Today in Rock History…Oct. 19th

Published On October 19, 2017 | By Rob Jenkins | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1974 Bachman-Turner Overdrive reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Not Fragile.

In 1979  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their third album Damn the Torpedoes.

In 1993 Pearl Jam released their second album Vs. The album would debut at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart setting a then-record selling 950,378 copies in its first week of release.

In 1996 Rush kicked off their tour in support of their sixteenth studio album Test for Echo.  This would be Rush’s first tour without an opening act, which has continued on Rush tours to this day.

 

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