Today in Rock History…Feb. 13th

Published On February 13, 2017 | By Rob Jenkins | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1981 Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon became the longest running rock album on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was the 402nd consecutive week the album was on the chart which would go on to spend 741 consecutive weeks.

In 1982 The 300 pound marble slab headstone of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from a cemetery in Orange Park, FL. It was found two weeks later by Orange Park police in a dry river bed.

In 1972 Led Zeppelin had to cancel a scheduled concert in Singapore due to the country’s officials refusing to let the band members off the plane because of their long hair.

In 1970 Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album was released in the U.K. They recorded the album in 12 hours. The album is recognized as one of the main albums credited with the development of heavy metal music.

Happy Birthday to…
Peter Gabriel born in 1950

 

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