March 9 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 9

1976 : Keith Moon collapses onstage at the beginning of a Who concert at the Boston Garden.

1976 : Queen's "A Night At The Opera" is certified gold.

1987 : Sam Cooke, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Carole King & Gerry Goffin and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil are all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1990 : At The Central in Seattle, Mother Love Bone plays their last show, as their lead singer Andrew Wood dies of a heroin overdose 10 days later. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard from the band form Pearl Jam later that year.

1997 : The Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace), is shot and killed, after a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Like Pac's murder, Biggie's death is still an unsolved mystery.

2005 : The tour bus driver for The Dave Matthews Band pleads guilty to dumping sewage into the Chicago River, which hit a group of tourists cruising on an architectural tour. Stefan Wohl denied the charges at first, but admitted it when confronted with surveillance video. The band was not on the bus at the time.

2011 : Phil Collins clears up rumors about why he is retiring. Speculation has included health problems, bad reviews, depression and an interest in devoting time to his collection of Alamo memorabilia, but Collins states the real reason is: "So I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."

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