Today In Rock History…Aug.9th

Published On August 9, 2017 | By Connor Hutchinson | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1995, Kiss taped their appearance for MTV Unplugged in New York City. During this performance, they performed with Ace Frehley & Peter Criss for the first time since 1979.

In 1986, Queen performed their final concert with Freddie Mercury at the Knebworth in England in front of 120,000 people.

In 1980, AC/DC reached the top of the U.K. Album Chart with Back in Black which spent two weeks on top of the chart. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in the U.S. & went on to sell 45 million copies worldwide, making it the second biggest selling album of all time.

In 1975, Don Kirshner held the Rock Music Award Show in Santa Monica, CA. The top winners included Bad Company, The Eagles & Stevie Wonder.

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