TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY – JANUARY 15, 2024
- 1972: Led Zeppelin’s iconic track “Black Dog” debuted on the US singles chart. It’s a standout song from their influential untitled fourth album, commonly known as “Led Zeppelin IV,” which also features classics like “Stairway to Heaven.”
- 1977: The Eagles’ album ‘Hotel California’ reached #1 in the U.S. This album, one of the best-selling of all time, included hits like the title track “Hotel California,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and “New Kid in Town.”
- 1982: The Police initiated the North American leg of their ‘Ghost in the Machine’ world tour in Boston, Massachusetts, with the Go-Go’s as their opening act. This tour was in support of their album which featured popular tracks such as “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”
Other Significant Rock Events on January 15
- 1967: The Rolling Stones appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’. Due to the controversy surrounding the lyrics of “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” they agreed to change them to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together” for the broadcast.
- 1974: The popular rock band Queen released their second studio album, ‘Queen II.’ This album showcased the band’s unique sound and elaborate compositions, eventually becoming a significant part of their legacy.
- 1994: Nirvana played their final concert in Europe at Terminal Eins in Munich, Germany. This concert remains a poignant moment in rock history, remembered for its raw energy and as the last European performance by the band before Kurt Cobain’s death.
These events reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of rock music, highlighting key moments that have shaped its history and left a lasting impact on music culture worldwide.
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