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Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 26

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listenlive listicle Rock N Roll Diary: December 26

In 1981, AC/DC’s album “For Those About to Rock, We Salute You” reached #1. What was their next #1 in the States?

Answer: Black Ice

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1967: The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” film premieres on British TV.
  • 1970: Former Beatle George Harrison reaches #1 on the American singles charts with his song “My Sweet Lord.”
  • 1978: The Aerosmith “Live Bootleg” album is certified platinum.
  • 1981: AC/DC’s album “For Those About to Rock, We Salute You” reaches #1 in sales in the U.S., knocking The Rolling Stones album “Tattoo You” off the top of the charts. “Tattoo You” had been #1 for nine weeks.
  • 1997: The New York Post reports that The Rolling Stones were the top-grossing concert draw of the year, bringing in more than $89 million. U2 came in second with $79 million for their “Popmart” tour. U2, however, didn’t net a lot of money because their tour cost more than a quarter-million dollars per day to run.
  • 2003: The Playground in St. Petersburg, Russia, which was created with a $5,000 donation from Paul McCartney, officially opens.
  • From the WZLX ticket stash…Fleetwood Mac played the Boston Tea Party in 1969.
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