Today In Rock History…July 14th
In 1984, Heart singer Ann Wilson & Loverboy singer Mike Reno reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their duet “Almost Paradise” from the Footloose soundtrack. The producers’ original male choice was Foreigner singer Lou Gramm who turned down the project.
In 1982, Van Halen kicked off their “Hide Your Sheep” Tour at the Augusta-Richmond Civic Center in Augusta, GA in support of Diver Down. This tour would later bring the band to South America for the first time.
In 1979, Cheap Trick peaked at number four for four weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with “Cheap Trick at Budokan” which was their first top ten album in the U.S.
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