Why October 19th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
October 19, 2022
It’s October 19th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to number one on the US album chart with Not Fragile.
In 1985, A-Ha had the number one song in the country with “Take On Me.”
In 1993, Pearl Jam released their second album,Vs., which featured classics like “Daughter,” “Dissident” and “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.”
And in 2005, U2’s Bono had lunch with President George W. Bush in the White House where they discussed, among other issues, fighting AIDS.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)