On March 11, 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released their first LP “Déjà vu”. It topped the pop album chart for one week and generated three Top 40 singles: “Woodstock”, “Teach Your Children”, and “Our House”. In 2003, the album was ranked #147 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of […]

RUSH released their 4th LP “2112” on March 10, 1976. Due to the relative commercial failure of their previous album, Caress of Steel, Mercury (their record label at the time) pressured the band not to do another album with “concept” songs. Caress of Steel contains two multi-part epics: the twelve-minute “The Necromancer” (side one) and […]

U2 released their 5th LP “The Joshua Tree’ on March 9th, 1987. The Joshua Tree received critical acclaim, topped the charts in over 20 countries, and became the fastest-selling album in British history. According to Rolling Stone, the album increased the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”. It produced the hit singles “With or Without […]

Alice Cooper (the band) released their third LP “Love It to Death”on March 8, 1971. It was the band’s first commercially successful album, and is considered to be where the band first consolidated its aggressive hard-rocking sound. The album’s best-known track, “I’m Eighteen”, was released as a single to test the band’s commercial viability before […]

On March 6, 1982, The Go Go’s LP ‘Beauty And The Beat’ hit the #1 spot on the US album charts. It would stay there a total of 6 weeks. Still listen to The Go Go’s? And any of you guys ever have a crush on any of the members of the band? Read It […]

Metallica released their third LP “Master of Puppets” on March 3, 1986. It was the first Metallica album released on a major label. Master of Puppets is the band’s last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus crash during the album’s promotional tour. The album peaked at number 29 on the […]

Frank Zappa released his classic LP “Sheik Yerbouti” on March 3, 1979. It was a live double album with studio elements made up of material recorded in 1977 and 1978. It was first released on Zappa Records. Sheik Yerbouti represented a major turning point in Zappa’s career. The first album to be released on his […]

Styx released their 11th LP “Kilroy Was Here” on this day in 1983. The title came from a famous World War II graffito “Kilroy was here”. It was the final album of original material to be released by the classic Shaw/Panozzo/Panozzo/Young/DeYoung lineup of the band. It was also the last LP by the band to […]

On Feb. 27, 1971, Janis Joplin finally had a #1 album. Her LP “Pearl”, which had been released on Jan. 11 hit the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. It would remain there for 9 straight weeks. As you all know, Janis wasn’t there to see it happen. Janis had passed away on Oct. […]

The Beatles released the LP “Hey Jude” on Feb. 26, 1970. It was collection of non-album singles and B-sides by the Beatles. It included “I Should Have Known Better” and “Can’t Buy Me Love”, two singles released by Capitol Records whose only previous American album appearance had been on the A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack […]

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