The Allman Brothers Band started out as the opening band for Johnny Winter and Elvin Bishop for 3 nights, March, 11, 12 & 13, 1971 at the Fillmore East in new York City. Although Winter was billed as the headliner, by the third night, the 13th, the ABB were closing the show. On the 12th […]

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 […]

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 […]

The J. Geils Band former lead vocalist and frontman Peter Wolf is celebrating his 72nd birthday today. Peter originally planned a career as an artist, but he got a job in the late 1960s as a disc jockey on Boston FM radio station WBCN and began exploring his interest in blues and rhythm and blues […]

6th March 2010, Mark Linkous, frontman with US band Sparklehorse committed suicide by shooting himself in the heart outside a friend’s house in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1996 Linkous “died” for two minutes after ingesting a mix of Valium and antidepressants while supporting Radiohead on tour in the UK. He recovered, but the incident left him […]

On March 3, 1986, THE BAND played a concert at the Cheek to Cheek Lounge outside Orlando, in Winter Park, Florida. While on stage, Richard Manuel, appeared to be in relatively good spirits but ominously thanked Garth Hudson for “twenty-five years of incredible music”. After the show, The Band returned to the Quality Inn, down […]

4th March 1986, After just completing a two set show with The Band in Winter Park, Florida, 41 year old Richard Manuel of The Band hung himself from a shower curtain rod in a hotel room in Florida. His band mate, Robbie Robertson honoured his friend with the song, ‘Fallen Angel’ in 1987. Read it […]

A band called The Herd got together for the first time on March 3, 1966 in Los Angeles. The band included unknowns Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. The members would later decide to take the name of an old steamroller, Buffalo Springfield for the name of their band. But […]

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 […]

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