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31st March 1958, Chuck Berry's rock 'n' roll classic 'Johnny B. Goode' single was released. It entered the US charts six weeks later and peaked at No.8 on the chart. The song's original lyrics referred to Johnny as a 'colored boy', but Berry later acknowledged that he changed it to 'country boy' to ensure radio […]

31st March 1967, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar live on stage for the first time when he was appearing at The Astoria in London, England. It was the first night of a 24-date tour with The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink. The Fender Stratocaster burned on stage by Hendrix sold for […]

30th March 1978, Paul Simonon and Nicky Headon from The Clash were arrested in Camden Town, London after shooting down racing pigeons with air guns from the roof of Chalk Farm Studios. Four police cars and a helicopter were required to make the arrest. Their fines totalled £800 ($1,360). https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/this-day-in-musics-guide-…/ This Day In Music’s Guide […]

26th March 2006, Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and the Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of […]

Happy birthday to Sir Elton John singer, songwriter, pianist, (Reginald Dwight), who had the 1971 UK No.7 single 'Your Song', the 1973 US No.1 single 'Crocodile Rock' along with seven other US No.1's. hE HAD THE biggest selling single of all time in 1997 with 'Candle In The Wind 97', plus has scored over 50 […]

Ex-GREAT WHITE Singer TERRY ILOUS: ‘I Never Thought I Would See The Day When I Have To Wear A Mask In Order To Protect Myself’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-great-white-singer-terry-ilous-i-never-thought-i-would-see-the-day-when-i-have-to-wear-a-mask-in-order-to-protect-myself/ Ex-GREAT WHITE Singer TERRY ILOUS: ‘I Never Thought I Would See The Day When I Have To Wear A Mask In Order To Protect Myself’ Former GREAT WHITE singer […]

23rd March 1991, R.E.M. scored their first UK No.1 album with their seventh LP Out Of Time featuring the singles 'Losing My Religion' (which became R.E.M.'s highest-charting hit in the US, reaching No.4), and 'Shiny Happy People.' The video for 'Losing My Religion' won two Grammy Awards and six MTV Awards. More here: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/r-e-m/ R.E.M. […]

22nd March 1980, Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. The track, which was the group’s only US chart topper, was also a No.1 in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and in many other countries around the world. Pink Floyd received […]

Thanks to everyone that pre orderd our Prince – The Day I Was There book which is now out. Reviews are good which we are happy about! We still have a limited number of harbacks signed by the authors with the option of a personal dedication written in the book avaialble from our store: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com […]

21st March 2004, Ozzy Osbourne was named the nation's favourite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet earth. The 55-year-old singer came top of a poll as the face people want to represent them to alien life. The poll of internet users was carried out following the discovery of signs of water on Mars. Ozzy won […]


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