MUSIC NOTES AT NOON 3/24-3/27- Catch Up! Rock and learn!

March 23, 2020
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MNAN MARCH 24
1973A fan shouting "Leather!" jumps on stage and bites Lou Reed in the butt during a concert in Buffalo. The fan is ejected and Reed is left with a sore posterior.

2001"Duane Allman Boulevard" is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a motorcycle crash.

1986The Rolling Stones release their album Dirty Work.

1975Lynyrd Skynyrd follows up Second Helping with their third album, Nuthin' Fancy.

1975Rush are named Most Promising Group at the Juno Awards. They fulfill that promise, winning Group Of The Year in 1978 and 1979.

MNAN MARCH 25
1947Elton John is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England. His stage name, taken at age 20, comes from two members of the band Bluesology: Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.

2016 Two weeks after Major Lazer made history as the first US act to perform in Cuba since democratic relations eased between the two countries, The Rolling Stones play their first-ever Cuba gig, performing a free show for 1.2 million fans at Havana's Cuidad Deportiva. The Stones spend around $7 million to finance the trip

1977Bob Seger's Night Moves goes Platinum.

1995: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was rescued from a dangerous riptide after swimming off the coast of New Zealand which carried his 250 feet offshore.

1990: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was arrested for allegedly exposing his bottom onstage during a Motley Crue concert in Augusta, GA.

MNAN MARCH 26
1966The Strangeurs, featuring future Aerosmith frontman Steven Tallarico (later Steven Tyler), open for The Byrds at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. The Strangeurs arrange for girls to sit in the front row and scream for them, but it's hardly necessary as the crowd goes nuts during their set, where they play six songs instead of their allotted two.
BDAY 1948- Steven Tyler is born Steven Tallarico in Yonkers, New York. He becomes lead singer of Aerosmith and a judge on American Idol.

1994Modern rock rules as Soundgarden's Superunknown is the #1 album in America

1983Thanks to heavy rotation on MTV, Duran Duran have their first American hit when "Hungry Like The Wolf" hits #3 on 

2002: Randy Castillo, drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue & Lita Ford died of squamous cell carcinoma at his home in Los Angeles. He was 51 years old.

1980: Van Halen released their third album Women and Children First which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell three million copies in the U.S.

1976: Thin Lizzy released their sixth album Jailbreak which went on to become their first album to chart in the U.S. peaking at number eighteen on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & become their only Gold record in the U.S.

1971 The Rolling Stones' lips and tongue logo appears for the first time when it is used on VIP passes for their show at the Marquee Club in London.

MNAN MARCH 27
1979  Eric Clapton marries George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie, the subject of the song "Layla." Harrison attends the wedding and remains friends with Clapton.

1987 U2 play a rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their video for "Where The Streets Have No Name." Thousands of onlookers gather and police order the band to stop playing.

1986 Sammy Hagar makes his first appearance as Van Halen's lead singer when the group begins their tour in Louisiana.

1986 In Valley Center, Kansas, Metallica join Ozzy Osbourne's Ultimate Sin tour as the opening act.

1959Keyboard player Andrew Farris, who forms INXS along with his brothers, Tim and Jon, is born in Perth, Western Australia. He and lead singer Michael Hutchence team up to write most of the group's songs.