Today In Rock History…Aug.22nd
In 1992, nearly a year after its initial release, Pearl Jam peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album “Ten”; which spent four weeks at number two.
In 1987, Bon Jovi headlined the eighth annual Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington in the U.K. on a bill that also included Dio, Metallica, & Cinderella. During Bon Jovi’s set, Paul Stanley of Kiss, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden & Dee Snider of Twisted Sister joined them onstage for a rendition of “We’re An American Band”.
In 1981, Foreigner’s fourth album appropriately titled 4 reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of ten non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart.
In 1970, Cosmo’s Factory by Credence Clearwater Revival reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart at the start of a nine week run on top.
Happy Birthday to…
Layne Staley – singer for Alice in Chains born in 1967
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