Today In Rock History… December 6th
In 1969 Led Zeppelin peaked at number four on the U.S. singles chart with “Whole Lotta Love”. This was the first single to reach the top forty.
In 1973 The Steve Miller Band’s ‘The Joker’ went Gold and went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.
In 1997 Metallica reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their seventh studio album Reload which spent one week on top of the chart, making it Metallica’s third album to debut at number one in the U.S.
In 1980 U2 performed for the first time in North America at The Ritz in New York City.
Happy Birthday to…
Peter Buck-guitarist for R.E.M. born in 1956
Randy Rhoads-guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne born in 1956