Today in Rock History…Oct. 27th
In 1970 Black Sabbath kicked off their first tour of North America at Glassboro State College in Glassboro, NJ.
In 1975 After releasing the single and album Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen had the rare honour of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US.
In 1988 Def Leppard performed their final concert in support of Hysteria. This was also their final concert with original guitarist Steve Clark who died in 1991.
In 1988 U2’s documentary Rattle and Hum received its world premiere in Dublin.
On this date last year The Pet Shop Boys’ “Always On My Mind” was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’ came in second place, followed by The Stranglers’ version of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Walk On By’. Jimi Hendrix’s take on Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’ came fourth and Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ completed the top five.
Happy Birthday to…
K.K. Downing-guitarist for Judas Priest born in 1951
Scott Weiland-singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver born in 1967
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