Today In Rock History… January 8th
1966: The Beatles started a six week run at number one on the U.S. Album Chart with “Rubber Soul”, giving the band their seventh U.S. chart topper. The group also started a three week run at number one on the U.S. singles chart with “We Can Work It Out”, the group’s eleventh U.S. number one single.
1974: Kiss signed with Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records. Shortly after signing they held a dress rehearsal for members of the press.
1977: Queen topped the U.K. Album Chart with “A Day at the Races” and reached number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
1977: Burton Cummings, the previous frontman for The Guess Who, peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his debut solo single “Stand Tall”. This was his only top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.
1979: The Canadian Government named Rush the country’s official Ambassadors of Music.
1983: Don Henley earned his first top ten solo single in the U.S. after “Dirty Laundry” peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Elvis Presley born in 1935
Terry Sylvester – guitarist for The Hollies born in 1945
Robby Krieger – guitarist for The Doors born in 1946
David Bowie born in 1947
Mike Reno – singer for Loverboy born in 1955