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This Week In Music History

Peter Wolf, lead singer of the J. Geils band (Photo by Jodi Hilton/Getty Images For Cam Neely Foundation)

Lots of birthdays this week in the rock music world.  David Gilmour, Robin Trower, Peter Wolf, Tom Scholtz.

Which got me thinking.  What were some music-related events this week in history?

March 6, 1970:  Charles Manson actually releases an album, called “Lie”, to help raise money for his defense in the Tate-Le Bianca murder trial.

Yes, Satan’s Spawn had musical ambitions while he wasn’t brain-washing young women to slaughter people.  If only he’d have taken his own advice with his song, “Cease To Exist”.

March 7, 1973:  The song from the movie, “Deliverance”, “Dueling Banjos”, was awarded a gold record, and thus began the unfortunate association between the banjo and….

March 8, 1973:  Paul McCartney plead guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside his Scottish farm and was fined $250.  Paul, apparently with a straight face, claimed that a fan gave him the seeds and he didn’t know what they would grow.  The judge obviously had a higher I.Q. than 40 and didn’t fall for it.

March 7, 1991:  The readers of Rolling Stone Magazine voted George Michael as the Best Male Singer and Sexiest Male Artist.  Rolling Stone is still attempting to recover it’s dignity.

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