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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 […]

7th March 1975, David Bowie released his ninth studio album Young Americans. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie’s previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Young Americans featured the song ‘Fame’ (co-written with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon), which gave Bowie his first US No.1 hit […]

Brian Wilson released his first solo single, “Caroline, No,” on March 7, 1966. It was the first release of the historic Pet Sounds sessions. Two months later, “Caroline, No” would appear on the Pet Sounds LP, but it was then credited to The Beach Boys. Any of you have the Brian Wilson 45 version? Happy […]

5th March 1965, The Mannish Boys released their second single ‘I Pity The Fool’, featuring a young David Bowie. Produced by Shel Talmy, (who was also producing the early singles and albums by The Who and The Kinks). Jimmy Page was Talmy’s regular session musician and played the guitar solo on ‘I Pity the Fool’. […]

5th March 1956, Frank Sinatra released his tenth studio album Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (the first album ever to top the UK Albums Chart). Sinatra aficionados often rank it his best album and many music critics consider it one of the greatest albums of its era. The original cover had Sinatra facing away from the […]

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 […]

Blue Oyster Cult released their first live album “On Your Feet or on Your Knees” on Feb 27, 1975. Each of the band’s first three studio albums is represented by three songs each, two other songs are covers (“I Ain’t Got You”, albeit with modified lyrics, and “Born to Be Wild”), and one (“Buck’s Boogie”) […]

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