It’s December 18th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1981, an estimated 35-million people tuned in to see Rod Stewart perform at LA’s Forum. The gig was beamed worldwide via satellite and featured hits like “Stay With Me,” “Hot Legs” and “Tonight’s the Night.”
In 1982, Hall and Oates started a four-week run at number one on the singles chart with “Maneater,” the duo’s fifth number one.
In 2002, Radiohead treated their fans to a webcast featuring songs from their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. Singer Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood hosted the event, which included three new songs and a cover of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.”
(H/T This Day in Music)