Today In Rock History…July 23rd
In 1993, Nirvana played a surprise concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City showcasing material from their upcoming album In Utero.
In 1988, Def Leppard reached number one of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with Hysteria. Hysteria went on to spend six non-consecutive weeks at number one & sell twenty million copies worldwide. They also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart on this day with “Pour Some Sugar on Me”.
In 1983, The Police kicked off the North American leg of their tour in support of Synchronicity at Comiskey Park in Chicago.
In 1977, Foreigner released their second single “Cold as Ice” which went on to peak at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Happy Birthday to…
Slash – guitarist for Guns N’ Roses born in 1965
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