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MAR 21-27: Historic events this week from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Soundgarden

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MARCH 21, 1994: SPRINGSTEEN WINS AN OSCAR

Two months after winning a Golden Globe, Bruce Springsteen won the big one.

He took home the Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia” which was written for the Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington drama, Philadelphia.

The song would also win 4 Grammys for Song of the Year, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Song Written for a Motion Picture.

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MARCH 24, 1975: WINGS CELEBRATE VENUS AND MARS ALBUM ABOARD THE QUEEN MARY
Upon completing Venus and Mars, Wings celebrated with a party aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.

Among the 200 invited guests were Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye and Cher.

George Harrison’s attendance marked his first public appearance with McCartney since the Beatles broke up.

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MARCH 25, 2001: BOB DYLAN WINS AN OSCAR
Two months after winning his first Best Original Song Golden Globe for “Things Have Changed” from Wonder Boys starring Michael Douglas, Dylan became an Academy Award winner in the same category.

He accepted the award in Sydney via satellite.

“I want to thank the members of the Academy who were bold enough to give me this award for this song, which obviously is a song that doesn’t pussyfoot around nor turn a blind eye to human nature” – Bob Dylan

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MARCH 26, 1994: SOUNDGARDEN’S SUPERUNKNOWN IS #1
Soundgarden’s fourth album, Superunknown, debuted at #1 ahead of Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Sprial.

The band finally became Grammy winners when the album won two Grammys:

Best Metal Performance (“Spoonman”) and Best Hard Rock Performance (“Black Hole Sun”).

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