Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock 9/12/17







Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock Presented by Acura of Columbus for September 12, 2017:

More of today’s rock history lesson:

2007: The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced that they will reform for a one-off concert in London to raise money for the Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund.

2002: The house that Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain lived in as from age 11 to 15 was put up for sale on eBay and eventually sold for $210,000. In 2000 the house was valued at $52,660.

1999: Graham Nash broke both of his legs in Hawaii after his boat was hit by a large wave while he was sailing.

1990: Stevie Nicks & Christine McVie announced that they would be leaving Fleetwood Mac upon completion of their tour in support of Behind the Mask. McVie would re-join in 1995 & Nicks re-joined in 1997.

1989: Aerosmith released their tenth studio album Pump which went on to reach number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell seven million copies in the U.S.

1984: Metallica signed with Elektra Records which would shortly re-release their first two albums Kill ‘Em All & Ride the Lightning.

1975: Pink Floyd released their seventh studio album Wish You Were Here which went on to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell six million copies in the U.S. alone.

1970: At the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, a tribute concert to Woody Guthrie was held starring Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie.

1970: Chicago peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “25 or 6 to 4” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

Neil Peart-drummer for Rush born in 1952