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Led Zeppelin released their 5th album titled “Houses of the Holy” on March 28, 1973. It is their first album composed of entirely original material, and represents a musical turning point for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques. Containing some of the band’s most famous songs, including […]

28th March 1981, Blondie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rapture’, the group’s fourth US No.1 and the first No. 1 song in the US to feature rap and its lyrics, notable for name-checking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash. More on Blondie here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/blondie Read […]

27th March 1972, Elvis Presley recorded what would be his last major hit, ‘Burning Love,’ which became a No.2 hit on the US chart. Written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander, who included it on his 1972 self-titled album. It was soon covered and brought to fame by Elvis, […]

27th March 1984, Bryan Adams went into Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, Reckless. It was the first single released from the album and gave Adam’s his first UK hit peaking at No.11. The music video shot in London and Los Angeles was nominated for the […]

27th March 2000, Singer, songwriter, poet and actor, Ian Dury died after a long battle with cancer aged 57. Dury had been disabled by polio as a child, formed Kilburn and the High Roads during the 70’s. His first album ‘New Boot’s And Panties’ became a punk classic spending 90 weeks on the UK chart, […]

25th March 1966, At a photo session at Bob Whitaker’s studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, ‘Yesterday and Today’. After advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers, negative reaction to the cover […]

On March 25, 1968, the last episode of The Monkees’ TV show aired. It was titled “The Frodis Caper,” and was directed by Micky Dolenz. One of the interesting things about this last episode is in the beginning you hear The Beatles song “Good Morning, Good Morning”. This was the very first time that The […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released on March 25, 1970. It was a live album by Jimi Hendrix and the first without his original group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York City with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. This grouping […]

Happy Birthday to Aretha Franklin, born on 25th March 1942, American singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, who had the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.10 single ‘Respect’, the 1968 UK No.4 single ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ and the 1987 UK No.1 single with George Michael, ‘I Knew You Were Waiting’, […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd released their third studio LP “Nuthin’ Fancy” on March 24, 1975. It was their first album to reach the Top 10, peaking at #9 on the US albums chart. It was certified Gold on 6/27/1975 and Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the RIAA. This is the first record with new drummer Artimus Pyle and […]


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