This Day in Music History: January 24th
2001: AC/DC made-up their scheduled show from the previous night in Adelaide, Australia. The previous night’s concert was postponed due to drummer Phil Rudd being diagnosed with a kidney infection.
2000: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young kicked off their reunion tour at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit. This was Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s first tour together since 1974.
1995: Van Halen released their tenth studio album Balance, their final album with Sammy Hagar singing for them. The album would reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart & sell three million copies in the U.S.
1981: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him hospitalized for two months.
1980: A billboard was put up on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles advertising Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Every day a brick was put up until the entire space was covered.
1979: The Clash released their first American single, a cover of Sonny Curtis song “I Fought the Law”.
1976: The live version of “Rock and Roll All Nite” by Kiss peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, giving Kiss their first top forty single.
1969: Jethro Tull played in the U.S. for the first time at New York City’s Fillmore East, opening for Led Zeppelin.
1969: The Doors performed their first concert at Madison Square Garden, where they were paid over $50,000 which made them one of the highest paid acts of the year.
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