BraveWords Museum In Photos: September 18th - 24th Birthdays

September 24, 2023, 9 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 September 18th - 24th, 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 53rd
BLACK SABBATH's Paranoid - September 18th, 1970

Happy 45th 
KISS solo albums from ACE FREHLEY, GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY, PETER CRISS - September 18th, 1978
KISS solo albums from ACE FREHLEY, GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY, PETER CRISS were released 45 years ago today (September 18th, 1978). 🎂 Ace’s was the most successful peaking on the US Billboard 200 at #26. 

Happy 42nd
GENESIS’ Abacab - September 18th, 1981
Genesis’ first top ten album in the US. It hit #3 in Canada.

Happy 41st 
TWISTED SISTER's Under The Blade - September 18th, 1982

Happy 40th 
DOKKEN's Breaking The Chains - September 18th, 1983

Happy 36th 
KISS' Crazy Nights - September 18th, 1987
 "Crazy Crazy Nights" was KISS’ joint highest-charting single in the UK

Happy 34th
XENTRIX’ Shattered Existence - September 18th, 1989

Happy 34th
CORONER’s No More Color - September 18th, 1989

Happy 21st 
ALICE COOPER's Dragontown - September 18th, 2001

Happy 8th 
DAVID GILMOUR’s Rattle That Lock – September 18th, 2015
Hit #1 in 11 countries. Hit #2 in eight countries. PINK FLOYD legend DAVID GILMOUR’s fourth solo album, Rattle That Lock, was released eight years ago today (September 18th, 2015). 🎂

Happy 42nd 
TRIUMPH's Allied Forces - September 19th, 1981

Happy 37th 
MEGADETH - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - September 19th, 1986

Happy 35th 
ANTHRAX' State Of Euphoria - September 19th, 1988
BON JOVI's New Jersey - September 19th, 1988
KIX' Blow My Fuse - September 19th, 1988

Happy 33rd 
OBITUARY's Cause Of Death - September 19th, 1990

Happy 27th
DOWN's NOLA - September 19th, 1995
“Metal” Tim: “So, the Warner sales rep in Toronto asked me how many of CD copies of this new supergroup (Philip Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Kirk Windstein, Jimmy Bower, Todd Strange) we would want and I said 500. After he picked himself off the floor, he created this giant floor sticker at HMV 333 in Toronto. This album rules. The 500 sold in just over a week. DOWN's NOLA turns 27 today (September 19th, 1995). 🎂🤘
🎫: Friday ??, 2002 at The Opera House in Toronto (one of the greatest shows ever at that venue!)”

Happy 43rd
OZZY OSBOURNE's Blizzard Of Ozz - September 20th, 1980

Happy 47th 
AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Australian edition) - September 20th, 1976 
AC/DC’s third highest selling album (behind Back In Black + Highway To Hell), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, turns 47 today (September 20th, 1976). 🎂🤘It wasn’t released in North America until 1981 (with different art). Cool trivia: On the title track, its narrator invites people experiencing problems to either call him on 36-24-36, an actual phone in Australia in the 1960s (then properly formatted as FM 2346-36 translated to FM on the rotary dial or keypad), or visit him at his home, at which he will perform assorted unsavoury acts to resolve problems. 

Happy 35th 
BULLETBOYS' BulletBoys - September 20th, 1988
The cover art a famous 1964 photo by Doc Edgerton (aka Papa Flash).  

Happy 19th
SAXON's Lionheart - September 20th, 2004 (CORRECT!)

Happy 18th 
MOTÖRHEAD’s BBC Live & In-Session - September 20th, 2005
Featuring appearances on the BBC Radio 1 program from 1978 to 1986, MOTÖRHEAD’s BBC Live & In-Session was released 18 years ago today (September 20th, 2005). 

Happy 12th 
OPETH's Heritage - September 20th, 2011 (CORRECT!)
No growls = bigger success. Cracked the US Top 20. 

Happy 12th
METALLICA's Six Feet Down Under (EP) - September 20th, 2011

Happy 50th
THIN LIZZY’s Vagabonds Of The Western World - September 21st, 1973.

