March 15, 2009

This Day in Music

1969, Cream started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their album 'Goodbye.'

1969, Janis Joplin was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents.

1975, The Doobie Brothers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Black Water', the groups first of two US No.1's.

1975, Led Zeppelin went to No.1 on the UK chart with the double album 'Physical Graffiti', the first on their own 'Swan Song' label, the album spent six weeks at No.1 on the US chart.

1977, Pink Floyd played the first of six sold-out nights at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England.

1989, The Rolling Stones signed a $70 million (£40 million) contract to play 50 North American dates. It was the largest contract in rock history.

1999, Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame by U2's Bono.

2002, Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of John Lennon overlooking the check- in hall of Liverpool John Lennon airport. The re-branding of the airport featured a sketch of Lennon's face with the words 'Above Us Only Skies.'

Taken from "This Day in Music"


Unholy_Diver said...

An interesting tidbit about "Black Water"- a local radio station, WROV-AM in Roanoke(now known as WGMN-AM, an ESPN affiliate), was the first station in the country to play the song on the radio(it was originally the B-side to "Another Park , Another Sunday"). It became so popular that the station actually had a hand in Warner Brothers releasing it as a single.

When I saw the Doobies in Roanoke later that year, they publicly thanked WROV for helping to make the song a hit. I thought that was pretty cool.

Southern (in)Sanity said...

I would have LOVED to have seen just one of those Pink Floyd shows in 1977.

Eric said...

I'd gve my left nut to have been at that Pink Floyd concert - but I'd only have been 6, and now that I think about it, all those years with only one might be tough.

Dan said...

I saw both PF shows in '77' in Milwaukee at the old County Stadium. They were excellent, as far as I can remember ;-)

Bond said...

What a day this is!

Incerdible. Thanks for sharing.

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