On April 25th, 1973 – Sweet received their first Gold single in the United States for their hit Little Willy. This song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
On April 25th, 1977 – The incredible Led Zeppelin performed at the Kentucky Fair And Exposition Center, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Above: Front cover sleeve for 45rpm of Queen’s We Are The Champions w/ b-side of We Will Rock You
Above: Back cover sleeve of 45rpm
On April 25th, 1978 – We Are the Champions from Queen was certified Platinum after reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
On April 25th, 1980 – Black Sabbath released their 9th studio album, Heaven and Hell. This was the first Black Sabbath studio album with the great Ronnie James Dio as vocalist. Ronnie James Dio replaced the legendary Ozzy Osbourne the previous year. Heaven and Hell went on to reach #28 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, selling one million (plus) copies in the United States alone. Whoa!
On April 25th, 1990 – The Fender Stratocaster that the super iconic Jimi Hendrix used to perform the Star Spangled Banner during a performance at Woodstock in 1969 is auctioned off in London. This iconic Fender Stratocaster sold for a whopping $295,000. Wow and Jiminy Cricket!
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.