Great line-up for a 1970 Peace Fest -- Stevie goes solo -- GNR bury Boston...

(Courtesy of Modern Records)

8/6/1970 (48 years ago today) - Steppenwolf, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Paul Simon, The James Gang, The Rascals, Poco, Johnny Winter and the Cast of "Hair" all appeared at The Concert For Peace at Shea Stadium, N.Y., the date commemorating the 25th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropping on Hiroshima, Japan. Weird coincidence: the show was notable for being Paul Simon's first outing as a solo artist, and one of the last two onstage performances by Janis Joplin, who would tragically die from an overdose just under two months from now...

8/6/1981 (37 years ago today) - Stevie Nicks released her first solo album "Bella Donna" and it does surprisingly well, boasting four Top 40 hits -- "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), "Leather And Lace" (with Don Henley), "Edge Of Seventeen" {still on the radio every friggin' day} and the underrated ballad "After The Glitter Fades". In September, it reaches No. 1 on the Billboard chart and by the start of October, it had swiftly sold well over a million copies. It remains Stevie's best-selling solo album to date...

8/6/1988 (30 years ago today) - Gotta say, it's positively insane that this record is thirty years old(!), what's up with that?: Guns N' Roses' "Appetite For Destruction" hits No. 1 on this date, helped out by three solidly classic Top Ten hits ("Sweet Child O' Mine", "Welcome To the Jungle" and "Paradise City"), mucho video spins on MTV, and the simple fact that it quite clearly out-rocked all competition -- It is officially the best selling debut album of all-time in the U.S., destroying the record held by the Boston debut album by several more million copies sold!

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