This Day in Music History: April 10th

1992: Axl Rose left Chicago before a Chicago sheriff could arrest him for allegedly starting a riot during a Guns N’ Roses concert in St. Louis the previous July. St. Louis County authorities had issued a warrant for Rose’s arrest.

1982: Iron Maiden reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with The Number of the Beast, which began a two week run on top of the chart.

1976: Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first of ten non-consecutive weeks on top and became the biggest selling live album of all time. Today it’s the fourth biggest selling live album of all time.

1976: Bad Company’s third album Run with the Pack peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart where it stayed for two weeks. The following December, Run with the Pack would become their first Platinum album.

1976: “Dream On” by Aerosmith peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, two and a half years after its initial release when it only peaked at number 59.

1973: Led Zeppelin received their fifth Gold album for Houses of the Holy which went on to sell eleven million copies in the U.S.

1970: Paul McCartney issued a press statement that The Beatles have disbanded. McCartney stated “I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John.”

1970: During a Doors concert in Boston, Jim Morrison was dragged offstage by keyboardist Ray Manzarek after Morrison asked the crowd if they wanted to see his genitals.

1962: The original bassist of The Beatles Stuart Stucliffe died of cerebral paralysis caused by a brain hemorrhage in Hamburg, Germany. He was 21 years old.

1956: Leo Fender received a patent for the Stratocaster guitar. 

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