Why January 24th Matters In Rock History

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It’s January 24th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

In 1969, Jethro Tull played in America for the first time. They opened up for Led Zeppelin in New York City.

In 1980, a billboard promoting Pink Floyd ’s new album, The Wall , went up on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. It was of a blank wall and each day a brick was “removed” from it to slowly reveal the inside spread and title of the album.

In 1976, Bob Dylan started a five-week run on top of the album chart with Desire .

In 2016, David Bowie ’s final album, Blackstar , topped the charts in both America and the UK.

And in 1995, Van Halen released their Balance LP. It was the last album recorded with singer Sammy Hagar .

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

(H/T This Day in Music )

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