Syd Barrett passed away 12 years ago today (July 7), 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.
Aerosmith’s Rocks was released 42 years ago today (May 3), and in its own right, it’s a classic album, but it certainly had a lot to live up to considering it was released a little over a year after Toys in the Attic.
AC/DC's debut album High Voltage was released 42 years ago today (April 30.) The album features some of the band's biggest fan favorites, including "T.N.T." and "It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)," but those pesky critics at Rolling Stone didn't think too highly of the Aussie's debut effort.