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This Week In Music History Mar 10-16

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MAR 10: Happy Birthday to Tom Scholz, born today in 1947!🎂🎸 Scholz is the founder and only remaining original member of the band Boston. He is the inventor of the Rockman portable guitar amplifier. Before becoming a musician, he received bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT! Boston has sold over 75 million records worldwide.

MAR 11: Today in 1964, The Beatles were filming A Hard Day’s Night. They were filming the scene of the band playing cards and miming to “I Should Have Known Better”. It was filmed on a set staged to like like a train guard’s cage. Released August of 1964 in the U.S., the film would make 12 million (approximately 97 million today!).

MAR 12: On this day in 1971, The Allman Brothers Band began a two night stint at the Fillmore East in NY. The shows were recorded and released as The Allman Brothers live double album. This would be their breakthrough album and is often cited as one of the best live albums ever.
MAR 13: On this day in 1964, it was reported by Billboard that the sales of Beatles singles made up 60% of the U.S. market! 😳
MAR 14: Today in 1982, Metallica made their live debut!🤘They appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, CA. The band formed in late 1981 when Lars Ulrich put an ad in an LA paper that read “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head and Iron Maiden.”
MAR 15: Happy birthday to Dee Snider, born today in 1955!🤘🎂 Snider joined Twisted Sister in 1976 and became the band’s sole songwriter. The band had their best selling album in 1984, Stay Hungry. It would produce their two biggest hits “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. Snider hosted the first episode of Headbanger’s Ball on MTV. Always an outspoken person, he put his passion on display during the famous Congressional hearings regarding censorship. Snider has used his distinctive voice to narration, movie trailed, behind the scene DVD promos, and radio hosting.
MAR 16: Happy Birthday to Nancy Wilson of Heart!🎂 She joined Heart in 1974 as guitarist and backing vocalist. Heart would be first hard rock band fronted by women, Nancy and her sister Ann. Wilson's guitar playing has been noted for blending flamenco and classic guitar styles with rock music. Heart will be out on tour this summer! 

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  • That was a great recap of music 🎶 history. Thank you

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