March 10, 2003 – AC/DC are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler. The band went on to play “Highway To Hell” and then performed “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Tyler. [watch below]
March 10, 1984 – Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He later says, “I was the worst singer Black Sabbath ever had.” He goes on to join Deep Purple.
March 10, 1973 – Pink Floyd release their 8th studio album “The Dark Side Of The Moon” in the US. It remains on the US charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. The album then moves to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, and logs another 759 weeks. Sales have topped an estimated 45 million copies worldwide.
March 10, 2015 – Europe release their 10th studio CD War of Kings.
Classic Rock Birthdays
March 10, 1947 – Tom Scholz (Boston)
March 10, 1963 – Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
March 10, 1940 – Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean)
March 10, 2005 – Danny Joe Brown, the original lead singer of Molly Hatchet, dies from renal failure due to complications from diabetes. He was 53. Brown also co-wrote many of Molly Hatchet’s hits including “Flirtin’ With Disaster” and “Whiskey Man.”