Today In Rock History… January 5th
1968: Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits album went Gold, giving him his fourth gold record, and would later go on to sell five million copies in the U.S.
1968: Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.
1973: Bruce Springsteen’s debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ” was released. This album sold 25 000 copies in the first year, but would later be named certified double platinum in 1992.
1978: The Sex Pistols debuted live for the first time in North America at the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta before an estimated 500 people.
1985: The Honeydrippers, featuring Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “Sea of Love”. This was Plant’s highest charting single in the U.S.
1991: Iron Maiden earned their first and only number one on the U.K. Singles Chart with “Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter”.