Today In Rock History…Aug.27th
In 1995, Neil Young headlined the final night of the three-day Reading Festival in Reading, U.K. with Pearl Jam as his backing band. Other acts on the bill included Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and the Foo Fighters.
In 1991, Pearl Jam released their debut album “Ten” which contained the rock radio staples “Alive”, “Even Flow”, “Jeremy” and “Black”. Ten would later peak at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in 1992.
In 1983, Asia’s sophomore album “Alpha” entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It would go on to peak at number six & go on to be certified Platinum that October.
In 1977, Crosby, Stills and Nash peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Just a Song Before I Go”; which was their highest charting single in the U.S.
Happy Birthday to…
Alex Lifeson – guitarist for Rush born in 1953
Glen Matlock – bassist for the Sex Pistols born in 1956
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