Released on May 12, 1992

Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. May 12th is one.

  • 1950

    May 12, 1950: William Haislip Squier is born in Wellesley, MA. Yes, Billy Squier gone down in infamy for being snookered into one of the cheesiest rock videos of all-time. But let’s focus on his legacy as a chart-topping ’80s rock juggernaut.

  • 1961

    May 12, 1961: William Henry Duffy is born in Manchester, England. Billy Duffy‘s guitar work in The Cult is criminally underrated, and you can witness the magic firsthand when The Cult comes to Boston in July. Enter to win tickets here.

  • 1972

    May 12, 1972: The Rolling Stones release Exile on Main St. We took a deep-dive into the classic to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary.

    ‘Exile on Main St.’: A Track Breakdown of the Classic Rolling Stones Album
  • 1992

    May 12, 1992: The Black Crowes release The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. Their sophomore album is a standout in that it contains the greatest song in the band’s entire catalog.

  • 1998

    May 12, 1998: Lenny Kravitz releases his fifth album, aptly titled Five. Crazy to think that, over 1998 and 1999, the album yielded six singles and netted Lenny two Grammys. All while alternative radio was pumping out pop-punk, nu-metal, rap-rock and techno. An impressive feat.

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