Today In Rock History…Aug.12th

Published On August 12, 2018 | By Connor Hutchinson | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1999, Alice Cooper’s music publisher reached an out of court settlement with Kiss’ music publisher over a claim that Kiss’ song “Dreamin’” sounded a little too close to Alice Cooper’s breakthrough hit “I’m Eighteen”.

In 1994, Heart began a five night stand at the Backstage Club in Seattle to record their acoustic album The Road Home which was released the following year.

In 1972, Alice Cooper reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart with “School’s Out” which spent three weeks on top of the chart. It was Cooper’s only number one single in the U.K.

In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant met each other for the first time for a rehearsal. The first song they played was “Train Kept A-Rollin’”.

In 1967, Fleetwood Mac made their live debut at London’s National Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival’s headliners were Donavan and Pink Floyd.

Happy Birthday to…

Mark Knopfler – singer & guitarist for Dire Straits born in 1949

 

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