History of Rock for Jan 27

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edited January 2009 in History of Rock
Jan 27

1971 - David Bowie arrives in the US for the first time. He doesn't make any live performances due to work permit problems but he does get plenty of publicity for wearing dresses while in Texas and Los Angeles.

1976 - Queen begin a 4 month tour that will take them to Japan and Australia.

1979 - From The Inside, a new concept album from Alice Cooper based on his stay in a mental hospital, is at #60 in the US. Cooper is still not back to 100% health and is still quite sick.

1981 - Capricorn Records, the Georgia based label that championed the 'Southern Rock' genre, filed for bankruptcy. The Allman Brothers were the lable's first and biggest stars.

1983 - David Bowie signs a new 5 year recording contract with EMI America Records worth a reported $10 million

1986 - Bruce Springsteen won big at The American Music Awards. He took home awards for Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and Best Male Video Star.

1990 - Billy Idol won a libel action against the British based News of the World.

1990 - Motley Crue is at #27 in the US with Kickstart My Heart

1997 - Vince Neil once again fronts Motley Crue at the American Music Awards in hometown Los Angeles, California, almost half a decade to the day that they parted ways. Before they perform, the audience is warned to use the earplugs provided in the program by the Crue. The Crue pumps out the new Shout ‘97. Vince’s vocals are pre-recorded on a tape produced by Dave Ogilvie, formerly of Skinny Puppy, who is also working with them for some remixing of the new album. The rest of the band plays live and they have a backing rhythm guitar track to help punch out the sound on the PA, which is typical of awards shows where all artists perform sharing the same PA.

Also at the awards that night, Alanis Morisette took home awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for Jagged Little Pill.

No Doubt lost to Jewel in the Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist Award.

Smashing Pumpkins beat out Bush and Stone Temple Pilots for Favorite Alternative Artist

And Metallica beat out Smashing Pumpkins and Stone Temple Pilots for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist

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