Today In Rock History… January 9th
1965: The Beatles reached number one on the U.S. Album Chart, where they stayed for a nine week run, with “Beatles ’65”, the group’s fourth number one.
1971: Santana’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Black Magic Woman” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, giving the group their second top ten single in the U.S.
1996: Alex Lifeson, guitarist of Rush, released his first solo album named “Victor”. The album reached number ninety-nine on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
2001: Rush began recording for their seventeenth studio album “Vapor Trails” with Reaction Studios in Toronto. The album took a total of 14 months to finish, the longest time they spent writing and recording any album.
2014: Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti, 4.Bruce Springsteen – The River, 3. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street, 2. Pink Floyd – The Wall, and winning the poll was The Beatles – The White Album.
Jimmy Page-guitarist for The Yardbirds & Led Zeppelin born in 1944
David Johansen-singer for the New York Dolls born in 1950