MARCH 23 – MARCH 29 – THIS WEEK IN ROCK

This week’s Trivia Answer: MARCH 23 – MARCH 29

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.

BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

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)
3/29/1947 – Bobby Kimball (vocals, Toto)
3/29/1949 – Michael Brecker (jazz saxophone)
3/29/1959 – Perry Farrell (vocals, Jane’s Addiction)

MUSIC RELEASES AND TOP OF THE CHARTS:

3/26/1977 – The Clash release “White Riot”
3/26/199 – 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
3/29/1969 – Blood, Sweat, and Tears’s self-titled LP hits #1
3/29/1975 – Jeff Beck releases his most successful US album, Blow By Blow

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY:

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?
3/29/1975 – Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have six albums on the Billboard chart simultaneously: Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin IV, House of the Holy, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III.
3/29/1980 – Brian Johnson becomes the new lead singer of AC/DC after the tragic loss of Bon Scott.
3/29/1980 – Dark Side of the Moon is on the US charts for the 303rd week

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