Today In Rock History…Sept.17th
In 1991, Guns N’ Roses released both “Use Your Illusion” I & II with four million copies of each album shipping, at the time the largest ship-out of an album in the U.S.
Also in 1983, Def Leppard headlined a festival at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego which also included Eddie Money, Uriah Heep & Motley Crue.
In 1983, Asia peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Cry” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.
In 1967, The Doors appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show & were banned from future appearances on the program due to Jim Morrison singing the original lyric “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” in “Light My Fire
Also in 1967, The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour where Keith Moon rigged his drum set to explode at the end of “My Generation” which did cut Moon’s leg & singed Pete Townshend’s hair, along with doing damage to Townshend’s hearing.
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