On This Day, July 25, 1980: AC/DC releases ‘Back in Black’

On This Day, July 25, 1980...AC/DC released their seventh studio album Back in Black, which was their first album following the death of singer Bon Scott.The album featured new lead singer Brian Johnson, and contained such future AC/DC classics as the title track, “You Shook Me All Night Long”... Read More.

On This Day, April 5, 1980: R.E.M. play their first-ever show

On This Day, April 5, 1980…R.E.M. played their first-ever show at a friend’s birthday party at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia, although at the time they were unnamed. The band – vocalist Michael Stipe, bassist Mike Mills, guitarist Peter Buck, and drummer Bill Berry - performed a set filled with originals,... Read More.