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Today in Rock: March 29

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2001.

On this day in 1943 Chad Allan future musician and founder of The Guess Who is born in Winnipeg, Canada.

On this day in 1944 future singer-songwriter Terry Jacks ("Seasons In The Sun") is born in Winnipeg, Canada.

On this day in 1962 Gene Chandler's “Duke Of Earl” goes gold.

On this day in 1969 Blood Sweat & Tears' LP Blood Sweat & Tears hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1973 Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, who have a hit record with the Shel Silverstein-penned "The Cover Of Rolling Stone," appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

On this day in 1975 Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have six LPs on the Billboard chart at one time: Physical Graffiti (at number one), Led Zeppelin IV, House of the Holy, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III. They rarely ever put out singles, which obviously helped their album sales.

On this day in 1976 Johnnie Taylor's song “Disco Lady” hits number one in the US.

On this day in1982 Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release the single “Ebony And Ivory”.

On this day in 1985 The Singing Nun commits suicide at the age of 51.

On this day in 1986 Beatles’ records are officially licensed for sale in the Soviet Union.

On this day in 1987 Starship's “Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 2001 a tribute to Brian Wilson is held at Radio City Music Hall featuring Paul Simon, Elton John and Billy Joel who all perform Beach Boys songs. Also on this day John Lewis pianist for The Modern Jazz Quartet dies at the age of 80.


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