50 years ago – In 1969, “Sugar, Sugar“, by The Archies, hit #1 on the pop singles chart.
46 years ago – In 1973, Jim Croce, his lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen, and four others died when their plane crashed into a tree while taking off for a concert in Sherman, Texas. Croce was only 30.
43 years ago – In 1976, AC/DC released their third album, featuring the naughty ballroom hit “Big Balls“, and the hit title track, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“.
14 years ago – in 2005, Bon Jovi released “Have a Nice Day”. It was their ninth album and included “Who Says You Can’t Go Home“, which featured Habitat for Humanity workers in the video.
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson are 52.
Nuno Bettencourt is 53. Guitarist in Extreme. Biggest Hit: “More Than Words“.
Chuck Panozzo is 71. John’s twin and the bassist in Styx.
John Panozzo (1948 – 1996) Chuck’s twin and the drummer in Styx.
And, only because many people will agree that a good pepperoni pizza does indeed “Rock!” Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day