Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for September 20th
9/20/1968 (50 years ago today) - When the sessions got underway, they were calling themselves The New Yardbirds: At London's Olympic Studios, Led Zeppelin begin recording their debut album -- They do almost all of it live: including minimal overdubs, it only took 'em 36 hours total to get it done! Now, not to be an old fogey or whatever, but honestly children, that level of pure-mind-numbing/bare-bone-rattling/out-of-this-world talent ought to be enough to make today's knob-twiddling auto-tuners s---t them selves.
9/20/1975 (43 years ago today) - David Bowie finally gets his first U.S. No. 1 single on this date with "Fame" (in fact, it's his debut in The Top Ten!!!) -- Co-written with John Lennon, the track goes on to become a mega-mega-hit: on Billboard's list of the Top 100 songs for 1975, it finished the year with a mighty impressive No. 7 ranking. Bowie, as always, remained (typically) detached, claiming he had "absolutely no idea" the song would do so well, adding "I wouldn't know how to pick a single if it hit me in the face".
9/20/1976 (42 years ago today) - AC/DC release their third studio album "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" -- It ends up doing rather well, selling over 6 million copies in the U.S. alone(!), making it the band's third best-selling album in America, right behind "Highway To Hell" and "Back In Black". Bam! Bam! Bam! Now d'ya get it?
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