Today In Rock History…July 15th
In 1989, While Pink Floyd performed on a floating stage in Venice, their audience of 200,000 ended up causing damage to Venice’s bridges & make marble crumble from centuries-old buildings.
In 1978, The Rolling Stones reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the seventh time with “Some Girls”; which began a two week run on top of the chart. “Some Girls” would later go on to be their biggest selling album after it was certified Platinum six times in 2000.
In 1972, Elton John began a five week run at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with “Honky Chateau”; his first number one album in the U.S. John also peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Rocket Man”, John’s second top ten single in the U.S.
Happy Birthday to…
Artimus Pyle – drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd born in 1948
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