The Foo Fighters got its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction weekend off to what Dave Grohl called a “cozy” start last night playing a special club show at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Announced just two days before, tickets for the concert were snapped up in minutes.
AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" has just passed the billion mark on YouTube. As a commenter put it… “this song is so good my neighbors threw a brick through my window, so they could hear it better”.
In the History of Rock in 1977 – A 30-year-old rocker named Marvin Lee Aday, who uses the stage name Meat Loaf, releases his landmark album "Bat Out Of Hell". Since that time, the LP has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.
In 1983 – Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" marks its 491st week on the Billboard album chart, surpassing the previous record holder, "Johnny's Greatest Hits" by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of the list in October 1988, "Dark Side" had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
And in 2005 –The four original wax heads of The Beatles that were used for the cover of their Sgt. Pepper album were auctioned off after being discovered in a back room at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London. The winning bidder paid $127,000 for the set.