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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”) […]

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 […]

Alice Cooper (the band) released their sixth LP “Billion Dollar Babies” on Feb. 25, 1973. The album became the best selling Alice Cooper record at the time of its release, hit number one on the album charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The album was well received by such critics as […]

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band released their classic LP “Against The Wind” on Feb 25, 1980. It is Seger’s only number-one album, spending six weeks at the top of the Billboard Top LPs chart. To get to be the #1 album on the chart, they knocked Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” from the top […]

On Feb. 25, 1963, Vee Jay records released the first US single / 45 by the then-unknown Beatles, “Please Please Me” b/w “Ask Me Why.” It went nowhere on the charts or on the radio. It is however one of the most collectable of all the Beatles’ records because the record company spelled the bands […]

Was it Led Zeppelin’s finest work? On Feb 24, 1975, Led Zeppelin released their 6th album titled “Physical Graffiti”. It was a double disc set. The band wrote and recorded eight songs at Headley Grange and because these eight songs stretched beyond the typical length of an album, the band decided to make “Physical Graffiti” […]

Before the ‘Woodstock’ movie was released in March of 1970, not a lot of people in the US had heard of Ten Years After. Once the movie was out and people saw the guys blazing through “I’m Going Home”, they had instant stardom. On Feb. 22, 1969, a full 6 months before they appeared at […]

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