Sunday, March 16, 2014

March 16, 2014

THE ALBUM OF THE DAY
YNGWIE  MALMSTEEN...Rising Force  (1984)
Rising Force was released 30 years ago in March 1984.  It reached number 60 on the U.S. Billboard album charts
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)


ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR MARCH 16, 2014
Nancy Wilson of Heart is 60; Jimmy DeGrasso currently with Dokken is 51; Wolfgang Van Halen of Van Halen is 23;

ON THIS DATE
1975 T Bone Walker dies of pneumonia in Los Angeles. Walker was 64
1999 Who Else by Jeff Beck is released
2004 The Other Side by Godsmack is released
2008 Former lead singer for Bonham, Daniel MacMaster, dies in a hospital in Ontario, Canada of pneumonia. MacMaster was 39
2011 Dave Mustaine of  Megadeth collapses before a show in Russia, but did manage to perform a shortened set.  Turns out he had a kidney stone

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