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This Day in Music History: March 29th
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2005: Neil Young underwent surgery at a New York hospital to treat a brain aneurysm. Young first realized something was wrong when his vision became blurry after attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony weeks earlier.


1982: Iron Maiden released their third studio album, The Number of the Beast, their first album with Bruce Dickinson singing for them. It has been cited as one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time.


1980: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon spent its 303rd consecutive week on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, breaking the record set by Carole King’s Tapestry for longest stay on the Billboard 200.


1979: Supertramp released their sixth album Breakfast in America which went on to become their most successful album selling four million copies in the U.S. & reaching number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for six weeks.


1978: David Bowie kicked off the Low/Heroes World Tour at the San Diego Sports Arena.


1975: Led Zeppelin had all six of their albums in the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Physical Graffiti was still at number one.


1975: Sugarloaf peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.


1973: Shortly after having a hit with Shel Silverstein’s “The Cover of the Rolling Stone”, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show were on the cover of Rolling Stone in caricature.


1967: The Beatles recorded “With a Little Help from My Friends” at Abbey Road Studios in London.


Birthdays:
Chad Allan-guitarist for The Guess Who born in 1943
Terry Jacks born in 1944
Bobby Kimball-singer for Toto born in 1947
Perry Farrell-singer for Jane’s Addiction born in 1959

 

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