Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

THE WHO...Who Are You  (1978)
Who Are You was released 35 years ago in 1978 and reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard album charts (as popular as The Who have always been they've never had a number 1 album).  I give this record a 4 1/2 out 5 stars.  First off, it has the very catchy very crafty rocking title track "Who Are You."  Other highlights include "Sister Disco" and "Guitar And Pen."  This was also the last album the band would record with  Keith Moon.  Highly recommended
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Mickey Dolenz from the Monkees is 68; Randy Meisner, formerly with the Eagles, is 67;

1948 Mel Galley of Whitesnake was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Galley died in 2008
1957 Clive Burr, who would be the original drummer for Iron Maiden, is born in East ham, London, England. Burr died in 2013
1968 Big Brother and the Holding Company, Albert King and Tim Buckley perform the first concert ever at the Fillmore East
1973 Paul McCartney pleads guilty to growing marijuana on his farm in Scotland
1973 Ron “Pigpen” McKernan of the Grateful Dead dies in Corte Madera, California. McKernan was 27
1975 The Rolling Stones announce that Wayne Perkins will be replacing Mick Taylor as guitarist. Perkins played on a few tracks on the Black And Blue album, but was soon replaced by Ron Wood
1977 Foreigner by Foreigner is released
1994 The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails is released
1994 Superunknown by Soundgarden is released
2006 Tahoe Wabo in Nevada, owned by Sammy Hagar, is named as one of the Top 100 bars and clubs in the United States by the editors of Nightclub And Bar magazine
2007 Eddie Van Halen enters rehab, which causes him to miss the induction of Van Halen into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame
2011 Collapse Into Now by R.E.M. is released
2011 Mike Starr, formerly with Alice In Chains, dies in Salt Lake City, Utah. Starr was 44
2013 Peter Banks, formerly with Yes, dies in London of heart failure.  Banks was 65

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