Why March 19th Matters In Rock History
It’s March 19th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
- In 1971, Jethro Tull released their fourth studio album, Aqualung.
- In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne’s rhythm guitarist and former Quiet Riot member Randy Rhoads was killed when the plane he was in crashed.
- In 2001, Queen, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan and Paul Simon were among the musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- In 1974, Jefferson Airplane was renamed Jefferson Starship.
- In 2002, a flight attendant testified at R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s trial for air rage. She claimed she was “scared to death” that the rocker might stab someone after hiding a knife up his sleeve during an alleged in-air rampage on a British Airways flight. Buck was later acquitted.
- In 1970, David Bowie married Angie Bowie. They divorced in 1980.
- And in 2002, The Strokes got into a fistfight with a record executive in Paris. The RCA employee was trying to make the exhausted group appear on a TV show when singer Julian Casablancas allegedly hit him.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio