MARCH 16 – MARCH 22 – This Week in Rock

This Week’s Trivia Answer:

3/18/1992 – Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

MARCH 16 – MARCH 22 – BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK

3/15/1912 – Lightnin’ Hopkins (Blues Singer-Songwriter)

3/15/1940 – Phil Lesh (bass, Grateful Dead)

3/15/1943 – Sly Stone (vocals & multi-instrumentalist, Sly and the Family Stone)

3/15/1947 – Ry Cooder (guitarist & songwriter, multiple genres)

3/15/1955 – Dee Snider (singer, Twisted Sister)

3/16/1948 – Michael Bruce (guitar and keyboards, Alice Cooper Band)

3/17/1919 – Nat King Cole (jazz singer)

3/17/1941 – Paul Kantner (guitar, Jefferson Airplane)

3/17/1951 – Scott Gorham (guitarist, Thin Lizzy, Supertramp)

3/17/1967 – Billy Corgan (singer, Smashing Pumpkins)

3/18/1941 – Wilson Pickett (R&B Superstar)

3/18/1948 – Bobby Whitlock (keys, Derek, and the Dominoes)

3/18/1966 – Jerry Cantrell (guitar, Alice in Chains)

3/19/1930 – Ornette Coleman (Pivotal jazz musician)

3/19/1953 – Ricky Helton Wilson (guitarist for The B-52s)

3/19/1946 – Paul Atkinson (guitarist for The Zombies)

3/20/1936 – Lee “Scratch” Perry (Producer, Bob Marley & the Wailers)

3/20/1951 – Jimmie Vaughan (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

3/21/1902 – Son House (Blues Singer & Guitarist)

3/21/1930 – Otis Spann (Blues Pianist)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

3/15/1929 – Pinetop Smith (Blues Pianist)

3/15/2014 – Scott Asheton (drums, The Stooges)

3/16/1975 – T-Bone Walker (Blues singer-songwriter)

3/17/1990 – Ric Grech (bass, Traffic, Blind Faith)

3/18/2001 – John Phillips (The Mamas & the Papas)

3/18/2017 – Chuck Berry (Pioneer of Rock N Roll)

3/18/2009 – Eddie Bo dies (New Orleans singer/pianist)

3/19/1976 – Paul Kossoff (Paul Kossoff, Free)

3/19/1982 – Randy Rhoads (guitar, Ozzy Osbourne’s band)

3/20/1988 – Gil Evans (Canadian jazz pianist / Miles Davis)

3/21/1991 – Leo Fender (Guitar Manufacturer / Innovator)

3/21/2011 – Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins (Blues Pianist)

3/21/2008 – Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk and Neu!)

MUSIC RELEASES & TOP OF THE CHARTS:

3/15/1976 – KISS releases Destroyer.

3/17/1965 – “The Last Time” by The Rolling Stones hits the U.K. #1.

3/18/1972 – “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young goes #1

3/19/1962 – Bob Dylan is released.

3/19/1975 – KISS release Dressed To Kill

3/19/1981 – The #1 U.S. single is The J Geils Band’s “Centerfold.”

3/19/1996 – Barenaked Ladies release their third studio album, Born On A Pirate Ship.

3/20/1967 – “Penny Lane” / “Strawberry Fields Forever” goes gold.

3/20/1971 – “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin hits #1

3/20/1982 – “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts hit #1

3/21/2000 – Nickel Creek release self-titled album, produced by bluegrass star Alison Krauss.

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY:

On March 17, 2005, Robert Plant received his Grammy Lifetime Achievement award at Austin’s SXSW festival.

3/18/2008 – Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, The Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

3/18/2008 – Among other artists, Lou Reed, Damien Rice, and Moby take part in the Speak Up! concert (which benefits Iraq war veterans) held at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

3/18/1992 – Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

3/19/1975 – The movie version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy premieres in America.

3/19/1982 – Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Randy Rhoads dies when he takes a plane ride with a pilot who tries to buzz Ozzy’s tour bus. When the wing hits the bus, the plane crashes into a nearby house, killing Rhoads, the pilot, and the tour costume designer/hairdresser.

3/19/1978 – Billy Joel makes his UK concert debut at London’s Theatre Royal.

3/20/2008 – The Eagles launch their world tour in support of their album Long Road Out of Eden.

3/20/1989 – After 37 years on the air, Dick Clark announces he will discontinue hosting his creation, ABC-TV’s highly influential American Bandstand. Meanwhile, the show continues with another host, but folds for good shortly after.

3/20/1976 – Alice Cooper gets married for the first (and only) time. His bride is Sheryl Goddard, a 19-year-old dance instructor who had performed on his Welcome To My Nightmare tour.

3/20/1975 – Patti Smith and Television begin a 7-week residency at CBGB in New York City. While, doing these shows, Smith refines these songs to later appear on her debut album Horses.

3/20/1975 – The first Motown package tour begins in the UK with a show in North London. On the bill are The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Martha & the Vandellas.

3/21/1994 – Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar for the song “Streets of Philadelphia” from the Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia.

3/21/2000 – Soul Coughing disbands after eight years and three albums.

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