This Day in Music History: January 6th
1993: On the U.K. television show Tonight, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman confirmed that he was leaving the group.
1987: Eric Clapton began a six night stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall. This would become an on-again/off-again annual stint for Clapton.
1979: Billy Joel peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “My Life” which was Joel’s second top ten single in the U.S.
1977: EMI Records released the Sex Pistols from their contract due to their rowdy public behavior. The Sex Pistols were given a $68,000 payout for the early release.
1976: Peter Frampton released his breakthrough double live album Frampton Comes Alive! The album would be certified Gold less than eight weeks after its release & go on to sell six million copies in the U.S.
1975: Pink Floyd entered Abbey Road Studios in London to begin work on Wish You Were Here.
1975: Approximately 1,000 Led Zeppelin fans rioted & caused $30,000 worth of damage to Boston Garden while waiting for Led Zeppelin tickets to go on sale for an upcoming concert, which would be cancelled by Boston’s mayor due to the riot.
1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young made their U.K. live debut at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1958: The Gibson Guitar Corporation patented its Flying V guitar.
Syd Barrett-singer & guitarist for Pink Floyd born in 1946
Malcolm Young-guitarist for AC/DC born in 1953
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