Why March 16th Matters in Rock History

It’s March 16th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

- In 1967, Pink Floyd began sessions at Abbey Road Studios for their debut album, Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

- In 1992, during a Metallica gig at Orlando Arena, fans dangled an usher by his ankles from the balcony as trouble broke out at the concert. The band was charged $38,000 for repairs and cleaning after the audience trashed the building.

- Later, in 1999, Stone Temple Pilots played an impromptu gig at LA’s Viper Room. It was the first time in two years that the group performed.

- In 1991, Eddie Van Halen and his then-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, had a son named Wolfgang Van Halen. Wolfie would go on to become the bassist for Eddie’s band, Van Halen.

- And in 1989, MTV launched a contest to give away Jon Bon Jovi’s childhood home. 

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio