In Hard Rock 3/20/06
Carl Palmer (ELP/ASIA/ex-ATOMIC ROOSTER) – March 20, 1951
Robert Sweet (STRYPER, BLISSED) – March 21, 1960
Luis Mariutti (ANGRA) – March 22, 1971
March 20, 2000: AC/DC’s Stiff Upper Lip album debuts at #7 on Billboard, selling 130,000 copies.
March 21, 1961: THE BEATLES debut at the Cavern Club.
March 21, 2002: to help promote the Clive Burr MS Trust, IRON MAIDEN perform their charity single, ‘Run To The Hills’, on Top Of the Pops in London.
March 22, 1975: LED ZEPPELIN’s Physical Graffiti reaches #1.
March 22, 1993: IRON MAIDEN release the album, A Real Live One.
March 22, 2000: AC/DC have a street in the Leganes district of Madrid, Spain, named in their honor.
1996: ROB HALFORD is surrounded by rumours that he will be replacing vocalist Tony Martin in SABBATH – Halford joined Sabbath on stage on November 15, 1992 at OZZY OSBOURNE’s ‘final’ show in Costa Mesa, California.
1996: Dave Mustaine’s dubs his new side project MD.45.
1997: it is confirmed that BLACK SABBATH (minus Bill Ward) will join the Ozzfest tour.
1998: The 900-page Ultimate Hard Rock Guide Vol 1, Europe/Scandinavia is released.
1998: a press release is issued stating that MOTLEY CRUE’s Tommy Lee is set to appear in California courtroom soon for a preliminary hearing into charges of spousal and child abuse.
1998: OZZY OSBOURNE tells the world that BLACK SABBATH have “already been in the studio and recorded two tracks.”
1998: Cozy Powell is forced to pull out of live commitments with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN due to a minor motorcycle accident.
1998: SPIRITUAL BEGGARS release Mantra III.
1998: DAVID LEE ROTH releases two new songs to U.S. radio – ‘King Of The Hill’ and ‘Slam Dunk’.
1998: George Lynch sues his former DOKKEN mates for breach of contract and fraud.
1999: QUEENSRYCHE ink with Ray Daniels/SRO Management in Toronto.
2000: STRATOVARIUS’ Infinite smashes into the charts in Finland at #1.
2000: PRIMAL FEAR re-sign with Nuclear Blast for another four albums.
2000: Damon Johnson (ex-BROTHER CANE), replaces Tommy Shaw in the DAMN YANKEES.
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