Why January 6th Matters In Rock History
By Dave Basner
January 6, 2021
It’s January 6th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1958, The Rolling Stones kicked off their first headlining tour in Harrow, England.
In 1976, Peter Frampton’s double-length Frampton Comes Alive! was released.
In 1993, bassist Bill Wyman announced that he had officially left The Rolling Stones.
In 1990, Phil Collins started three-weeks on top of the album chart with…But Seriously.
In 1958, Gibson patented its Flying V electric guitar.
In 1973, Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” started a three-week run at number one. Mick Jagger provides backing vocals on it.
In 1975, Boston’s mayor canceled a Led Zeppelin concert after 2000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets.
In 2009, Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead, having passed away a few days earlier from a heart attack. The rocker is known for helping the band to become one of the most influential rock groups.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)