Released on this day in 1979, Desolation Angels is the fifth studio album by Bad Company. Paul Rodgers told our good pal Redbeard that the album's title came from the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The title was almost used 10 years previous to name the second album from Rodgers' previous band, Free, which in the end was called simply 'Free'. Desolation Angels is considered the last strong album by Bad Company with the original lineup, mostly because it contains their last major hit, "Rock and Roll Fantasy." The album also features one of my all-time fave Bad Co jams "Gone, Gone, Gone" written by bassist Boz Burrell. The album reached No. 3 on the Billboard album charts in 1979 and went Platinum in 1979 and Double Platinum subsequently.
In honor of the album's anniversary, check out a few classic videos from that era, below.