2005 – Alicia Keys tops the U.S. album chart with Unplugged. The second highest new entry is honky tonk star Gary Allen, whose Tough All Over bows at No. 3.
1998 – Eric Clapton’s first album of regular studio material since 1989 makes an auspicious debut at No. 4 on the Chart Toppers 200. “Pilgrim” (Duck/Reprise) ties the opening position of 1992’s “Unplugged,” which went on to reach No. 1.
1997 – John Denver’s last recording, “The Unplugged Collection,” is released in the U.S. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as “Annie’s Song,” Rocky Mountain High, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
1997 – John Denver’s last recording, “The Unplugged Collection,” is released in the U.K. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as “Annie’s Song,” Rocky Mountain High, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
1996 – “MTV’s Unplugged” presents George Michael… but with some plugs. Taped in London in October, Michael performs songs from all three of his solo albums on this day in rock history!
1996 – MTV premieres “MTV Unplugged” with Oasis. The band’s lead vocalists, Liam Gallagher, does not perform. The show was taped in London in August.
1995 – Courtney Love and her band Hole perform for the sixth season premiere of MTV’s Unplugged.
1994 – Bob Dylan spends the first of two days taping an episode of MTV Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios. The show is broadcast in December.
1994 – Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance is released as “MTV Unplugged in New York.” Two tracks not aired on the MTV Broadcast appear on the album.
1994 – Eric Clapton played tracks from his upcoming blues album, From the Cradle, at a New York benefit concert in 1994. It was the follow-up to his multi-million selling Unplugged release. A couple of days later at the World Music Awards, he was named the World’s Best-Selling Rock Artist of the Year, as well […]
1992 – Bruce Springsteen’s recording of MTV Unplugged loses the “un” after he decides he’d rather go electric. It’s a rare live outing for Springsteen and a band that isn’t the E Street ensemble.
1992 – Eric Clapton recorded his unplugged session for MTV.