1983: Def Leppard, Pyromania: The third album by the British band, and arguably their best. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange the album sold over ten million copies in the United States and was certified Diamond.
The album produced three top 40 songs in the United States, “Photograph“, “Rock of Ages” and “Foolin’“. And in 2004, was named the #384 album ever in Rolling Stones rankings of the top 500 rock albums of all time.
1973: Aerosmith, Aerosmith: I think we have to go on record and mention the debut album by Aerosmith here. Their enduring legacy as one of the better rock bands out there is evident by front man Steven Tyler’s two-year run on “American Idol” which reinvigorated a fan base and brought the band a new generation of fans.
Aerosmtih spawned one of the band’s biggest hits in “Dream On” and caused the album to peak at #21 on the Billboard Top 200.