Today In Rock History…Sept.10th
In 1991, Nirvana released their breakthrough single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”; which went on to reach number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
In 1988, Guns N’ Roses reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Sweet Child o’ Mine”; which spent two weeks on top of the chart.
In 1988, Van Halen peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “When It’s Love”; which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.
In 1979, The Who performed their first American concert without Keith Moon who died the previous year in Passaic, NJ at the Capitol Theatre with new drummer Kenney Jones.
In 1975, Kiss released their first live album Alive! The double album went on to become their first top ten album in the U.S. and to this day it’s considered a landmark for live albums.
In 1973, The Rolling Stones’ song “Star Star” was banned from airplay by the BBC due to the chorus containing profanity.
Happy Birthday to…
Joe Perry – guitarist for Aerosmith born in 1950
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