Classic release dates for Lep, Led 'n Chuck...

One of a very few 7" vinyl singles that changed the course... (Courtesy of Chess Records)

3/31/1958 (59 years ago today) - The Chuck Berry classic "Johnny B. Goode" was released, though it never actually entered the singles chart until six weeks later(!) where it tops out at No. 8. Wanting to make darn sure the record would receive radio airplay, Chuck changed the lyric from "colored boy" to "country boy". Ya do whatcha gotta do...

3/31/1976 (41 years ago today) - The story is that they did the whole thing -- start to finish -- in just one week...:  Led Zeppelin unleash "Presence", their seventh studio album, recorded while Robert Plant was recuperating from some rather serious injuries he sustained in an automobile accident the previous year. The album received mixed reviews (at best) and remains the slowest seller in the bands catalog -- it still managed over 3 million in sales however, and Jimmy Page has often referred to it as Zeppelin's "most important" album, proof that the band would continue despite their turmoil. Hey, it's where they came up with "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "For Your Life", "Candy Store Rock" and "Tea For One" -- even in a 'semi-weakened' state, they can rip the heads off the competition...

3/31/1992 (25 years ago today) - OK, first of all, how is it possible Def Leppard's fifth album is 25 years old!?!? "Adrenalize" is released on this date, the band's first studio recording since the death of guitarist Steve Clark -- ex-Whitesnake and Dio axe-man Vivian Campbell is introduced as the newest member of the group, and though he appears in all the promotional videos for the album (except "Let's Get Rocked"), Viv actually didn't get to record with the band 'officially' until the next album, 1993's "Retro Active". This band's gone through some serious s#@!.

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