Today In Rock History… January 31st

Published On January 31, 2017 | By Brittany Holbrook | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

1959: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper played at The Armory in Duluth, MN. Seventeen year old Robert Zimmerman was in attendance & became inspired to become a musician after attending this concert. He’s better known today as Bob Dylan.

1970: Led Zeppelin reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Whole Lotta Love”, their only top ten single in the U.S.


1979: The Clash performed the first concert of their first North American tour in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1987: Genesis earned their fourth top ten single in the U.S. when “Land of Confusion” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

 

Birthdays:
Terry Kath-guitarist for Chicago born in 1946
Phil Manzanera-guitarist for Roxy Music born in 1951
Adrian Vandenberg-guitarist for Whitesnake born in 1954
John Lydon-singer for the Sex Pistols born in 1956

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