Adam 12

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Released on October 10, 1988.

Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. October 10 is one.

  • 1954

    October 10, 1954: David Lee Roth is born in Bloomington, IN. He’s best known as the host of The David Lee Roth Show, which aired in Boston on the legendary WBCN from January through April of 2006. He also was the founding frontman of Van Halen. Really, though, he should be hosting Jeopardy!

    12 Inch Poll: Which Rocker Would Make the Best Jeopardy! Host?
  • 1972

    October 10, 1972: Michael Dean Roland is born in Stockbridge, GA. You know him best as the guitarist in Collective Soul. He’s the guy who wrote this bluesy-ass riff.

  • 1988

    October 10, 1988: U2 releases Rattle and Hum, the quasi-soundtrack to the rockumentary of the same name, which would hit screens 17 days later. Fun fact: Footage from the 9/22/87 U2 gig at Foxboro Stadium was considered but never used for the film.

  • 1995

    October 10, 1995: Green Day releases their fourth studio album, Insomniac. They played a few tracks from that one when they played Fenway a couple of summers ago.

    I Took My 12-year-old Daughter to Fenway Park to See Her Favorite Band and It Ruled