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This Week In Classic Rock History

Historic events this week from George Harrison, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and Scott Weiland

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This Week In Classic Rock History

NOVEMBER 27, 1970: ALL THINGS MUST PASS
George Harrison’s 3 LP third solo album was his first since the Beatles officially broke up.

The album features many songs dating back to ’66 and either went unused or were “rejected” by the Beatles, including:

“Isn’t It a Pity”, “All Things Must Pass”, “Hear Me Lord”, “Let It Down” and “Art of Dying”.

All Things Must Pass would spend 7 straight weeks at #1, on its way to going 6x Platinum.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2020: AC/DC’s POWER UP IS #1
With the return of vocalist Brian Johnson, AC/DC released their highly anticipated 17th album, Power Up.

Power Up went to #1 in many nations all over the world, including the United States.

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NOVEMBER 30, 1979: THE WALL
Pink Floyd’s epic double album, The Wall, is one of the most popular and successful concept albums & rock operas of all time.

It spent 15 straight weeks at #1 at the beginning of 1980.

With 30 million copies sold worldwide, it remains Pink Floyd’s biggest album behind The Dark Side of the Moon.

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DECEMBER 3, 2015: SCOTT WEILAND DIES
The Stone Temple Pilots / Velvet Revolver singer was beginning a career resurgence after releasing his 3rd solo album, and an album as the singer for Art of Anarchy.

During a pit stop in Bloomington, MN before his show that evening in Medina, Weiland was discovered to have died from an overdose.

He was 48.

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