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This Day in Music History: March 2nd
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2009: U2 began a week long residency at the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the release of the album No Line on the Horizon which was released the following day.

1999: Bob Dylan performed the first concert at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. U2 singer Bono joined Dylan onstage during the encore to sing “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”.

1991: “All Right Now” by Free reached number eight on the U.K. Singles Chart, 21 years after it initially peaked at number two. Its re-appearance on the chart was due to its use in a chewing gum commercial.

1985: John Fogerty peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Old Man Down the Road” which was Fogerty’s only top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.

1984: Jerry Hall gave birth to her first child with Mick Jagger in New York City, a daughter named Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger.

1982: David Bowie made his television acting debut, appearing in a production of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal on the BBC.

1975: Linda McCartney was arrested on charges of marijuana possession after police pulled over the Lincoln Continental that Paul was driving for allegedly running a red light. Eight ounces of marijuana was found in the car. Paul was not charged.

1968: Blue Cheer released their cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues” which is largely credited as one of the first heavy metal singles. It would peak at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

1960: Elvis Presley left Germany after serving two years in the Army. During a stop to refuel the plane Presley was flying on in Prestwick, U.K., Presley greeted fans through a fence. This was the only time Presley ever set foot on British soil.

Lou Reed born in 1942
Rory Gallagher born in 1948
Eddie Money born in 1949
Jon Bon Jovi-singer for Bon Jovi born in 1962


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