This week in 1992, Pearl Jam came on the scene big time with their debut album “Ten” entering the music charts. The collection would hit #2 and hold that position for four weeks and sell more than 12 million copies.
AC/DC was hot this week back in 1981, following up 1980's record breaking "Back in Black" their album “For Those About To Rock, We Salute You” came out and become the bands first #1 album selling an estimated seven million copies worldwide.
This week in 1984, the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" was the #1 single in England on its way to the same position in the U.S.A. The tune was done by Band Aid, which was a band of musicians put together by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof to raise money to feed the hungry in Ethiopia.
This week in 1986, Bruce Springsteen made a serious anti war statement with his cover of Edwin Starr's "War". Recorded in concert September 1985 at the L.A. Coliseum during the "Born In The U.S.A." tour.
This week in 1963, Kellogg Pop Tarts hit the grocery store shelves. Post Cereal Company came up with the idea but due to a marketing error Kellogg grabbed the idea and ran with it. In the beginning there were only four flavors of Pop-Tarts
Here’s a flashback that goes way back. We’re talking 1965, an old folk song based on versus from Bible in the book Ecclesiastes the single “Turn, Turn, Turn” by The Byrds hits the music charts ends up at #1 for three weeks.
This week in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their second album "Led Zeppelin II" just ten months after their debut album. “Led Zeppelin II” would solidify the bands worldwide popularity and would make them a major artistic force in rock and roll.
Let’s set the "Carl Coffey Rock and Roll Wayback Machine" to this week in 1977. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" debut album bearing the band’s name finally enters the album charts after being released in the autumn of 1976. The LP peaked at #55.
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