Why January 18th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
January 17, 2020
It’s January 18th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1964, The Beatles made their US chart debut when “I Want to Hold Your Hand” entered at number 45, just ten days after its release. It would go on to spend seven weeks at number one.
In 1984, Van Halen kicked off their 103-date 1984 North American tour at Jacksonville Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)