Some of you know that my teenage son plays the double bass. Every summer for the past few years he has attended a week long music camp in Baltimore called BassWorks – all bass players, just bass players. One of the highlights of the week is the final concert where the entire orchestra of 82 bassists plays a classical number and a “pop” number.
I was excited when I heard they were going to be doing Guns N’ Roses, and it doesn’t disappoint. See what you think!
Love the opening guitar riff on this one – one of those riffs that immediately grabs your attention and says “listen to this!”
1969 The Beatles start recording ‘Come Together’ by John Lennon at Abbey Road studios in London.
1973 ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’ by Jim Croce starts a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Tragically Croce is killed in a plane crash three months later.
1977 The Sex Pistols make their first appearance on the UK music show Top Of The Pops, where they lip-synch to their third single, ‘Pretty Vacant‘.
1987, Guns N’ Roses release their debut album on Geffen Records: Appetite For Destruction. The album becomes the best-selling debut album of all time in the US. The first single is ‘Welcome to the Jungle’.
Sources: This Day in Music.com; Wikipedia