MARCH 22 – MARCH 28 – THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Trivia Answer: 

3/23/1970 -“Hello Darlin'” single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)

BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK

3/22/1943 – Keith Relf (Vocals-Harmonica, The Yardbirds)
3/22/1948 – Randy Jo Hobbs (bass, The McCoys)
3/23/1944 – Ric Ocasek (American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and producer – The Cars)
3/23/1953 – Chaka Khan (American singer and songwriter)
3/24/1935 – Carol Kaye, American session bassist (Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Simon & Garfunkel)
3/25/1942 – Aretha Franklin (American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist)
3/25/1947 – Elton John (English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer)
3/26/1917 – Rufus Thomas (Blues & Soul Singer-Songwriter)
3/26/1944 – Diana Ross (Lead Vocals, The Supremes)
3/26/1946 – Fred Sheehan (Bass, Boston)
3/26/1948 – Steven Tyler (Lead Vocals, Aerosmith)
3/27/1924 – Sarah Vaughan (Jazz Vocalist)
3/27/1950 – Tony Banks (Keyboards, Genesis)
3/27/1960 – Victor Bailey (bass, Weather Report)
3/28/1948 – John Evan (Keyboards, Jethro Tull)

DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK

3/22/2005 – Rod Price (guitar, Foghat)
3/22/2017 – Sib Hashian (Original Boston drummer)
3/23/1943 – George Benson (American guitarist, singer, and songwriter)
3/24/1935 – Carol Kaye (prolific recording bass guitarist)
3/25/ 1966 – Jeff Healey (lap steel guitarist & blues singer)
3/25/2009 – Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
3/25/2006 – Buck Owens (Country Musician – Hee Haw Show)
3/26/2005 – Paul Hester (Drummer – Crowded House)
3/26/2002 – Randy Castillo (Drummer – Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue)
3/27/2000 – Ian Dury (Ian Dury & the Blockheads)
3/27/2007 – Faustino Oramas (Trova singer, tres guitarist – Buena Vista Social Club)
3/28/2013- Hugh McCracken (Guitarist – Billy Joel, Steely Dan)

MUSIC RELEASES & TOP OF THE CHARTS:

3/22/1965 – Bob Dylan releases Bringing It All Back Home
3/22/1975 – Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin hits #1
3/22/1980 – Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In the Wall (part II) is #1 on the singles charts.
3/22/1994 – Pantera release Far Beyond Driven, one of the few heavy metal albums to reach #1 in America.
3/22/1987 – Anthrax releases their third album, Among the Living. The cover shows an image of Henry Kane, a character in the film Poltergeist II: The Other Side, which the band finds terrifying.
3/22/1986 – Heart’s “These Dreams” hits #1 in the US. The lyric is written by Bernie Taupin, who is Elton John’s songwriting partner.
3/23/1979 – Wings release “Goodnight Tonight”
3/23/1970 -“Hello Darlin'” single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
3/24/1958 – 1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
3/24/1987 – 1987 1st Soul Train Music Awards: Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross win
3/25/1961 – 1961 Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona.
3/25/1971 – 1971 Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold.
3/26/1977 – The Clash release “White Riot”
3/26/1991 – Bob Dylan releases his Bootleg Series Volume 1-3
3/27/1965 – The Who make their U.S. singles chart debut with “I Can’t Explain.”
3/28/1973 – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon hits #1
3/28/1967 – Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is recorded
3/28/1967 – The Beatles record “Good Morning Good Morning” and “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”
3/28/1970 – Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young release “Woodstock”
3/28/1973 – Led Zeppelin releases Houses of the Holy
3/28/1995 – Rock band Wilco releases their debut album, AM.

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY:

3/22/2006 – Aerosmith cancels the rest of their Rockin’ The Joint tour.  Reason being to allow lead singer Steven Tyler to have throat surgery to treat strained vocal chords.

3/22/1997 – Paul McCartney’s original birth certificate is sold to a private Beatles collector for $84,146.

3/22/1976 – While campaigning for US President, Jimmy Carter tells NARM (The National Association of Record Merchandisers) that he listened to Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin while Governor of Georgia.

3/22/1974 – Ten Years After play their final gig, seven years after their first one.

3/25/1964 – The Beatles made their debut on UK TV show Top Of The Pops singing ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘You Can’t Do That.’ The show had been recorded on March 19th.

3/25/1967 – The Who and Cream made their U.S. concert debut at RKO 58th Street Theatre, New York City as part of a rock & roll extravaganza promoted by DJ Murray the K.

3/25/1983 – Motown Records celebrated its 25 anniversary with a concert in Pasadena, featuring; The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5.

3/26/1971 – The Rolling Stones “lips and tongue” logo makes its first appearance on VIP passes.
3/26/1980 – The Wall by Pink Floyd breaks the record for longest running pop album on the charts. The previous record holder was Carole King’s Tapestry.
3/27/1965 – Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds
3/28/1969 – Joe Cocker plays his first U.S. gig.
3/28/1978 – Alice Cooper appears on The Muppet Show and performs “Welcome To My Nightmare” and “School’s Out.” Adorable? Nightmarish? Both?

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