More of today’s rock history lesson:
1998: Kiss entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its chart peak of number three with Psycho Circus which was marketed as the first studio album by the original lineup in nearly twenty years. It was later revealed that all of the original members only played together on one song, “Into the Void”.
1995: Peter Frampton released the long awaited follow-up to his record-setting live album released 19 years earlier. Its title: Frampton Comes Alive II.
1992: Peter Gabriel’s sixth solo album Us entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number two. One of the promotional tools Gabriel used to promote the album was issuing a musical computer game titled Xplora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World which was a first of its kind software for Macintosh computers.
1992: Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash married model Renee Suran in Marina del Ray, CA. This was Slash’s first marriage & the couple would divorce five years later.
1987: Europe peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the power ballad “Carrie” which became their biggest hit in the U.S.
1987: ZZ Top announced that they made an advance booking for the first passenger flight to the Moon.
1978: At an Aerosmith concert in Philadelphia, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown onstage during the concert. For the rest of the tour, Aerosmith performed behind a safety fence.
1970: Black Sabbath reached the top of the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with Paranoid which began a two week run at number one.
1970: Pink Floyd released their fifth studio album Atom Heart Mother which went on to go Gold in the U.S.
David Lee Roth-singer for Van Halen born in 1955