Why January 19th Matters In Rock History

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It’s January 19th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

In 1980, Pink Floyd ’s The Wall started a 15-week at number one on the album chart.

In 1988, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue ’s manager, Doc McGhee , pleaded guilty to importing more than 40-thousand pounds of marijuana to the US from Colombia on a shrimp boat. He received a five-year suspended prison sentence, a fine of 15-thousand dollars and was ordered to set up an anti-drugs foundation.

In 1993, Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton ’s presidential inauguration.

In 1988, Metallica began recording their fourth album, ...And Justice for All .

In 2011, Aerosmith ’s Steven Tyler made his debut as a judge on American Idol .

And in 1994, Axl Rose showed up on time for the ninth Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony to induct Elton John . He also performed “Come Together” with Bruce Springsteen at the event. It would be his last public appearance until 1998.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

(H/T This Day in Music )

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