This Day in Music History: March 19th

2001: Aerosmith, Queen, Steely Dan, Paul Simon & Michael Jackson were some of the acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Kid Rock inducted Aerosmith, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters inducted Queen, & Moby inducted Steely Dan.


1982: Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash in Leesburg, FL when the plane crashed into Osbourne’s tour bus. The pilot Andrew Aycock & hairdresser Rachel Youngblood were also killed. Rhoads was 25 years old.


1976: Free guitarist Paul Kossoff died of drug-related heart problems on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. He was 25 years old.


1975: Kiss recorded their concert at Detroit’s Cobo Hall which was recorded in part for their Alive! live album. Rush opened the concert.


1974: Jefferson Airplane officially renamed themselves Jefferson Starship.


1971: Jethro Tull released Aqualung, which went on to become their most successful album selling three million copies in the U.S. alone.


1970: David Bowie married his first wife, Angela Barnett at Bromley Register Office in Kent, U.K.


1962: Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album. It was Dylan’s only album not to chart in the U.S.


1957: Elvis Presley purchased Graceland in Memphis. Presley paid approximately $100,000 for the property, which is now a National Historic Landmark.


Birthdays:
Billy Sheehan-bassist for Mr. Big, David Lee Roth & Steve Vai born in 1953

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