More of today’s rock history lesson:
1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.
1989: The Rolling Stones donated the proceeds from their concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, SC to victims of Hurricane Hugo which struck nearby.
1988: U2 peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Desire” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.
1983: Asia peaked at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes” which would be their last top 40 single.
1979: Fleetwood Mac kicked off their tour in support of Tusk at the Mini Dome at Idaho State University in Pocatello.
1976: The Sex Pistols released their debut single “Anarchy in the U.K.” which would peak at number 38 on the U.K. singles chart.
1973: The New York Dolls performed their first concert at Biba’s Rainbow Room in London.
1968: Cream performed the final concert of their farewell tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the same venue where they reunited for four concerts in May 2005.
1967: The Beatles’ music video for “Hello Goodbye” premiered on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was banned in the U.K. at the time due to a musician’s union ban on miming.
John McVie-bassist for Fleetwood Mac born in 1945