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Frampton comes alive! Humble Pie guitarist and solo performer, Peter Frampton, is born. 1950
Somebody at A&M Records thought it would be a good idea to put out a double live album. With the onslaught of disco and not much happening in Rock, “Frampton Comes Alive” (’76) sold millions of copies and became the best-selling double LP at the time.
Offspring’s “Ixnay On The Hombre” goes platinum. It’s the group’s first album for Columbia Records. 1997
The band’s fourth studio effort peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200.
The title is a combination of Pig Latin and Spanish.
“Bring Me To Life,” from Evanescence’s debut album “Fallen,” is released as a single. The track was written by group members Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges. 2003
Later in the year, the song went platinum for moving over one-million units.
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One of the landmark Rock songs, “Wild Thing” by the Troggs, is released in the U.S. on both the Fontana and ACTO labels. 1966
Wallace Snowcroft, President of the U.K.’s National Federation of Hairdressers, is distressed about the ‘long hair’ trend. He has the harshest words for the Rolling Stones. “One of them looks as if he has a feather duster on his head.” Had to be talking about Keith Richards. 1964
With Andy Warhol producing, the Velvet Underground start recording their debut, “Velvet Underground & Nico.” 1966
The Who give the first complete performance of their Rock opera “Tommy.” The show is in Dolton, England. 1969
Vocalist-composer-guitarist-pianist, Daniel Johns (Silverchair), has a birthday. 1979
The J. Geils Band release their most successful album to date, “Love Stinks” featuring the humorous title track. 1980
Rapper turned Rocker, Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker), is born in Houston, TX. 1990
Pantera roll out “The Great Southern Trendkill.” It turns out to be the group’s last platinum album. 1996
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora pleads no contest to a drunken-driving charge stemming from an arrest the previous month in Laguna Beach, CA. A related DUI count is dropped as part of the deal, which calls for the guitarist to pay penalties totaling $1,600, attend an alcohol-education class and undergo three year’s probation. 2008
Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson receive the Founders Award at ASCAP’s 26th annual Pop Music Awards in L.A. The performing rights organization’s president Marilyn Bergman describes the Wilsons as “music trailblazers” whose “success and influence helped pave the way for other female artists. 2009v
Earth Day News: Pearl Jam receive the Planet Defender award from Rock the Earth, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization. 2011
Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil becomes a part owner of the Arena Football League’s Jacksonville Sharks. Neil plans to move the franchise to his adopted hometown of Las Vegas. 2014
St. Vincent (Annie Clark) is the Record Store Day ambassador. She is the first female Rock performer to hold that title in Record Store Day’s 10-year history. The top vinyl album seller is the Grateful Dead set “P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 7/29/66.” The #1 single is a seven-inch with remastered versions of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane.” The annual event promotes brick-and-mortar music shops through special releases. 2017
To promote his solo album “Earthling” Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder conducts an Earth Day interview with the crew aboard the international space station. Set up through NASA Vedder asks the crew about climate change. 2022