2023-03-19

MARCH 19th
Sheryl Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club” enters the U.S. album survey. It stays on the chart for over a year, peaking at #3. 1994
The Library of Congress announces that The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run” albums are in the Library which digitally stores and saves significant musical works. 2004
MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Guitarist Paul Atkinson has a birthday. The guitarist becomes a founding member The Zombies (“She’s Not There,” “Time Of The Season”). 1946
Guitarist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) has a birthday.  He’s from Buffalo, NY.  1953
Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion in Memphis. It’s Presley’s home for twenty years. He even dies there and is (eventually) laid to rest on the Graceland grounds. 1957
Bob Dylan’s self-titled debut album is released. It features Folk standards, but also includes two original compositions, “Talkin’ New York” and “Song To Woody” (as in the legendary Folk singer Woody Guthrie).  1962
Two brilliant albums get their due. Jimi Hendrix Experience’s debut “Are You Experienced” and Bob Dylan’s “John Wesley Harding” both go gold. 1968
Jefferson Airplane becomes Jefferson Starship. 1974
Singer/drummer Brann Timothy Dailor (Mastodon) is born in Rochester, NY.  1975
“Dressed To Kill” is the third album from KISS.  Produced by Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart, because the label’s financial situation does not permit the hiring of a professional producer, the set subsequently goes gold.  1975
Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind has a birthday. 1976
Alice Cooper marries Sheryl Goddard, a choreographer who is performing on his Welcome To My Nightmare tour.  The marriage lasts.  1976
Free guitarist Paul Kossoff dies from undetermined causes at the age of twenty-six on a London-to-New York flight. He had a history of heart disease. 1976
While on tour in Florida, Ozzy Osbourne’s plane dive-bombs the tour bus. On one pass the plane clips the bus and goes out of control. The resulting crash kills three, including Ozzy’s guitarist supreme, Randy Rhoads. 1982
The death of vocalist Andrew Wood from a heroin overdose means the end of Mother Love Bone but the beginning of Pearl Jam. Ex-Love Bone guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Jeff Ament recruit new members with vocalist Eddie Vedder suggesting the name. 1990
Aerosmith, Queen and Steely Dan are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. 2001
Paul Rodgers along with Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor perform at the Nelson Mandela 46664 AIDS Awareness Concert in South Africa. 2005
The Offspring’s Dexter Holland runs in the Los Angeles Marathon. He raises money for the Innocence Project, a nonprofit charity that supports people wrongly convicted of crimes. 2006
Anthony Kiedis’ bronchial pneumonia forces the Red Hot Chili Peppers postponed their tour of Japan. Doctors order the vocalist not to fly for 10 days.
Director Peter Margolis interviews fans of the late Randy Rhoads at the San Bernardino, CA, cemetery where he is buried. The interviews are for a documentary sanctioned by Rhoads’ family. Rhoads died 25 years earlier, on this day (see above), at age 25. 2007
The Runaways,” based on the ’70s female Punk band, is in theaters. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film stars Twilight’s Kristen Stewart as guitarist Joan Jett, and Dakota Fanning as frontwoman Cherie Currie. 2010
Jonny Greenwood’s orchestral composition “Dogwood” is broadcast by BBC Radio 3. It is also streamed on the BBC website. “I wrote this piece mostly in hotels and dressing rooms while touring,” explains the Radiohead guitarist on the BBC site. 2010
The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn launches his “Clear Heart” beer in collaboration with Signature Brew. “Clear Heart (is) a ‘golden brew’ with ‘a full-bodied taste’ and ‘citrus notes’,” reads a press release. 2012
A graveside memorial marks the 30th anniversary of Randy Rhoads’ death (see above). More than 350 friends, family and fans pay their respects. 2012
“Specter At The Feast” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club arrives. The band used the album to overcome the ’10 death of frontman Robert Been’s father, Michael, who was involved with the band. “No one really wanted to find those words or dig in deep,” says Been. “You have to go back again and dig a bit deeper, and it was excruciating.” 2013
Anthrax unfurls their Classic Rock covers album, “Anthems.” “It was a lot of fun, especially because a lot of those (songs) aren’t, I guess, normal for us-although they are because they’re songs we all knew,” says Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. The set includes their versions of “Jailbreak” (Thin Lizzy), “Smokin'” (Boston) and “T.N.T.” (AC/DC). 2013
“The Next Day” is David Bowie’s first U.K. #1 album in 20 years. The album sells over 94,000 copies its first week easily beating the second-place album, Bon Jovi’s “What About Now?” 2013
Blink 182 perform their first show without co-founding guitarist Tom DeLonge. In his place at the Roxy in West Hollywood is Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. It’s the culmination of an acrimonious and public rift between DeLonge and his bandmates (drummer Travis Barker and bassist Mark Hoppus). 2015
The We Are X” hits #1 on the U.K. Rock and Metal Chart. The Japan X documentary soundtrack also tops the charts in several other counties.  2017
“City Of Lies” is released starring Johnny Depp.  The soundtrack features Aerosmith guitarist/songwriter Joe Perry who contributed five songs to the Brad Furman-directed film.  2021