This Week In Classic Rock History

JAN 3-9: Historic events this week from The Doors, Elton John, Neil Peart and David Bowie

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JANUARY 4, 1967: THE DOORS’ DEBUT ALBUM
The Doors’ classic debut album remains their biggest seller with 4 million copies sold in the US alone.

The album peaked at #2 on the charts thanks to #1 single “Light My Fire” and “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”.

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JANUARY 4, 1975: “LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS” IS #1
Elton John’s cover of the Beatles’ psychedelic classic became his fourth US #1.

Featuring John Lennon on guitar and backing vocals, the single spent 2 weeks at #1 and sold over 1,000,000 copies.

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JANUARY 7, 2020: NEIL PEART DIES
Peart was diagnosed with brain cancer 3½ years before he ultimately died.

Only those closest to the legendary Rush drummer knew he was ill.

He was 67.

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JANUARY 8, 2016: BOWIE RELEASES BLACKSTAR
David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released on his 69th birthday.

With nearly 2 million copies sold worldwide, it’s his biggest selling album since 1983’s Let’s Dance.

Blackstar is Bowie’s only US #1 studio album.

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