March 16 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 16

1964 : Advance sales of "Can't Buy Me Love" (over 2-million) set a U.S. record.

1971: At tonight's Grammy Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles, the Beatles win Best Original Score for their "Let It Be" tracks, while Simon and Garfunkel clean up with six Grammies for the song and album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Record, Album and Song of the Year, as well as Best Arrangement, Engineering, and Contemporary Song).

1975: The historic Rainbow Theatre in London closes its doors after a final performance by (among others) Procol Harum and Richard & Linda Thompson.

1995 : Eazy-E releases a statement announcing that he has AIDS, and also that he has fathered 7 children with 6 different women. He dies 10 days later.

1999 : RIAA issues its first Diamond Award (sales over 10-million) to "Eagles' Their Greatest Hits".

1999 : Stone Temple Pilots play in impromptu gig at the Viper Room in L.A. It's the first time in two years the band has performed.

2005: Billy Joel enters rehab for the second time, ostensibly for "gastrointestinal distress" but in reality to cure his alcoholism.

2011 : Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine collapses backstage at a concert in Russia. He was in extreme pain from kidney stones but insisted on perfroming six songs for the crowd before going to the hospital 30 minutes later.

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