OCT 18-24: Historic events this week from Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, and Meat Loaf
OCTOBER 18, 1969: ROD STEWART JOINS THE FACES
After the Small Faces disbanded in 1969; Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones carried on as The Faces.
They added Rod Stewart on vocals and Ronnie Wood on guitar, and quickly got to work on their debut album, First Step.
The Small Faces & The Faces were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
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OCTOBER 20, 1979: DYLAN’S ONLY SNL APPEARANCE
In Saturday Night Live‘s history, Bob Dylan has been a musical guest only once.
He appeared on the program to promote his 19th studio album, Slow Train Coming.
He performed “When You Gonna Wake Up”, “I Believe in You”, and the Grammy-winning “Gotta Serve Somebody”.
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OCTOBER 21, 1977: BAT OUT OF HELL
Meat Loaf’s Todd Rundgren-produced debut album has sold 43 million worldwide thanks to top 40 hits “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”
After Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Bat Out of Hell is the 3rd longest charting studio album in the UK, having spent 522 total weeks on the UK charts.
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OCTOBER 23, 2007: RAISING SAND DEBUTS AT #2
Robert Plant’s only collaborative album with Alison Krauss made it’s debut at #2 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Raising Sand is the highest charting album for Plant outside of his work with Led Zeppelin.
The album won 5 Grammys; sweeping all categories in which it was nominated, including Album of the Year & Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.