Bob Kulick, a veteran session guitarist known for his work with Lou Reed, Meat Loaf, and KISS, has died at the age of 70.
April 16, 1990: The Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa concert is held in Wembley Stadium, London, to celebrate the release of Mandela, who had been imprisoned since 1962.
Shakey, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Jackson Browne and Bonnie are all there …
Released on March 12, 1967, panned by critics and a colossal failure sales-wise, The Velvet Underground and Nico has become one of the most influential and important rock albums in poular music history. By 2002, it ranked #13 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
In 2006, it was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.
b. March 2, 1942
Legends gathered at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 1997 for Bowie’s 50th birthday bash. It’s a charity concert benefiting Save the Children. Bowie’s famous pals – including Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan, and Foo Fighters, among others – pay tribute with renditions of the singer’s tunes. Bowie closes out the event with his 1969 hit “Space Oddity.”
The debut album from The Velvet Underground & Nico is released on March 12, 1967. It’s #13 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.