APR 11-17: Historic events this week from Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, The Ramones and Temple of the Dog
APRIL 12, 1976: BOB 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 13, 1987: FLEETWOOD MAC’S TANGO IN THE NIGHT
Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night was originally conceived as Lindsey Buckingham’s third solo album.
The 3x Platinum album featured the #1 singles “Little Lies” and “Everywhere”; the latter going double Platinum on its own.
It’s the band’s last to feature the classic lineup of John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.
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APRIL 15, 2001: JOEY RAMONE DIES
Joey Ramone, the iconic and legendary Ramones frontman, died after a seven year battle with lymphoma.
It was reported that he was listening to U2’s “In a Little While” in his hospital room when he passed away.
He was 49.
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APRIL 16, 1991: TEMPLE OF THE DOG’S ONLY ALBUM
After the death of Mother Love Bone singer, Andrew Wood, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell wrote songs in response to his friend’s passing.
The resulting album, Temple of the Dog, featured Eddie Vedder and members of Mother Love Bone, who would form Pearl Jam shortly after.
Temple of the Dog’s only album went Platinum, peaking at #5. Lead single “Hunger Strike” went to #4 and still receives considerable radio airplay after 30 years.