1963 – The Four Tops get a $400 advance to sign with Motown. They spend the rest of the year singing backup for other acts, including The Supremes.
Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are co-headlining a tour this summer with a stop at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Wednesday, July 17th. Both bands are celebrating a special 40th anniversary this year. In August 1973, Lynyrd Skynyrd released it’s debut, Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd. Bad Company released its self-titled debut album in 1974, but formed in 1973 with singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke after the British band Free broke up. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, a couple of reasons why they don’t call it classic rock for nothing.