June 13, 2024

This Day in History: 2025-04-10

APRIL 10th

“Frampton Comes Alive!” is the #1 album in the U.S. 1976

With the onslaught of disco and not much happening in Rock, “Frampton Comes Alive!” becomes the best-selling double album at the time with the songs “Show Me The Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way” and “Do You Feel Like We Do.” It sells over 25-million copies.

Nirvana enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. KISS, with original members fighting amongst themselves and refusing to perform together, Peter Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt are also inducted. 2014


A major Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent fan, Brian Setzer is born in Massapequa, Long Island, NY. Setzer fronts the Stray Cats and The Brian Setzer Orchestra in addition to a solo career. 1959

Ratt guitarist, Warren DeMartini, enters the world.  1963

“The Beatles Second Album” is out. The set is mostly covers but does hold “She Loves You.” The album subsequently knocks “Meet The Beatles!” from the #1 spot. It’s the first time an act replaces itself at #1 on the U.S. album chart. 1964

Having quit The Beatles the day before, Paul McCartney makes it official with a public announcement. In a statement, McCartney says he doesn’t know “whether the break will be temporary or permanent.” Ultimately, this only gets him blamed for breaking up the band.  1970

Staind’s Mike Mushok has a birthday. The lead guitarist is from Ludlow, MA. 1970

Chris Carrabba, singer/guitarist for Dashboard Confessional, has a birthday.  1975

Iron Maiden‘s third album, “Number Of The Beast,” enters the U.K. chart at #1.  1982

Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin plays his first show with Smashing Pumpkins since being re-instated. He was kicked out three years earlier due to drug problems. 1999

Fans of the late, great Doors singer, Jim Morrison, petition Florida governor Charlie Crist to pardon the Lizard King who was convicted of exposing himself (among other charges) during the infamous Miami concert in ’70. The case was on appeal when Morrison died in Paris a year later. Surprisingly, Crist claims he’s seriously considering a pardon, which he eventually grants. 2007

Mired in a sex abuse scandal that won’t go away, the Vatican tries to change the topic by praising The Beatles. The Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano publishes their first-ever statement praising the group. The article acknowledges that The Beatles took drugs and lived an “uninhibited lifestyle,” but contends they also wrote powerful songs that “changed forever pop music.” To top it off, the paper pretty much dismisses John Lennon’s infamous “we’re bigger than Christ” statement (made forty-four years earlier) as a non-issue. 2010

Bonnie Raitt releases her sixteenth studio album, “Slipstream.” It’s her first album to enter the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 since “Nick Of Time” in ’94. 2012

“Waiting On A War” by the Foo Fighters is #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.  2021

Europe (“The Final Countdown”) is awarded the Music Export Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports by Johan Forssell, the Swedish minister for international development cooperation and foreign trade. “Swedish music exports bring in billions and the industry contributes to job opportunities, growth and spreading a positive image of Sweden abroad,” says Forssell.  2024

“Orbit: Rush,” a comic book that reveals how the band came together to create their best-known songs, is released. Within days, it is the #1 new release on Amazon for biographies and history graphic novels.  2024