This Day in Music History: January 22nd
1994: Rush kicked off their tour in support of Counterparts at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, FL.
1993: Metallica kicked off their Nowhere Else to Roam tour at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI in support of their self-titled fifth album.
1990: During the seventeenth annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Slash & Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses were visibly drunk & said various obscenities during their acceptance speech. Due to this incident, every subsequent American Music Awards show was on broadcast delay.
1989: Gene Simmons’ longtime partner Shannon Tweed gave birth to their first child, a son named Nicholas.
1983: The Clash peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Rock the Casbah” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1977: Wings reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for one week with their triple live album, Wings over America.
1971: Joe Cocker’s documentary on his American tour with Leon Russell, Mad Dogs & Englishmen premiered at London’s Festival Place.
1966: The Beatles peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Day Tripper”.
1965: The Animals were set to record their live album The Animals at the Apollo at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. Before the concert, the U.S. Immingration Department ordered the concert to be cancelled.
Steve Perry-singer for Journey born in 1953
Steven Adler-drummer for Guns N’ Roses born in 1965
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