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This Day in Music History: March 1st
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1995: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry left the stage during the middle of a concert in Lausanne, Switzerland with a severe headache. He was later diagnosed with a brain aneurysm & concerts scheduled through May were postponed.

1994: Nirvana performed their final concert at the Terminal Einz in Munich, Germany, an airport hangar in front of 3,000 fans.

1994: At the 36th annual Grammy Awards held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Ozzy Osbourne won his first Grammy for Best Metal Performance and Meat Loaf won his first Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. 

1991: The Doors movie starring Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison premiered in North America.

1990: During a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers concert at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, CA, Bob Dylan & Bruce Springsteen made guest appearances on Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Travelin’ Band” & the Animals’ “I’m Crying”.

1989: R.E.M. kicked off their North American leg of their tour in support of Green in Louisville, KY at Louisville Gardens.

1980: Patti Smith married MC5 guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith in Detroit, where they would settle down & start a family.

1975: The Eagles reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first time with “Best of My Love” which spent one week at number one.

1969: Jim Morrison was charged with lewd & lascivious behavior after Morrison allegedly exposed his penis to the audience during a Doors concert in Miami at the Dinner Key Auditorium.

1968: Elton John released his debut single “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” on Philips Records. The song didn’t chart.

Roger Daltrey-singer for The Who born in 1944
Rob Affuso-drummer for Skid Row born in 1963


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