This Week In Classic Rock History

Apr 12-18: Historic events this week from Bob Seger, The Doobie Brothers, George Harrison and The Beatles

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APRIL 12, 1976: SEGER RELEASES LIVE BULLET

For years, Bob Seger and his live show were scarcely known outside of Detroit.

The incendiary performances on Live Bullet, which featured “Travelin’ Man/Beautiful Loser”, “Turn the Page” and “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”, finally made Bob Seger a household name.

Live Bullet would pave the way for the multi-Platinum success of Night Moves, which was released 6 months later.

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APRIL 14, 1979: WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES IS #1

A few months after releasing Minute by Minute, the Doobie Brothers had their second #1 single since 1975’s “Black Water”.

Co-written with Kenny Loggins, the song would go on to win Grammys for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

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APRIL 14, 2009: GEORGE HARRISON’S STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

20 years after Lennon, Harrison became the second Beatle to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The honor was accepted on Harrison’s behalf by his wife Olivia and son Dhani, as well as Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney.

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APRIL 17, 1971: EACH BEATLE HAS SOLO SINGLE ON BILLBOARD HOT 100

Before the Beatles officially broke up, they’d all released solo albums.

With Ringo releasing “It Don’t Come Easy”, all four ex-Beatles had singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” (peaking at #1)
  • Ringo Starr’s “It Don’t Come Easy” (peaking at #4)
  • Paul McCartney’s “Another Day” (peaking at #5)
  • John Lennon’s “Power to the People” (peaking at #11)

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