This Day in Rock History: August 25
On this day in rock history, Jimi Hendrix opened Electric Lady Studio, though he'd unfortunately only have about a month of recording time there before his too-early death. Emerson Lake and Palmer also played their first-ever live show. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant gathered for No Quarter, a celebrated concert movie reunion, as well.
Bruce Springsteen released his long-awaited breakthrough album, while Boston roared out to one of the most amazing beginnings in music history. Alice Cooper offered one his more painful album titles, while Metallica released the last project before radically reworking their early approach to music making. Guns N' Roses whittled down a huge project, while Eric Clapton pulled the plug and revitalized his career.
Watch an exciting recap of many of the day’s biggest rock anniversaries above, narrated by our radio host Zach Martin. And learn more about these important events by clicking the links below.
Jimi Hendrix opens Electric Lady Studios (1970)
Emerson Lake and Palmer's first live show (1970)
Guns N' Roses cuts Use Your Illusion project in half (1988)
Plant and Page record No Quarter film (1994)
Gene Simmons (1949)
Rob Halford (1951)
Geoff Downes (1952)
Elvis Costello (1954)
Vivian Campbell (1962)
See Jimi Hendrix and Other Rockers in the Top 100 Albums of the '60s