Today In Rock History… January 7th
1970: Max Yasgur, whose farm played host to the first Woodstock was sued by neighboring farmers for $35,000 in property damage.
1978: Emerson Lake and Palmer announced their official break up.
1980: Foreigner’s third album “Head Games” went Gold and Platinum and would later go on to sell five million albums in the U.S. alone.
1989: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s reunion album “American Dream” peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album also went Platinum in the U.S. despite the numerous poor reviews it received.
1994: Nirvana’s final concert in the U.S. was performed at the Seattle Center Arena.
2009: Singer, songwriter Neil Young was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Other Canadian musicians who have been given the award include Bryan Adams, Leonard Cohen and the members of Rush.
Jann Wenner-co-founder & publisher of Rolling Stone magazine born in 1946