Why July 15th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
July 15, 2019
It’s July 15th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 2004, U2 called the police after thieves swiped a copy of the band’s upcoming album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. It happened during a photo shoot in France and the group feared that the disc would get into the hands of bootleggers and cost them and their record company millions of dollars.
In 1999, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band kicked off the North American leg of their reunion tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
In 1989, Pink Floyd played a free show in Venice, Italy. Over 200-thousand fans attended the gig, causing damage to buildings and bridges.
In 1978, The Rolling Stones began a two-week run on top of the album chart with Some Girls, their seventh number one record.
In 1989, Simply Red had the number one song in the country with their version of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.”
In 2008, John Mellencamp released his album Life, Death, Love and Freedom.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)