This Day in History: 2023-03-29

MARCH 29th
The film “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” premieres. The film documents Joe Cocker’s North American tour and features Leon Russell, among others. 1971
Nominated in five categories at the 38th annual Juno Awards (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys) in Vancouver, Nickelback wins Group of the Year, Album of the Year (“Dark Horse”) and Fans Choice. They also perform their “Dark Horse” hit “Something In Your Mouth.” 2009
Stevie Nicks is inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Nicks is the first woman with two Hall of Fame entries (for Fleetwood Mac and her solo career). 2019
Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is born in Orange, TX. 1947
The North Alabama White Citizens Council comes out against Rock n’ Roll calling it “immoral.” 1956
Perry Farrell (a pun on ‘peripheral’) is born in New York City (Queens) with the moniker Peretz Bernstein. The Jane’s Addiction frontman later launches Porno For Pyros (“Pets”) and The Satellite Party. 1959
John Popper (Blues Traveler) starts his life. Born in Cleveland, Popper grows up in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. The vocalist/harmonica player is inspired to become a musician after seeing the film “The Blues Brothers.” 1967
Dr. Hook gets on the cover of Rolling Stone largely by singing about wanting to be there. The magazine’s credibility never really recovers. 1973
Led Zeppelin logs six records simultaneously on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. From “Led Zeppelin” through “Physical Graffiti.” It is a first in Rock or Pop history. 1975
Supertramp release their sixth album “Breakfast In America,” which goes on to sell six-million copies in the U.S.  1979
The “Not In Our Name: Dead Man Walking” benefit concert to repeal the death penalty is held in L.A. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament perform. 1998
A Perfect Circle postpones several dates on their North American tour because singer Maynard James Keenan is ill.  2004
Rotten apple. The Beatles’ business entity, Apple Corps, relaunches its trademark-infringement battle with Apple Computer in London over the latter’s iTunes service. The action claims that the iPod manufacturer violated a ’91 agreement in which they agreed to steer clear of music-related endeavors. Of course, Apple Corps is seeking millions in compensation. 2006
For a group that has had more than its share of motorcycle related deaths (guitarist Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley), Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge is injured when his motorcycle hits a car in his hometown of Birmingham, AL. Burbridge receives minor leg wounds. He’s back performing with his other band, Oteil & The Pacemakers, a short time later. 2006
U2’s Bono is officially awarded an honorary knighthood in Dublin, Ireland. U2’s The Edge and Adam Clayton attend as Bono receives the honor from the British ambassador to Ireland. Bono, a non-Briton, isn’t allowed use the title “Sir.” It doesn’t seem to bother him. “You have permission to call me anything (else) you want… Lord of lords, your demigodness, that’ll do,” says the singer. 2007
My Chemical Romance’s guitarist Frank Iero leaves the band’s tour due to an undisclosed illness. “He was basically playing laying down because he is extremely f**king sick,” says singer Gerard Way during a London show. “We had to just send him home.” Iero also missed several shows earlier in the year due to illness. Guitar tech, Matt Cortes, steps in.  2007
A stage production based on Neil Young’s ’03 concept album, “Greendale,” premieres at Dallas’ Undermain Theatre. “Greendale’s” songs are performed by a live band and an ensemble cast. 2007
Guitar Hero: Metallica, is released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems. There are also songs from Slayer. “There had been some issues with (the content of) their lyrics but we stood up for Slayer, and we finally got Slayer cleared,” states Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. 2009
Oasis’ ’95 hit “Wonderwall” tops a Virgin Radio listener’s poll of the Best British songs of all time. 2010
Red Hot Chili Peppers begin their first U.S. tour in five years after postponing the start due to singer Anthony Kiedis’ foot injuries. The “I’m With You” trek is the group’s first since the departure of longtime guitarist John Frusciante (and the addition of one-time touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer). 2012
After weeks of speculation, following the departure of drummer Shawn Drover, Megadeth confirm that Lamb Of Lamb’s Chris Alder is going to be behind the kit. 2015
R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe makes his solo debut on late night television with an appearance on the Tonight Show. He covers David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” in advance of his performance at a Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall two nights later. 2016
Andy ‘Thunderclap’ Newman dies at age 73. His namesake band (Thunderclap Newman) was formed by The Who’s Pete Townshend and manager Kit Lambert as a showpiece for Newman, John ‘Speedy’ Keen and Jimmy McCulloch. The group is best remembered for ’69’s “Something In The Air.” 2016
The Library of Congress adds Don McLean’s “American Pie,” The Eagles “Greatest Hits” and David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” to their National Recording Registry.  2017
Papa Roach unfurls the video for “None Of The Above” featuring DanceXperience ballet troupe performing at the Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg. Dressed in white, the dancers contrast the ruins of the castle. 2018
Def Leppard, Radiohead, The Cure and the Zombies are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Def Leppard had been eligible since ’04. 2019