March

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When the new Billboard charts came out on March 11, 1972, Neil Young’s fourth solo LP “Harvest” was the new #1 album in the US. It knocked Don McClean’s LP “American Pie” out of the top spot where it had been for the past 7 weeks. “Harvest” featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks […]

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 […]

10th March 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965. Read it here

The Sex Pistols signed with A&M Records at 7 a.m. in the morning on March 10, 1977. The signing took place on a trestle table set up outside of Buckingham Palace. It made headlines around the world. Punk rock was getting major label support. Six days later they would be dropped by the label. Interesting […]

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 […]

10th March 2003, During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the […]

9th March 2007, Brad Delp lead singer of US rock band Boston committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in at his home in the New Hampshire town of Atkinson. He died from the smoke of two charcoal grills he’d lit inside his sealed master bathroom. He was found by police lying on a pillow on […]

It was 11 years ago today, on March 9, 2007, that we lost Brad Delp who was the former lead singer of the band Boston. Brad took his own life. It was a great loss. While we remember the great music he helped create we must also be aware of our friends who may need […]

9th March 1991, ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi’s TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock. The Spanish backing vocals were sung by Joe Strummer and Joe Ely. Read it here

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 […]


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