Why March 26th Matters In Rock History
It’s March 26th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
- In 1986, Geffen signed a Los Angeles band by the name of Guns N’ Roses.
- In 1965, Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones all got electric shocks from faulty microphones during a gig in Denmark. Wyman’s was so bad he was unconscious for a few minutes.
- In 1995, Soundgarden’s iconic album, Superunknown, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
- In 2002, former Ozzy Osbourne and Mötley Crüe drummer Randy Castillo died from cancer.
- In 2006, U2’s The Edge donated his favourite guitar, a 1975 Gibson Les Paul, to a charity he co-founded to help replace instruments lost or destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
- In 1977, Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “Rich Girl” was the No. 1 song in the U.S.
- And in 2000, Phil Collins won the Oscar for Best Original Song for his tune “You’ll Be In My Heart” which is on the soundtrack to the Disney animated film Tarzan.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio