Once the embers of 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire subsided, U2 decided to go on a different kind of tour. (No, not that Amnesty International tour in 1986 with Sting.) This tour delved into the band’s wonder with America, and it gave birth to one of music’s biggest albums ever.
The legendary Johnny Cash would have turned 85 today (February 26), and in a career that spanned six decades, there was one thing he could do better than nearly anyone else: Cover a song and make it his own.
Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album was released 48 years ago today (January 12.) Besides being one of the best albums of all time, Led Zeppelin also has one of the best opening tracks of all time, too.
The late Syd Barrett would’ve turned 71 today (January 6), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.