1979 – Eric Clapton: After a much-publicized love tussle with his friend George Harrison, Eric Clapton finally marries Harrison’s ex-wife, Patti Boyd, in Arizona. Two of Clapton’s biggest hits – “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” – were written about her.
1979 – The mighty Van Halen release Van Halen II. Van Halen II is the second album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1979. The actual recording of the album took place less than a year after the release of the eponymous “I” album. Many of the songs on this album have […]
1979 – Van Halen II is released this day in rock history! Release date: 1979-03-23
1979 – Born on this day, Adam Levine, guitar, vocals, Maroon 5, (2004 UK No.1 album ‘Songs About Jane’, 2004 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘She Will Be Loved’).
1979 – The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Spirits Having Flown.’
1979 – Gloria Gaynor started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘I Will Survive.’
1979 – Twisted Sister sell out New York’s Palladium. It’s the first time an unsigned band has headlined and filled the 3,000-seat theater. The hard rockers don’t get a record deal, though, for another three years.
1979 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor. The song is released as the B-side to the single “Substitute.”
1979 – Born on this day, Pete Doherty, guitar, vocals, The Libertines, (2004 UK No.1 album ‘The Libertines’). Now fronts Babyshambles