Kiss released their 4th studio, and 5th overall album “Destroyer” on March 15, 1976 in the US. It was the third successive Kiss album to reach the top 40 in the US. The album marked a departure from the raw sound of the band’s first three albums. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice […]

On March 14, 1975, The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward and John Lodge released an album titled “Blue Jays”. It was recorded and released during the Moody Blues’ five-year hiatus. During work on the Moody Blues album that was to follow Seventh Sojourn, bandmates Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge summoned Hayward and producer […]

The Beatles released the single “Let It Be” on March 11, 1970 in the US. At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, coming in at Number 6. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney. It was their final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band. Both […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’. […]

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