Today In Rock History…July 21st

Published On July 21, 2017 | By Connor Hutchinson | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1990, Roger Waters staged a live performance of “The Wall” at the Berlin Wall along with such guests as Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Van Morrison, & The Scorpions.

In 1987, Guns N’ Roses released their landmark debut album “Appetite for Destruction”; which would later spend five weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart & be certified eighteen times Platinum in September 2008.

In 1984, ZZ Top peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Legs”; which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.

In 1982, Queen kicked off their final North American tour with Freddie Mercury at the Montreal Forum, in support of their album “Hot Space”.

In 1979, Cheap Trick peaked at number seven for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Want You to Want Me” their first top ten single.

 

Happy Birthday to…

Howie Epstein – bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers born in 1955

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