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MAR 10-16: Historic events this week from Quiet Riot, Allman Brothers, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and more

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MARCH 11, 1983: QUIET RIOT RELEASES METAL HEALTH

Quiet Riot’s third album, Metal Health, remains their biggest album.

The album went to #1 in the US with help from “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)” and the Gold-selling Top 5 hit “Cum On Feel the Noize.”

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MARCH 12, 1971: NIGHT #1 OF ALLMAN BROS AT FILLMORE EAST

Allman Brothers Band’s classic live album, At Fillmore East, was recorded over 2 nights at the titular legendary theater in New York.

The live collection features 7 songs and 78 minutes worth of astounding southern rock.

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MARCH 12, 1991: R.E.M. RELEASES OUT OF TIME
R.E.M.’s seventh album, Out of Time, was a big one for the band.

It was their first #1 album and contained the massive platinum selling #1 single, “Losing My Religion.”

Out of 7 Grammy nominations, R.E.M. won two for “Losing My Religion”, and one for Best Alternative Music Album.

MARCH 14, 1995: SUPERGROUP MAD SEASON RELEASE THEIR ONLY ALBUM

Mad Season were a supergroup consisting of members of Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam.

The busy schedules of each members’ main bands, and the deteriorating health of singer Layne Staley, resulted in the band only releasing one studio album.

Above quickly went Gold based on the strength of their hit song, “River of Deceit.”

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MARCH 16, 1999: PEARL JAM’S DEBUT CERTIFIED DIAMOND

Pearl Jam’s debut, Ten, remains their biggest album.

Thanks to the hits “Alive”, “Jeremy” and “Even Flow”, Ten has sold over 13 million copies in the US alone

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