Now they can stop singing about it... -- How Bob picks his bands... -- A record-breaker for the record-charts...

(Courtesy of Harvest Records)

3/29/1973 (45 years ago today) - They finally made it: After "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone" becomes an unavoidable-on-the-radio big time Top Ten hit (peaking at the No. 6 position), Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show get their picture on the front of the legendary magazine! Fact: the members of the group really do go out and purchase multiple copies for their mothers, just like the song said.

3/29/1979 (39 years ago today) - When his assistant manager plays him "Sultans Of Swing", he just knew that he had to hunt that band down, so Bob Dylan makes darn sure to attend a Dire Straits show during their residency at L.A.'s Roxy -- Backstage afterwards, he asks guitarist Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album, which turns out to be "Slow Train Coming", Bob's intentionally controversial journey into born again Christianity -- The LP ends up being the best of that batch thanks (especially) to legendary producer Jerry Wexler and the vibes from inside the historic Muscle Shoals studios where the recording was made in 1979...

3/29/1980 (38 years ago today) - As they say, one for the history books: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" marks its 303rd week on the Billboard album chart(!), surpassing the record set by Carole King's 1971 No. 1 LP "Tapestry" -- Ultimately, "Dark Side" stays on the chart for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other recording in chart history...

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