John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

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Classic Rock Almanac March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018


2007-U2 singer Bono receives an honorary knighthood in Dublin, Ireland from British ambassador David Reddaway on behalf of Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work.

2005-Neil Young undergoes brain surgery in New York. Young first felt ill after performing with The Pretenders at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on March 14th, experiencing problems with his vision. An M-R-I revealed a serious brain aneurysm. The surgery forces Young to cancel his April 3rd Juno Awards appearance.

2001-Brian Wilson is honored at a New York concert filmed to air on the TNT network. His songs are performed by David Crosby, Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Carly Simon and Heart.

1999-Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy is certified for sales of 10-million copies, and Led Zeppelin Two is certified for sales of 11-million copies.

1975-All six Led Zeppelin albums appear on Billboard's Top 200 simultaneously, a feat unprecedented in the chart's history. Physical Graffiti tops the chart, with Led Zeppelin IV at number-83, Houses of the Holy at number-92, Led Zeppelin II at number-104, Led Zeppelin at number-116 and Led Zeppelin III at number-124.

1968-The Rolling Stones finish recording "Jumpin' Jack Flash" at Olympic Studios in London.

1966-The Rolling Stones perform in Marseilles, France. "The Last Time" kicks off their set at the Olympia Theater and "Satisfaction" closes it. The night turns ugly when a fan throws a chair onstage, hitting Mick Jagger. The singer requires eight stitches to close a cut. Fellow British performers Ian Whitcomb and Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders are also on the bill.

1964-English mods and rockers battle on the beaches of Clacton, Essex. A subsequent rumble in Brighton provides inspiration for The Who's Quadrophenia as well as a song by The Stray Cats.


John Popper - 51 years old
Blues Traveler singer-harmonica player-guitarist. Born 1967.

Perry Farrell (Bernstein) - 59 years old
Jane's Addiction/DJ Peretz/ex-Satellite Party/Porno for Pyros singer, co-founder of Lollapalooza. Born 1959.