Houses of The Holy 

This is the mystery of the quotient, quotient
Upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall

Led Zeppelin, The Rain Song

Led Zeppelin release their 5th album on March 28, 1974.

It’s #148 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 

Source: Houses of The Holy – 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

On The Border 

Eagles release their third album on March 22, 1974. It’s their first with guitarist Don Felder and it’s produced by Bill Szymczyk  and Glyn Johns. They started out the album with Johns but wanted more of a “rock” sound. Szymczyk had just done Joe Walsh’s “The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get.”  Frey and Johns couldn’t get along, they find Szymczyk via Irving Azoff (who then becomes their manager) and on they go. They trash the tunes done with Johns except for “You Never Cry Like a Lover” and “Best of My Love.”

By the way, if you have a vinyl copy bought back in the day, pull it out of the sleeve and check the run-out groove. If you see “He who hesitates is lunch,” take care of the album. It’s valuable for more than just the great tuneage.    

Source: On The Border – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up