FEB 28-MAR 6: Historic events this week from Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Soundgarden and Eric Clapton
MARCH 1, 1973: PINK FLOYD RELEASE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON IN AMERICA
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon gave the band international recognition.
With over 45 million sold, it’s their best selling album.
With each new generation discovering the album, it has spent 900 non-consecutive weeks on the charts.
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MARCH 1, 1975: BOB DYLAN’S BLOOD ON THE TRACKS IS #1
Blood On The Tracks gave Bob Dylan is second US #1 album.
It spent two weeks at #1 thanks to strong songwriting on cuts like “Tangled Up In Blue”.
It’s widely believed to be an autobiographical album. Dylan refutes this, stating he doesn’t write “confessional songs”.
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MARCH 1, 1995: SOUNDGARDEN WIN THEIR ONLY GRAMMYS
Soundgarden were previously nominated for Best Metal Performance for the albums Ultramega OK and Badmotorfinger, as well as the song “Into the Void (Sealth)”.
They finally became Grammy winners when their album, Superunknown, brought them four more nominations.
Soundgrden won their only Grammys for “Spoonman” (Best Metal Performance) and “Black Hole Sun” (Best Hard Rock Performance).
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MARCH 6, 2000: CLAPTON INDUCTED INTO ROCK HALL AS SOLO ARTIST
In 2000, Eric Clapton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a third time!
This time, it was as a solo artist.
He was previously inducted with the Yardbirds in 1992 and with Cream in 1993.