It’s February 18th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1974, Kiss released their first album. The self-titled debut sold about 75-thousand copies after its initial release, an impressive feat since there weren’t any hit singles on the effort. By 1977, the record was certified gold for moving 500-thousand copies.
In 1966, Beach Boy Brian Wilson recorded their hit song “Good Vibrations.”
And in 2004, a court case accusing Marilyn Manson of sexual assault was dismissed after both sides reached a settlement. The shock rocker was sued by a security guard who alleged that at a gig in Detroit, Marilyn put his legs around the guard’s neck and gyrated against him. Manson had to pay four-grand in fines and court costs.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)