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This Day in Music History: March 30th
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2006: Courtney Love sold 25% of her stake in Nirvana’s publishing rights to Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music Publishing for $50 million.


2000: Mick Jagger visited his old school, Dartford Grammar School to open Mick Jagger Centre, dedicated to the arts & music programs at the school. Jagger was quoted as saying he had spent the worst years of his life at the school.


1992: R.E.M. entered Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY to begin recording their eighth studio album Automatic for the People.


1984: Greg Lake left Asia to be replaced by the bassist he initially replaced, John Wetton.


1978: The Clash’s bassist Paul Simonon & drummer Topper Headon were arrested after shooting racing pigeons from the roof of Chalk Farm Studios in London. Four police cars & a helicopter were required to make the arrest. They were fined $1,360.


1975: Jeff Beck’s first solo album Blow by Blow was released. The album went on to receive praise both from rock fans & jazz fans & sell over a million copies in the U.S.


1974: The Ramones made their live debut at Performance Studio in New York City.


1974: Paul McCartney & Wings peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Jet” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.


1967: During Jimi Hendrix’s appearance on the BBC’s Top of the Pops, a technician mistakenly cued Alan Price’s “Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear” instead of Hendrix’s “Purple Haze”. Hendrix replied “I don’t know the words to that one man.”


Birthdays:
Graeme Edge-drummer for The Moody Blues born in 1941
Eric Clapton born in 1945
James Mangrum-singer for Black Oak Arkansas born in 1948
Dave Ball-guitarist for Procol Harum born in 1950

 

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