Why August 12th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
August 12, 2019
It’s August 12th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1968, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed at a studio in London. The first song they played was a version of “The Train Kept A-Rollin’.”
In 1991, Metallica released their self-titled album. The band’s fifth and best-selling studio effort is of course better known as The Black Album.
In 1999, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band closed out their record-setting 15-show stand at East Rutherford, New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
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