FEBRUARY 24 – MARCH 1st – THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

THIS WEEK’S TRIVIA ANSWER: FEBRUARY 24 – March 1st  

3/1/1974 – Rush releases their debut album

FEBRUARY 24 – March 1st – BORN THIS WEEK 

2/24/1942 – Paul Jones (vocals and harmonica, Manfred Mann, The Blues Band)
2/24/1944 – Nicky Hopkins (session pianist and organist, worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Who)
2/24/1947 – Lonnie Turner (bass, Steve Miller Band)
2/25/1943 – George Harrison (guitar and vocals, The Beatles)
2/25/1947 – Doug Yule (singer, Velvet Underground)
2/26/1928 – Fats Domino (Pianist, Singer)
2/26/1932 – Johnny Cash (Singer, Songwriter, Actor)
2/26/1943 – Bob “The Bear” Hite (Canned Heat)
2/27/1959 – Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
2/28/1942 – Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)
2/27/1954 – Neal Schon (Journey)
2/27/1959 – Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
3/1/1942 – Michael Giles (King Crimson)
3/1/1944 – Roger Daltrey (The Who)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

2/24/1994 – Papa John Creech (violin, Jefferson Airplane)
2/25/2012 – Louisiana Red (blues guitarist, singer, harmonica)
2/26/1977 – Bukka White (Delta blues guitarist and singer)
2/26/2008 – Buddy Miles (Drummer, Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, The Electric Flag)
2/25/2014 – Paco De Lucia (flamenco guitarist)
2/27/1968 – Frankie Lymon (blues singer and songwriter, The Teenagers)

MUSIC RECORDINGS, RELEASES AND TOP OF THE CHARTS:

2/24/1976 – Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) by The Eagles is the first ever platinum album

2/25/1963 – The Beatles release “Please Please Me”

2/25/1984 – Van Halen’s “Jump” leaps to the top of the Billboard charts

2/26/1964 – The Beatles record “And I Love Her” and “I Should Have Known Better”

2/26/1966 – Rubber Soul by The Beatles hits #1

2/26/1965 Jimmy Page releases his only single “She Just Satisfies

2/26/1966 – Rubber Soul by The Beatles hits #1

2/27/1971 – Pearl by Janis Joplin goes #1

3/1/1973 – Tom Waits releases Closing Time, his stunning debut album

3/1/1975 – Blood On the Tracks by Bob Dylan is released

3/1/1977 – Manfred Mann’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By the Light” goes gold

3/1/1967 – The Beatles record “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds”

3/1/1973 – Pink Floyd releases the overwhelmingly successful album Dark Side of the Moon

3/1/1975 – Bob Dylan reaches #1 with Blood on the Tracks

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

2/25/1968 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Between shows, Hendrix gets “casted” by the inventive groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster, who makes a mold of his love gun.

2/25/1998 – Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison receive lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards.

2/26/1995 – Former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant embark on their one-year tour promoting their No Quarter Album.

2/26/1985 – The Grammy for “Best Male Vocal Performance” goes to Bruce Springsteen for his giant hit “Dancing In the Dark.” It beat out “Blue Jean” by David Bowie, “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol, “Restless” by Elton John, and “Pink Houses” by John Cougar Mellencamp.

2/26/1997 – The Beatles, long broken up and having lost John Lennon, win 3 Grammy awards, including 2 for the song “Free As a Bird” and the third for their video for Anthology

3/1/1968 – Johnny Cash marries June Carter

3/1/1969 – The Doors’ Jim Morrison is arrested after allegedly exposing himself on stage to the audience. In 2010, the governor of Florida gave him a posthumous pardon. 

3/1/1994 – The “Best Metal Performance With Vocals” Grammy Award goes to Ozzy Osbourne (formerly of Black Sabbath), for his song “I Don’t Want To Change the World.” Ozzy beat out Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, and White Zombie for the award.

3/1/1974 – Queen starts their first headlining tour. The gig is at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

3/1/1974 – Rush releases their debut album

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