More of today’s rock history lesson:
2001: George Harrison died of brain cancer in a Hollywood Hills mansion that was once leased by Paul McCartney. He was 58 years old.
1995: Sammy Hagar married model Kari Karte at Mt. Tamalpais right outside of San Francisco. It was Hagar’s second marriage & they remain married to this day.
1992: U2’s first TV special U2 Zoo TV aired on FOX, directed by famed music video director Kevin Godley.
1986: Bon Jovi reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time as “You Give Love a Bad Name” began a one week run on top of the chart.
1982: Metallica performed their first headlining concert in San Francisco where they would relocate to the following February. The opening act was Exodus, which featured guitarist Kirk Hammett who joined Metallica the following April after firing Dave Mustaine, who later went on to form Megadeth.
1977: Kansas received their second platinum album for Point of Know Return which contained “Dust in the Wind” & went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.
1975: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen began a nine week run at number one on the U.K. Singles Chart. At the time of its release it received mixed reviews, but it later went on to become one of the most revered singles in popular music history.
1969: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Come Together” which spent one week on top. It would later be covered by the likes of Aerosmith, Elton John, Michael Jackson, & Soundgarden.
1965: Colorado Governor John A. Love declared this day as Rolling Stones Day to celebrate the band’s sold out concert at the Denver Coliseum.
John Mayall born in 1933
Ronnie Montrose-guitarist for Montrose born in 1947
Barry Goudreau-guitarist for Boston born in 1951