This Day in Music History: April 24th

2010: Rush’s documentary Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

1991: Jane’s Addiction performed at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the first time for a sellout concert with 14, 314 in attendance.

1990: While workers were preparing Roger Waters’ production of The Wall at the Berlin Wall, an unexploded bomb from the World War II era was discovered.

1989: Tom Petty released his debut solo album Full Moon Fever, which would go on to be the biggest selling non-compilation album of his career, selling five million copies and contain the hit singles “I Won’t Back Down”, “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and “Free Fallin’”.

1976: Wings reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the fourth time with Wings at the Speed of Sound which spent seven non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart and went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.

1976: Queen peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Bohemian Rhapsody” which was their first top ten single in the U.S. 

1971: Alice Cooper peaked at number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I’m Eighteen”, their first top forty single in the U.S.

1965: The Kinks peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Tired of Waiting for You” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.

1961: Bob Dylan played harmonica on Harry Belafonte’s recording of “Midnight Special”. This was Dylan’s first official recording and he received a $50 session fee.

Birthdays:
Doug Clifford-drummer for Credence Clearwater Revival born in 1945
Glenn Cornick-bassist for Jethro Tull born in 1947
Jack Blades-bassist for Night Ranger and Damn Yankees born in 1954

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