Happy 44th
CHEAP TRICK's Dream Police - September 21st, 1979 

Happy 36th
YES’ Big Generator - September 21st, 1987 

Happy 33rd
AC/DC’s The Razors Edge - September 21st, 1990

Happy 30th 
SCORPIONS' Face The Heat - September 21st, 1993
The last album to feature drummer Herman Rarebell, and the first with Ralph Rieckermann on bass guitar. 

Happy 30th 
LED ZEPPELIN’s Boxed Set 2 - September 21st, 1993

Happy 19th 
SHADOWS FALL's The War Within - September 21st, 2004
Century Media’s best selling album of all time back in 2005. 

Happy 11th 
DOKKEN’s Broken Bones - September 21st, 2012

Happy 4th
VOIVOD - The Wake - September 21st, 2018

Happy 45th
YES’ Tormato - September 22nd, 1978

Happy 37th 
ALICE COOPER’s Constrictor – September 22nd, 1986

Happy 31st 
EXTREME’s III Sides To Every Story - September 22nd, 1992

Happy 25th 
APOCALYPTICA's Inquisition Symphony - September 22nd, 1998
KISS' Psycho Circus - September 22nd, 1998

Happy 19th 
SONATA ARCTICA's Reckoning Night - September 22nd, 2004

Happy 15th 
RHAPSODY OF FIRE's Triumph Or Agony - September 22nd, 2006
The first album that the band released after their name change from RHAPSODY to RHAPSODY OF FIRE.

Happy 15th
DAVID GILMOUR’s Live In Gdańsk - September 22nd, 2008

Happy 6th
SATYRICON - Deep Calleth Upon Deep - September 22nd, 2017
Nominated in Norway for the Spellemann Award for best metal album, SATYRICON, released Deep Calleth Upon Deep, six years ago today (September 22nd, 2017). 

Happy 40th 
KISS' Lick It Up - September 23rd, 1983
When KISS appeared without make-up for the first time. 

Happy 35th
BOSTON’s Third Stage - September 23, 1986
“It took nearly six years to conceive and complete this album. No orchestral instruments or synthesizers were used to create the sounds. Each individual piece of music relates a human experience. And together they tell the story of a journey into life’s Third Stage.” 

Only Tom Scholz and Brad Delp weathered this storm. Happy with album #3? BOSTON’s Third Stage turns 37 today (September 23, 1986). #1 in the US and Canada. 

Happy 32nd 
THE CULT’s Ceremony - September 23rd, 1991
KYUSS' Wretch - September 23rd, 1991

Happy 27th
IRON MAIDEN’s Best Of The Beast – September 23rd, 1996

Happy 26th
CREAM’s Those Were The Days - September 23rd 1997
DREAM THEATER's Falling Into Infinity - September 23rd, 1997

Happy 21st
SAXON's Heavy Metal Thunder - September 23rd, 2002

Happy 20th 
TRIUMPH’s Live At The US Festival - September 23rd, 2003

On Heavy Metal Sunday in San Bernardino, California, on May 29th, 1983, TRIUMPH were part of one of the greatest moments in heavy metal history when they took the US Festival stage with VAN HALEN, OZZY OSBOURNE, JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and QUIET RIOT. 500,000 people. 

Happy 52nd
T. REX’ Electric Warrior - September 24th, 1971

Happy 48th
RUSH’s Caress Of Steel - September 24th, 1975

Happy 39th
THE HONEYDRIPPERS: Volume One - September 24th, 1984 

Happy 30th
LED ZEPPELIN’s The Complete Studio Recordings - September 24th, 1993

Happy 32nd
MEGADETH's Rust In Peace - September 24th, 1990

Happy 32nd
NIRVANA's Nevermind - September 24th, 1991
PRONG's Prove You Wrong - September 24th, 1991

Happy 13th 
DIMMU BORGIR's Abrahadabra - September 24th, 2010

Happy 11th 
STEVE HARRIS’ British Lion – September 24th, 2012

Happy 10th
METALLICA’s Through The Never – September 24th, 2013
The soundtrack to METALLICA’s Through The Never film was released 10 years ago today (September 24th, 2013). 

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