This Day in Music History: March 20th
1994: Rush were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the Juno Awards of 1994 at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto.
1991: Eric Clapton’s four year old son Conor climbed out of an open window & fell 700 feet to his death in New York City. Clapton’s grief was expressed in the song “Tears in Heaven”.
1982: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ cover of “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first of seven consecutive weeks.
1980: Truck driver Joseph Riviera held up the New York offices of Asylum Records demanding to see either Jackson Browne or The Eagles. Riviera wanted to see if either of them would finance his own trucking operation & he surrendered to New York police after being told neither of them were in the office.
1977: Lou Reed was banned from performing at the London Palladium due to his punk image.
1976: Alice Cooper married the choreographer of his Welcome to My Nightmare tour, Cheryl Goodard in Acapulco, Mexico. They’re still married to this day.
1971: Janis Joplin reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time posthumously with “Me and Bobby McGee” which spent one week on top of the chart.
1968: Eric Clapton & Neil Young, Richie Furay & Jim Messina of Buffalo Springfield were arrested in Los Angeles for being in a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used. Clapton was found innocent but the members of Buffalo Springfield each paid a small fine.
1960: Elvis Presley began his first recording session since being discharged from the U.S. Army. This twelve hour session produced the future number one single “Stuck on You”.
Carl Palmer-drummer for Emerson, Lake & Palmer & Asia born in 1950
Jimmie Vaughan-guitarist for The Fabulous Thunderbirds born in 1951
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