Today in Rock (Mar 31) and I’m going to miss YCW tomorrow..

Work has me going far far away, our of the reaches of the P&YR show tomorrow morning so I’ll miss the debut of YCW but I’ll try to catch a webcast when I’m back to post the question, answer, and prizes.

And now, today in rock.

  • 1954 – Gee by Crows, claimed by many to be first genuine rock-and-roll hit, peaks at No. 6 on US R&B chart.
  • 1960 – Angus Young (AC/DC) was born.
  • 1967 – Robert Plant releases second pre-Led Zeppelin solo single, “Our Song”.
  • 1973 – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon hits UK LP chart.
  • 1983 – “Beat It“, by Michael Jackson – which features a blistering Eddie Van Halen guitar solo – is premiered on MTV. Its high-energy fusion of rock and soul drives it to the top of the charts.
  • 1995 – Selena, the Latin superstar is shot and killed by her former personal assistant and former president of her fan club, who had earlier been dismissed for embezzlement.

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