This Day in Music History: November 8th

2008: AC/DC reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time in twenty-seven years with Black Ice which began a two week run at number one.

1986: Boston reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Amanda”. “Amanda” was one of the few songs to reach the top of the singles chart in the 1980s without a music video made for it. 

1986: Ric Ocasek of The Cars made his first televised appearance as a solo artist as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

1985: Jack Osbourne, the third child of Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne was born in St. John’s Wood, London.

1980: Bruce Springsteen reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with The River. It would remain on top of the chart for four weeks.

1980: AC/DC peaked at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “You Shook Me All Night Long” which was their first top forty single in the U.S.

1977: Suzi Quatro made her first appearance on Happy Days as Leather Tuscadero, the younger sister of Fonzie’s girlfriend.

1971: Led Zeppelin released their fourth album Led Zeppelin IV. The album would later reach number two on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell 23 million copies in the U.S. alone, making it the third biggest selling album in U.S. history.

1970: Jim Morrison recorded poetry which would later be set to music by The Doors after Morrison’s death released in 1978 as An American Prayer.

Birthdays:
Roy Wood-singer & guitarist for The Move born in 1946
Bonnie Raitt born in 1949