Today In Rock History… January 11th
1992: Nirvana topped the Billboard 200 Album Chart with “Nevermind” for the first of two non-consecutive weeks at number one. Their single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” also peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The band also made their debut appearance on U.S. television on Saturday Night Live on this day.
2003: Britain’s oldest rockers came out winners in The Pollstar listing of the Top 10 grossing US tours of 2002: Paul McCartney $68m , The Rolling Stones $58m , Elton John $47m , The Who $20m , Ozzy Osbourne $18m , Peter Gabriel $10m , Yes $6m , Elvis Costello $5m , The Moody Blues $4m and Jethro Tull $3m .
Clarence Clemons-saxophonist for the E Street Band born in 1942
Tony Kaye-keyboardist for Yes born in 1946