THIS DAY IN ROCK

March 22nd: Allman Brothers Band, Traffic, The Police, Queen, Heart and more ...


On This Day in Rock

1962: The Beatles and The New York Twisters appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England.

1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at The Guildhall in Southampton, England.

1971: US police arrested all the members from The Allman Brothers Band for heroin and marijuana possession.

1973: Traffic supported by Spooky Tooth appeared at The Hard Rock, Manchester, England.

1975: Led Zeppelin started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Physical Graffiti', the group's fourth US No.1 album.

1978: The Police signed to A&M Records. The band scored over 15 UK Top 40 hits with the label including the worldwide No.1 'Every Breath You Take.'

1980: Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall', started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Also No.1 in the UK.

1984: Queen filmed the video for ‘I Want To Break Free’ at Limehouse Studio in London, England. Directed by David Mallet, it was a parody of the northern British soap opera Coronation Street with the band members dressed in drag. Guitarist Brian May later said the video ruined the band in America, and was initially banned by MTV in the US.

1986: Heart went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'These Dreams', it made No.8 in the UK in 1988.


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