March 2 in Music History: The Trio album is released, U2 win their first Grammys - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1955 – Bo Diddley records “Bo Diddley” and “I’m a Man” during his first session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago.

1964 – The Beatles begin work on their first film, A Hard Day’s Night.

1967 – The Supremes record “Reflections” and “The Happening.”

1973 – The Doobie Brothers release The Captain and Me.

1983 – CD players are launched in the US, along with 16 CD’s released by CBS Records. The first test pressing of a CD had taken place four years prior in 1979, and they had been available elsewhere in the world prior to this date.

1984This Is Spinal Tap is released in theaters.

1987Trio, a collaborative album between Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt that had been planned since 1979, is finally released. It goes on to sell over 4 million copies and wins the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

1988 – U2 win their first Grammy Awards: Album of the Year for The Joshua Tree and Best Performance by Rock Duo or Group with Vocal for “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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