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This Day In Rock History: March 17th



1973: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

1998: Van Halen released their eleventh studio album, Van Halen III, which would be their only album with former Extreme singer Gary Cherone singing for them. It went on to become their first album not to go Platinum & they didn’t release another studio album until 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.


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1978 - U2 won £500 ($850) and a chance to audition for CBS Ireland in a talent contest held in Dublin, The Limerick Civic Week Pop '78 Competition. Just two years later, U2 were signed to Island Records and released their debut album, Boy. U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the all time best-selling artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

1998 - Van Halen released their eleventh studio album, Van Halen III, which would be their only album with former Extreme singer Gary Cherone singing for them. It went on to become their first album not to go platinum, and they didn't release another studio album until 2012's A Different Kind of Truth.


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A few albums that was released....


1967 ● Grateful Dead —— The Grateful Dead ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)

1969 ● The Rascals —— Freedom Suite ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1990 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Just Say Ozzy ► Hard Rock

1992 ● Twisted Sister —— Big Hits and Nasty Cuts: The Best of Twisted Sister ► Hair Metal

1995 ● Elton John —— Made In England ► Pop-Rock

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This Day In Rock History: March 18th


1950 John Hartman (original drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Falls Church, Virginia.

1963 Jeff LaBar (guitarist for Cinderella) is born in Darby, Pennsylvania.

1966 Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is born in Tacoma, Washington.

1978 1978 Cal Jam II takes place at Ontario Motor Speedway outside of Los Angeles. The largest festival of the late '70s, performers include Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Santana and Heart. An estimated 350,000 fans attend; the Los Angeles Times reports that 700 of them were treated for overdoses of Angel Dust.

2014 Joe Lala, a drummer and percussionist who worked with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, the Eagles and Eric Clapton, died from complications of lung cancer at the age of 66.



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2001 American singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Phillips of Mamas and The Papas died of heart failure aged 65. His first band, The Journeymen, were a folk trio, Mamas and The Papas had the US No.1 'Monday, Monday'. Phillips was married to Michelle Gilliam, they had one child together, Chynna Phillips, vocalist of the 1990s pop trio Wilson Phillips. His second solo album was released on Rolling Stones records and featured Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor and Ronnie Wood.

2017 Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as 'Maybellene' (1955), 'Roll Over Beethoven' (1956), 'Rock and Roll Music' (1957) and 'Johnny B. Goode' (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive.


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2011 Terence "Jet" Harris, bass guitarist for The Shadows, died from throat cancer at the age of 71. Jet played on the hit "Apache" and during their days as Cliff Richard's backing band, performed on the chart-topper "Living Doll". In 1962 he left the group and had solo hits with "Besame Mucho" and "The Man With The Golden Arm".


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1991 - U2 were fined about $750 after being convicted of selling condoms illegally at the Virgin Megastore in Dublin.


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1965 - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman were arrested for "insulting behavior" in London. The act was urinating on the wall of the Francis Garage.

1977 - The Clash's first single "White Riot" was released.

1994 - Four guns and 25 boxes of ammo were confiscated from Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) after his wife, Courtney Love, called police fearing he was going to commit suicide. He did commit suicide about 3 weeks later.


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A few albums that was released....


1978 ● Big Star —— Third/Sister Lovers ► Pop-Rock

1997 ● Aerosmith —— Nine Lives ► Hard Rock

2003 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Hittin’ The Note ► Southern Rock


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1982 Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and former Quiet Riot member Randy Rhoads was killed when the plane he was riding in crashed. After driving much of the night, the band had stopped near a small airstrip. The tour bus driver, Andrew Aycock, talked the band's keyboardist, Don Airey, into taking a test flight in a '55 Beechcraft Bonanza, the joyride ended, and the plane landed safely. Then Aycock took Rhoads and Rachel Youngblood on another flight and attempts were made to 'buzz' the tour bus. The left wing clipped the bus, which sent the plane spiralling into a nearby house and bursting into flames. All three bodies were burned beyond recognition, and were identified by dental records.


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