March

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Why is it that great musicians make great bad guys on TV? On March 14, 1986, Frank Zappa made a guest appearance on Miami Vice as drug dealer Mario Fuente. How many of you will now admit to watching Miami Vice every week? They did usually have great music on the show. Read It Here!

On March 14, 1975, The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward and John Lodge released an album titled “Blue Jays”. It was recorded and released during the Moody Blues’ five-year hiatus. During work on the Moody Blues album that was to follow Seventh Sojourn, bandmates Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge summoned Hayward and producer […]

Happy Birthday to Quincy Jones, born on 14th March 1933. American record producer, composer and musician He is known for his 1962 tune ‘Soul Bossa Nova’ and later scored the 1978 US No.1 single ‘Stuff Like That’. Has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations. Jones was the producer of the three albums by Michael Jackson, […]

13th March 1971, Brewer and Shipley entered the US singles chart with ‘One Toke Over The Line’. The song, which featured Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia on steel guitar, peaked at No.10 despite being banned by radio stations for its drug references. Brewer and Shipley maintained that the word “toke” meant “token” as in ticket, hence […]

13th March 1993, Eric Clapton started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Unplugged. It remains the most successful and best-selling live album ever, winning two Grammy awards at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993. It is also Clapton’s best-selling album ever, having sold 26 million copies worldwide. More on […]

A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

12th March 2006, Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his third solo album On An Island. In 2009 UK radio station Planet Rock held a poll asking listeners to name the ‘Greatest Solo Album Written By A Former Band Member’. David Gilmour was voted into first […]

12th March 1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking […]

The Beatles released the single “Let It Be” on March 11, 1970 in the US. At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, coming in at Number 6. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney. It was their final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band. Both […]

11th March 1970, Deja Vu, the first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, (and the second by the trio configuration of Crosby, Stills, and Nash), was released. It topped the pop album chart for one week and spawned three US Top 40 singles: ‘Teach Your Children’, ‘Our House’, and ‘Woodstock’. Read it here


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