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A number of days in rock history were marked by the release of classic albums that came out on the same day.

Examples of this span a number of decades. In the 1960s, The Beatles were involved in two of these instances with The Kinks and David Bowie. The 1970s saw The Rolling Stones release an album on the same day as the Ramones said “Gabba Gabba Hey!” to the world. In the 1980s, heavy metal icons Judas Priest released a classic album on the same day Iron Maiden dropped their debut. As for the 1990s, you’ll be shocked to learn just how many times classic LPs were released on the same day. By “classic LPs,” we mean some of the great albums of all time.

Here are 20 times multiple classic albums came out on the same day.

  • September 29, 1992

    Alice in Chains – Dirt


    Stone Temple Pilots – Core

  • October 17, 1980

    Bruce Springsteen – The River


    Dire Straits – Making Movies

  • November 1, 1994

    The Black Crowes – Amorica


    Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York


    Megadeth – Youthanasia


    Tom Petty – Wildflowers

  • November 10, 1978

    The Clash – Give ‘Em Enough Rope


    Queen – Jazz

  • November 22, 1968

    The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society


    The Beatles – The Beatles

  • January 11, 1971

    Chicago – Chicago III


    Janis Joplin – Pearl

     

  • February 1, 1970

    The Doors – Morrison Hotel


    James Taylor – Sweet Baby James

  • March 1, 1974

    Rush – Rush


    Aerosmith – Get Your Wings

  • March 8, 1994

    Soundgarden – Superunknown


    Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

  • March 24, 1986

    Van Halen – 5150


    Rolling Stones – Dirty Work

  • March 27, 1984

    Scorpions – Love at First Sting


    Ratt – Out of the Cellar

     

  • April 13, 1973

    David Bowie – Aladdin Sane


    Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch a Fire 

     

  • April 14, 1980

    Judas Priest – British Steel


    Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden

     

  • April 23, 1976

    Ramones – Ramones


    Rolling Stones – Black and Blue

  • June 1, 1967

    The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


    David Bowie – David Bowie

     

  • August 21, 1990

    Alice in Chains – Facelift


    Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual

  • September 17, 1991

    Guns N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I & II

     

    Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

  • September 24, 1991

    Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger


    Nirvana – Nevermind


    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

  • September 24, 1990

    AC/DC – The Razor’s Edge


    Megadeth – Rust in Peace

     

  • February 28, 1983

    U2 – War


    Styx – Kilroy Was Here

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