuted at number fifty-five two weeks earlier when they issued it on vinyl two weeks prior to the CD & cassette release.
1988: Poison reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first of three weeks with “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” which was their only number one single.
1988: Guns N’ Roses peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Welcome to the Jungle” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Nirvana began recording their debut album Bleach at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording studios. The group borrowed $600 from a school friend to record.
1983: The Rolling Stones peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Undercover of the Night” which was their twenty-first top ten single in the U.S.
1973: The Doobie Brothers’ guitarist Tom Johnson was arrested in Visalia, CA for marijuana possession.
1966: Elvis Presley proposed to longtime girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu during Christmas celebrations at Graceland. They would marry the following May.
1963: The Beatles began an annual holiday tradition when they held the first “Beatles Christmas Show” at London’s Astoria Theatre. The show featured The Beatles and other musical acts performing their hits & doing comedy sketches in between.
Lemmy Kilmister-singer & bassist for Motorhead born in 1945