THIS WEEK IN ROCK
October 27, 2019
Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…
#OnThisDay October 21, 1973
David Cassidy hits the top of the UK charts for the second and final time when ‘Daydreamer’ goes to No. 1 where it remains for three weeks. Did you know that it was the 10th best selling single of that year?
#OnThisDay October 22, 1990
Pearl Jam make their live debut when they play at the Off Ramp venue in Seattle. Since then, they’ve sold some 85m albums worldwide as well being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
#OnThisDay October 23, 1976
Chicago begin a two-week residency at the top of the US charts with ‘If You Leave Me Now’. A global smash hit, it also hit No. 1 in the UK and goes on to nab the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
#OnThisDay October 24, 1962
Happy birthday to My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe. Check out this amazing live footage of the band delivering ‘Soon’ with the kind of force you’ve come to expect.
#OnThisDay October 25, 1968
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release their third and final album, the double-vinyl ‘Electric Ladyland’. Topping the US charts and peaking at No. 6 in the UK, it remains in the album charts for 12 weeks.
#OnThisDay October 26, 2008
AC/DC’s 15th studio album, ‘Black Ice’, rockets to the top of the UK album charts. The second-biggest selling album of the year, it also goes to No. 1 in 29 different countries!
#OnThisDay October 27, 1975
Bruce Springsteen makes publishing history when he appears on the front cover of Time and Newsweek magazines in the same week. Watch this incendiary version of ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’ from five years later!
This week’s Video of the Week is Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’.
Here are a few things you might not know about the track:Read more
Celebrate 30 years of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album ‘Ten’.Read more
Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…Read more
What do all of these artists have in common? They are some of the solo artists that have achieved the most Number 1 albums on the Official UK Chart!Read more