29 years ago this month, The Cure released their seventh studio album, an effort which – coming as it did on the heels of their highly successful best-of collection, Standing on a Beach: The Singles – proved to be the proper start of the band’s big US breakthrough.
If you’re looking for proof that punk rock never dies, then you need look no further than this fact: the Ramones’ self-titled debut album is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the band is still as popular as ever, despite the fact that this year also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band’s dissolution.
36 years ago today, Genesis surprised their Los Angeles fans in two ways: they announced that they’d be playing an unexpected show at a very intimate venue, and when the tickets went on sale, they were situated squarely in the box office, selling the tickets themselves.
56 years ago today, celebrated siblings Don and Phil Everly were in the midst of a 5-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with their very first #1 single for their new label, Warner Brothers Records.
29 years ago today, The Doobie Brothers, who’d been broken up for half a decade, kicked off a mini-reunion tour which subsequently led to a permanent regrouping of the band that has continued in some capacity or other ever since.