Rock N’ Roll Diary: April 5

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The “Nine Lives” album by Aerosmith reached #1 on the Billboard Album Sales chart on this day in 1997. How many #1 albums have Aerosmith had in the U.S.?

Answer: Just Two – Nine Lives and Get a Grip

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

  • 1967: Paul McCartney flew to Denver, Colorado for girlfriend Jane Asher’s 21st birthday and the music magazines had a field day! Jane and Paul were quite the couple for a while, but broke up by mid-1968.
  • 1980: R.E.M. played its first ever gig at a private party in Athens, Georgia.
  • 1981: Singer Bob “The Bear” Hite of Canned Heat died of a heart attack.
  • 1997: The Aerosmith album Nine Lives debuted at #1 on the U.S. album sales chart published by Billboard magazine.
  • 1998: One of England’s great rock drummers, Cozy Powell, died in a high-speed car crash. Powell drummed for Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and the Jeff Beck Group.
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash…Steppenwolf was at the Music Hall in 1970…And in 1972 Emerson, Lake and Palmer played the same venue.
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