This Day In Rock History: March 20th

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2024

It’s important to know your rock history, here at Radio NOVA we bring you ten rock stories from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and the noughties.

On this day in rock history: March 20th.

1960: After being discharged by the army, Elvis heads to Nashville to start recording new material.

1964: The Beatles were awarded a plaque for having three songs on the Billboard singles chart simultaneously.

1968: In L.A., Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Richie Furay and Jim Messina were arrested for marijuana possession.

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono tied the knot, they spent their honeymoon in bed, protesting for world peace.

1971: Janis Joplin went to number one on the singles chart with the track ‘Me And Bobby McGee’.

1977: London’s Palladium venue was concerned about Lou Reed‘s ‘punk attitude’ and cancelled his concert.

1977: T-Rex played their last ever concert in Portsmouth, Marc Bolan was killed in a car accident in September of the same year.

1991: Eris Clapton‘s son dies after falling from a New York City apartment on the 53rd floor. Clapton writes the song ‘Tears In Heaven’ dedicated to his four-year-old son.

1991: Michael Jackson signed one of the biggest record deals in the world with Sony Records for $1 billion.

2003: Bruce Springsteen plays a concert in Melbourne, the same day as the Iraq was begins, he performs the track ‘War’ by Edwin Starr.