This Day in Music History: March 25th

2008: Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was arrested in Laguna Beach, CA on suspicion of drunk driving after police noticed his Hummer weaving in traffic lanes. Sambora’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.


1995: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was rescued from a dangerous riptide after swimming off the coast of New Zealand which carried his 250 feet offshore.


1990: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was arrested for allegedly exposing his bottom onstage during a Motley Crue concert in Augusta, GA.


1990: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson won a Golden Raspberry for Worst Original Song for “Bring Your Daughter…to the Slaughter” from the fifth Nightmare on Elm Street movie. Also nominated was “Pet Sematary” by The Ramones.


1986: Guns N’ Roses signed a worldwide record contract with Geffen Records after A&R executive Tom Zutaut only saw them in concert once.


1977: Bob Seger received his first Platinum album for Night Moves, his first album with The Silver Bullet Band, which later went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.


1969: John Lennon & Yoko Ono began a week long bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel to promote world peace.


1967: The Who made their live debut in the U.S. at RKO 58th Street Theatre in New York City.


1967: Buffalo Springfield peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “For What It’s Worth” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.


Birthdays:

Elton John born in 1947
Jeff Healey born in 1966

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