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The Day in Rock 11/14


Birthdays:
James “J.Y.” Young-guitarist for Styx born in 1949
Alec John Such-bassist for Bon Jovi born in 1956

2000: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee released his first solo album called My Favorite Headache. It basically flopped.
 

1992: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford performed the first of two concerts fronting Black Sabbath opening for Ozzy Osbourne. The reason? Ronnie James Dio refused to perform because Ozzy was re-forming the original Sabbath lineup, as these concerts were advertised as Osbourne’s farewell concerts.

1991: Aerosmith were inducted into the Boston Garden Hall of Fame.

1990: Pete Townshend revealed he was bisexual in an interview with Newsweek, but changed his tune in a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone. Townshend said he experimented in the 1960’s, and that he's heterosexual.

1989: Aerosmith kicked off their first European tour in 12 years at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. David Coverdale of Whitesnake joined them for a cover of The Beatles’ “I’m Down”.

1987: Billy Idol peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his first compilation album Vital Idol which went on to go Platinum in the U.S. "Mony Mony" was a big hit from the album.

1977: Kiss kicked off their tour in support of Alive II in Oklahoma City.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience & Pink Floyd kicked off a U.K. tour at Royal Albert Hall in London.

 

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