On This Day In METAL History – November 16th, From Jimi Hendrix To Iron Maiden

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - promo cover pic - #1965

On November 16th, 1968The Jimi Hendrix Experience reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with their third and final studio album Electric Ladyland. This Rock historical album would spend two weeks at the number one position.

RUSH - 2112 - promo cover pic!

On this day in 1977RUSH received their first Gold records in the United States for their albums 2112, All the World’s A Stage (Live) and A Farewell To Kings.

Queen - 1978 - Tour - T-shirt - promo pic - #19781116

Queen - Bicycle Race - Fat Bottomed Girls - promo single cover sleeve - 45 rpm - #1978

On November 16th, 1978 – The iconic Queen were awarded the Gold Ticket for playing to over 100,000 fans at Madison Square Garden. At this concert, during Fat Bottomed Girls, Queen were joined onstage by semi-nude female cyclists. Metal be thy name!!

Above photos: Top – U.S. ’78 Tour Queen T-shirt art, Bottom – 1978 45 RPM cover sleeve for Bicycle Race / Fat Bottomed Girls.

IRON MAIDEN "The Number Of The Beast" large album pic!!

On this day in 1982 – The mighty Iron Maiden were in Australia, nearing the end of The Beast On The Road Tour; the city was Brisbane and the venue was Festival Hall. This Iron Maiden tour was in support of the band’s legendary and third full-length studio album: The Number Of The Beast.

Guns N Roses - Don't Cry - promo single cover sleeve - #1991 - 1116

On November 16th, 1991Guns N’ Roses peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their hit Don’t Cry. This song marked their fifth top ten single in the United States.

UK Music Hall Of Fame - Alex Craig Design photo credit - #009 - Nov

Photo credit: http://www.alexcraig.com

On this day in 2005 – The second UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony took place at the Alexandria Place in London. The Who, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne (solo), Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Eurythmics, Aretha FranklinBob Dylan and Joy Division/New Order were among the legendary Rock and Metal inductees.


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




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