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CDJ Today: May 31 in Classic Rock

John Bonham performing with Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden in 1975. CC BY-SA 2.0 Photo credit: Dina Regine


May 31, 1977 
– Beatlemania opens on Broadway.  It runs for a total of 1,006 performances.

May 31, 1976 – The Who enter the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the loudest concert in history (at the time) for their show at England’s Charlton Athletic Grounds with 76,000 watts at 120 decibels. Motörhead and Manowar go on to break the record decades later.  The loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium is 142.2 decibels and was achieved by fans of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in September 2014.

Classic Rock Birthdays

May 31, 1948 – John Bonham, drums (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
May 31, 1964 – Scotti Hill (born Scott Lawrence Mulvehill), guitar, vocals (Skid Row)
May 31, 1962 – Corey Hart, vocals
May 31, 1938 – Peter Yarrow, vocals, guitar (Peter, Paul and Mary)

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