Today I am writing about some really cool T-shirts you can find at ShirtHunt.com. I have spent about 3 hours to study the best-selling items to find out what actually YOU are interested in, what bands you like and why these tees are so important to you.
These 5 T-shirts are not only cool-looking pieces of clothes, they carry great history of rock music with them.
#5 – Led Zeppelin 1977 tour T-shirt.
In 1977 the Led Zeppelin toured in North America. It was their final concert tour there, which started on the 1st of April and planned to be finished on the 13th of August. Unfortunately the tour was stopped because of Robert Plant’s five year old son death, which was caused by a stomach virus. The band faced lots of other difficulties like misbehavior of ticketless fans who tried to get into Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum and many others.
#4 – Iron Maiden “Killers” T-shirt
“Killers” was released in 1981. The UK release was on the 2nd of February and the US one on the 6th of June. It was the last album recorded with vocalist Paul Di’Anno, who was sacked because of his drugs and alcohol abuse which affected concert performances. This is the first album with Adrian Smith and a producer Martin Birch, whith whom Iron Maiden recorded the next eight albums.
#3 – Grateful Dead “BOSTON GARDEN 91” T-shirt
Boston Garden is an arena designed by Tex Rickard, boxing producer. No other band performed there more often than the Grateful Dead band. They gave 24 live concerts from 1970 to 1994. The year 1991 is so specific because the band released ‘Dick’s Picks Volume 17’ which was culled from the live performance on the 25th of September.
#2 – The Beatles “First US Album Cover 1964” T-shirt
The first album the band released in the United States was called “Introducing… The Beatles”. The LP was released on Vee-Jay Records on the 10th of January 1964, but originally it was planned for July 1963. The recording company had some legal problems because of ‘Meet the Beatles’ single which was released before by another company, but everything turned out well and they sold more than 1.3 million copies until late 1964.
#1 – Metallica “Kill em All” T-shirt
“Kill em All” is the fist and THREE times platinum album according to RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Over three million copies had been sold in the US only. “Metal Up Your Ass” was the name the band intended to use for the album, but Megaforce (American Independent Label) made them to change it to “Kill em All”. The album contains the song under which Hetfield and Ulrich worked on when forming the Metallica band.