This Day in Music History: May 9th

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1998: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at their peak position of number eight on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Walking into Clarksdale which went on to go Gold.

1998: Jimmy Page appears on Saturday Night Live with P. Diddy to perform “Come With Me” which sampled the guitar riff of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”.

1987: Europe peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their third album The Final Countdown which went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.

1974: Bruce Springsteen’s performance in Boston, MA inspires Rolling Stone critic & future manager Jon Landau to write “I have seen rock & roll’s future and his name is Bruce Springsteen”.

1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive received their first Gold record for Bachman-Turner Overdrive II which contained the hit singles “Let It Ride” & “Takin’ Care of Business”.

1970: The Guess Who become the first Canadian rock group to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “American Woman”. The song would stay on top for three weeks.

1969: George Harrison released his second solo album Electronic Sound which was the final release on Zapple Records, an offshoot of The Beatles’ Apple Records.

1965: Bob Dylan performed the first of two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All of The Beatles were in attendance & spent the evening with Dylan after the concert. 

1964: Chuck Berry made his live debut in the U.K. at London’s Astoria Theatre. The Animals opened for Berry.

Billy Joel born in 1949
Tom Petersson-bassist for Cheap Trick born in 1950

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