Today in Rock History – March 29

Are you ready to learn some stuff? It’s March 29th and here’s what happened Today in Rock History!

Starting it off as always with releases! In 1985, we got Bad Moon Rising from Sonic Youth and two albums from two different Becks! The first being Blow by Blow from Jeff Beck released in 1975 and 2005’s Guero by Beck

It’s Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction birthday today!

We lost Alan Merrill in 2020 from COVID. Who is Alan Merrill? Well he was the co-writer and lead singer on the first released version of this classic:

In 2019, the 34th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place. Inductees include Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, and Def Leppard.

In 1980, the lead singer of the band Geordie gets a new gig as the lead singer of one of Australia’s biggest bands. The singer actually came in to replace the bands original lead singer who had passed just a month prior. Ok enough of leading you on. On this day, Brian Johnson becomes the new lead singer of AC/DC. They would go on to record the second best selling albums of all time

Also in 1980, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon hits it 303rd week in the US album chart. It would stay there for EIGHT MORE YEARS!

KISS makes their first appearance on TV in 1974 on the musical variety show In Concert, enthralling the youth and scaring parents everywhere. And thanks to the power of the internet, here it is!

And finally in 1975, Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have 6 entries in the Billboard Albums chart at once. Those 6 include Zeppelin 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Houses of the Holy, and their newest album at the time Physical Graffiti

This has been Today in Rock History! Keep on Rocking, keep on Rolling! Check back tomorrow for your next rock history lesson!