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This Day in Music History: March 16th
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1993: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page & Whitesnake singer David Coverdale released their first and only album together titled Coverdale and Page. The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & went on to sell a million copies in the U.S.


1992: During a Metallica concert at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, fans dangled an usher by his ankles from a balcony as trouble broke out during the concert. Metallica would be fined $38,000 for repairs & cleaning after the audience trashed the arena.


1991: Valerie Bertinelli gave birth to her only child with her then-husband Eddie Van Halen, a son named Wolfgang William Van Halen. Wolfgang became Van Halen’s bassist in 2006.


1991: The Black Crowes made their first appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Thick and Thin” and “She Talks to Angels”.


1989: MTV launched a contest to give away the childhood home of Jon Bon Jovi in Sayreville, NJ.


1985: David Lee Roth peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his debut solo release, the EP Crazy from the Heat which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.


1985: Glenn Frey peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Heat Is On” which was off of the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop.


1979: Supertramp kicked off their tour in support of Breakfast in America in Boulder, CO.


1979: Twisted Sister became the first band to sellout New York City’s 3,000-seat Palladium without releasing an album. They didn’t gain a record deal until 1982


Birthdays:
Michael Bruce-guitarist for Alice Cooper born in 1948
Nancy Wilson-guitarist for Heart born in 1954

 

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