This Day in Rock History: August 18
On this day in rock history, Ringo Starr played his first Beatles show, setting in motion a world-conquering run of music that would last the rest of the '60s. There was big news for Aerosmith too, as their Permanent Vacation album hurtled them back up the charts; three years later, they were joined on this date by Jimmy Page, who jammed on two songs with the band at a show in the U.K.
Yes tried to rebuild in the absence of both Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman by adding a pair of Buggles for a transitional album. Six years later, Bon Jovi issued their third studio effort that would streak to 12-times platinum status.
Mick Jagger also ran into some life-threatening trouble but, thankfully, it was only on a set of a film.
Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.
Hall and Oates, Daryl Hall and John Oates (1975)
The Who, Who Are You (1978)
Bob Dylan, Slow Train Coming (1979)
Yes, Drama (1980)
Bon Jovi, Slippery When Wet (1986)
Aerosmith, Permanent Vacation (1987)
See Aerosmith and Other Rockers in the Top 100 Albums of the '70s