On This Day In METAL History – August 26th… From THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL To IRON MAIDEN


Isle Of Wright Festival - promo flyer pic - 1970 - #0303GMMSSOTLF

Above: The Isle Of Wight Festival flyer

On August 26th, 1970The Isle of Wight Festival began in England. Rock and Hard Rock legends who appeared included: Jimi Hendrix, The DoorsJoni Mitchell, Jethro Tull, Free and Chicago. Whoa, man! Uh… I was only 3 years and 7 months old on that Rock historic day.

Iron Maiden - Large Classic Logo!

On August 26th, 2000 – The super legendary IRON MAIDEN performed at the Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. This was a concert on IRON MAIDEN’s Brave New World Tour. Hail IRON MAIDEN!

Ghost - Meliora - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #33MMBSSMO44

On August 26th, 2015 – The new studio album, Meliora, from the sinister band known as GHOST is ranked at #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. Spooky stuff.

WARDRUNA - Yggdrasil - promo album cover pic - 2013 - #76738MO

On August 26th, 2015 – The studio album Yggdrasil from Norway’s WARDRUNA is ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart. This album was released back on April 2nd of 2013. Jumping Jiminy!

BONUS USA HISTORY FACT:

Vote - promo banner - #000777MMILSM

In 1920, the 19th Amendment was formally adopted, granting women the right to vote in the USA.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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