Today In Rock History…July 9th
In 1996, Deep Purple performed “Smoke on the Water” in Montreux for the first time. “Smoke on the Water” was written after the band survived a nightclub fire in Montreux.
In 1994, The Kiss tribute album “Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved” entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at its peak position of number nineteen. The album featured Kiss songs covered by Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks & Extreme.
In 1988, Cheap Trick went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “The Flame”
Happy Birthday to…
Bon Scott – singer for AC/DC born in 1946
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