BraveWords Museum In Photos: October 16th - 22nd Birthdays

October 23, 2023, 8 months ago

By “Metal” Tim Henderson

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BraveWords has one of the biggest music collections on the planet, with thousands of items signed. Each week we will showcase the last seven days of birthdays featuring some of the greatest releases in hard rock and heavy metal history. From October 16th - 22nd, the following albums/releases celebrated an anniversary. Click the gallery above to view all the photos from the past week. 

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Happy 55th
THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE’s Electric Ladyland - October 16, 1968
The third and final studio album by the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and the final studio album released before Hendrix's death in 1970. 

Happy 47th
THIN LIZZY's Johnny The Fox - October 16th, 1976

Happy 40th
THIN LIZZY’s Life:Live - October 16th, 1983
Phil Lynott + Gorham + Sykes + Downey + Wharton touring in support of the awesome Thunder And Lightning album! 

Happy 38th 
POSSESSED's Seven Churches - October 16th, 1985

Happy 26th 
JUDAS PRIEST’s Jugulator - October 16th, 1997
The first album since 1990’s Painkiller and first with Tim "Ripper" Owens. 

Happy 22nd 
OZZY OSBOURNE's Down To Earth - October 16th, 2001

Happy 8th 
GRAVE’s Out Of Respect For The Dead – October 16th, 2015

30 years ago today (October 17th, 1993) SAVATAGE guitar legend Christopher Michael “Criss” Oliva was killed by a drunk driver just north of Tampa Florida. 

Happy 46th 
LYNYRD SKYNYRD's Street Survivors - October 17th, 1977
Three days after the release, tragedy struck when the band’s plan went down, killing band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, Captain Walter McCreary and First Officer William John Gray.

Happy 50th
MONTROSE's Montrose - October 17th, 1973
50 years ago (October 17th, 1973) guitar legend Ronnie Montrose went solo and we first met SAMMY HAGAR on this gem of a debut album, MONTROSE's Montrose. 

Happy 34th 
KISS’ Hot In The Shade - October 17th, 1989
The band hit it big when "Forever" hit the Billboard Top ten!

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ Controlled By Hatred / Feel Like Shit… Déjà Vu – October 17th, 1989

Happy 32nd
SKYCLAD’s The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth - October 17th, 1991

Happy 23rd 
NEVERMORE’s Dead Heart In A Dead World - October 17th, 2000

Happy 17th 
AEROSMITH’s Devil's Got A New Disguise - October 17th, 2006
AEROSMITH’s greatest hits album, Devil's Got A New Disguise, turns 17 today (October 17th, 2006). 

Happy 15th
AC/DC's Black Ice - October 17th, 2008

Happy 12th
ICED EARTH's Dystopia - October 17th, 2011
The first album to feature INTO ETERNITY vocalist Stu Block

Happy 29th 
QUEENSRŸCHE’s Promised Land - October 18th, 1994

Happy 38th 
THE CULT’s Love - October 18th, 1985

Happy 30th 
CARCASS’ Heartwork - October 18th, 1993

Happy 30th 
IRON MAIDEN’s A Real Dead One - October 18th, 1993
Featuring songs from the very beginning of the band's career (1975) through the Powerslave, IRON MAIDEN’s A Real Dead One celebrates 30 today.

Happy 17th 
HAMMERFALL’s Threshold - October 18th, 2006
Went straight to #1 in Sweden! 

Happy 31st
METALLICA released their fourth single from the Black album, "Wherever I May Roam”, 31 years ago today (October 19, 1992).

Happy 30th 
RUSH's Counterparts - October 19th, 1993

Happy 24th 
CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Bloodthirst - October 19th, 1999
CANNIBAL CORPSE’s bludgeoning seventh studio album, Bloodthirst, turns 24 today (October 19th, 1999). This album totally destroys! 🎂🤘

Happy 19th 
TWISTED SISTER’s Still Hungry - October 19th, 2004

Happy 16th 
SOILWORK’s Sworn To A Great Divide - October 19th, 2007

Happy 25th 
BLACK SABBATH’s Reunion - October 20th, 1998
OZZY + IOMMI + BUTLER + WARD reunite! Recorded at the Birmingham NEC Arena, December 4th and 5th, 1997, BLACK SABBATH’s Reunion turns 25 today (October 20th, 1998). 

Happy 25th 
AEROSMITH’s A Little South Of Sanity - October 20th, 1998

47 years ago today…
The recording of the album and the film The Song Remains The Same took place July 27th-29th at Madison Square Garden in New York City, during LED ZEPPELIN’S 1973 North American tour in support of Houses Of The Holy. The film premiered three years later on October 20th, 1976 at Cinema I in New York, and on October 21st, 1976 at Fox Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

Happy 46th
MEAT LOAF’s Bat Out Of Hell - October 21, 1977
46 years ago today, MEAT LOAF found “paradise by the dashboard light”. Happy 🎂 Bat Out Of Hell (October 21, 1977). 

Happy 36th
KING DIAMOND’s Abigail - October 21st, 1987

Happy 33rd
DON DOKKEN’s Up From The Ashes - October 21, 1990

Happy 26th
DEICIDE’s Serpents Of The Light - October 21st, 1997

Happy 22nd
EMPEROR’s Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise - October 21st, 2001

Happy 20th
RUSH’s Rush In Rio - October 21, 2003
Geddy, Alex + Neil performing before a crowd of 60,000 at the world famous Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Happy 20th
KING DIAMOND's The Puppet Master - October 21, 2003

Happy 54th 
LED ZEPPELIN II - October 22nd, 1969

Happy 49th 
KISS' Hotter Than Hell - October 22nd, 1974

Happy 32nd 
DEATH’s Human – October 22nd, 1991


SLAYER’s Decade Of Aggression – October 22nd, 1991

SUFFOCATION’s Effigy Of The Forgotten – October 22nd, 1991

Happy 27th
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY’s Wiseblood - October 22nd, 1996
VAN HALEN’s Best Of – Volume I - October 22, 1996
JOURNEY’s Trial By Fire – October 22nd, 1996 
OVERKILL’s Fuck You!!! And Then Some - October 22nd, 1996

Happy 22nd
MY DYING BRIDE’s The Dreadful Hours – October 22nd, 2001

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