U2

U2 takes to the streets of Los Angeles on March 27, 1987 to film their Grammy winning video. The police break things up pretty quickly but not before the band gets all the stuff they need.

Source: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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“Have you seen Junior’s grades?”

“Women and Children First” turns 40 … Van Halen release their third album on March 26, 1980.

It’s #36 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

I know it’s been 40 years, but I still remember like yesterday sitting in the Apple 106 lounge and hearing the opening to “Cradle will rock.”  No words — just a bunch of open-mouthed jocks staring at each other …

Source: Women and Children First – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The Number of The Beast 

March 22, 1982 ~ Iron Maiden releases their third album and it quickly becomes one of the most controversial albums around. Conservatives and evangelicals get all lathered up about satanism so much so they use hammers rather than burn so they don’t inhale “the satanic fumes.”

All that aside, it stands as one of the most critically acclaimed metal albums of all time.

Source: The Number of The Beast – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The memories remain …

Late in 1981 an ad in The Recycler, an LA weekly, reads: “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden.” Guitarists James Hetfield and Hugh Tanner of Leather Charm answered the advertisement and on March 14, 1982, Metallica makes their live debut on the Radio City stage in Aneheim, California.