1967, Working on sessions for the new Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s at Abbey Road studios in London, John Lennon recorded his lead vocal for “Good Morning Good Morning,” and Paul McCartney added a lead guitar solo to the track. Lennon had decided he wanted to end the song with animal sound effects, and asked that they be sequenced in such a way that each successive animal was capable of scaring or eating the preceding one.
1967, Pink Floyd performed at the Chinese R&B Jazz Club, Corn Exchange, Bristol, England.
1968, Steppenwolf appeared at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1968, Pink Floyd recorded a performance of “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” for the BBC 2 TV Omnibus – The Sound of Change show at the Abbey Mills Pumping Station, East Stratford, in London. The special, which was produced by Tony Palmer, also featured performances by The Who, Cream and Jimi Hendrix focused on the “socio-political context of rock music.” The show was later broadcast in black and white on November 3rd and repeated (in color) in May of the following year.
1969, Led Zeppelin played at the Marquee Club, London.
1970, Grand Funk Railroad and Illinois Speed Press played at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1970, Simon and Garfunkel were in the fifth of six consecutive weeks at number one on the US singles chart with “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
1971, Yes appeared at Deutschlandhalle Berlin Arts Festival, Berlin, Germany.
1972, King Crimson played at the Orpheum, Hampton Roads, Virginia.
1973, The Grateful Dead appeared at the Civic Center Arena in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1973, Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed “Houses of the Holy.”
1974, During a UK tour, Queen appeared at Aberystwyth University in Wales.
1974, Delta blues singer and guitarist Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup died of a stroke at the age of 69. He wrote “That’s All Right (Mama,”) covered by Elvis Presley, and “My Baby Left Me.”
1975, ZZ Top performed at the Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio.
1976, Genesis began their first North American tour since Peter Gabriel left the band, appearing in Buffalo, New York, with Phil Collins taking over as lead singer.
1977, During a UK tour, Pink Floyd played the first of four sold out nights at New Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford.
1978, Aerosmith appeared at the Orpheum Theatre in their hometown of Boston.
1981, Blondie started a two week run at number one on the US singles chart with”Rapture,” the group’s fourth chart topper.
1981, Elton John’s version of The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There” was released as a tribute to John Lennon.
1982, David Crosby was arrested after crashing his car on the San Diego Highway. Police also found cocaine and a pistol in the Crosby Stills & Nash stars car. When the police asked Crosby why he carried the gun, his reply was, “John Lennon.”
1986, The Grateful Dead performed at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine.
1992, Over a $100,000 (£58,800) worth of damage was caused at The Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, California, when Ozzy Osbourne invited the first two rows of the audience on stage. Several others took up the offer and the band was forced to exit the stage.
2005, After playing a warm-up date the night before at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, U2 kicked off their Vertigo tour at the iPay One Center in San Diego, California. The 131-date world tour would see the band playing in North America, Europe, South America and Japan. By the time it finished, the Vertigo Tour had sold 4,619,021 tickets, grossing $389 million. It was the second-highest figure ever for a world tour.
Born on March 28: Chuck Portz, The Turtles (1944); Milan Williams, The Commodores (1948); John Evans, Jethro Tull (1948); Reba McEntire (1954); Steve Turner, guitar, Mudhoney (1965); Dave Keuning, guitarist, The Killers (1976); Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga (1986)