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This Day In Rock History – March 28th

This Day In Rock History – March 28th

In Detroit, Frijid Pink’s cover of The Animals’ 1964 hit “House Of The Rising Sun” goes
to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It spends eleven weeks in the Top 40. Frijid Pink’s
version actually sells over seven and half million records worldwide. The Animals’ #1
hit sold about 750,000.

Frijid Pink - Wikipedia

Frijid Pink – House of the Rising Sun (youtube.com)

The “really big shoo” comes to an end. Ed Sullivan ends a 23-year run after being
canceled by CBS. Sullivan’s response is reportedly,” Well I’ll be a son of a bitch! After
all I’ve done for the network over the years.” He introduced Elvis, the Beatles and
dozens of other acts to the American public on a weekly basis. Even so, comedian Alan
King reacts by saying, “Ed does nothing. But he does it better than anyone else on

Grand Funk Railroad makes the bold move of firing its manager, Terry Knight, with only
weeks left on their contract with him. Knight responds with lawsuit and it drags on for
two years that cost the band big time for their freedom.

Terry Knight Biography, Songs, & Albums | AllMusicGrand Funk Railroad (Music) - TV Tropes


Jimmy Page and Robert Plant make a triumphant return to Cleveland with their Gund Arena gig.

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Kent Stage audiences can’t get enough of Donna the Buffalo

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That’s gonna cost ya, fella!  Jimmy Page wins his lawsuit against Ministry Magazine after it runs a story claiming Page watched while John Bonham choked on his own vomit resulting in his death.  It also reported that Page cast a death spell on Bonham while dressed in Satanic robes. The magazine apologized and offered to pay Page’s legal bills, too. The money Page was awarded was donated to the Action for Brazil’s Children Trust.

Jimmy Page - Wikipedia


The Church take us “Under the Milky Way” at their Kent Stage appearance

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The one time member of Buffalo Springfield and noted solo artist Jim Messina visits the Kent Stage

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