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This Week In Classic Rock History

Historic events this week from Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, INXS and Bob Dylan

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OCTOBER 10, 1977: AEROSMITH INJURED ONSTAGE
Before an encore in Philly, an M-80 was thrown on stage.

The explosion burned Steven Tyler’s cornea and ruptured an artery in Joe Perry’s hand.

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OCTOBER 11, 2016: ROD STEWART IS KNIGHTED

“Rod the Mod” became Sir Roderick David Stewart in 2016 for his services to music and charity.

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OCTOBER 12, 1979: FLEETWOOD MAC’S TUSK
Fleetwood Mac followed up Rumours with the experimental double-album, Tusk.

Tusk was initially scheduled to be released on 10/15/79. However, the release date was moved up when radio stations began playing the album in full, and encouraging listeners to tape it.

Despite its experimental nature, Tusk would go on to sell over 2 million copies, and the singles “Sara” & “Tusk” would go top 10 in the US.

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OCTOBER 12, 1987: INXS’ KICK
Working again with producer Chris Thomas, who helmed the 2x Platinum Listen Like Thieves, INXS delivered their biggest album.

Kick featured four US top 10 singles: Need You Tonight (#1), Devil Inside (#2), New Sensation (#3) and Never Tear Us Apart (#5) The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

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OCTOBER 13, 2016: BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE
Bob Dylan made history by becoming the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

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