March 3 in Music History: Buffalo Springfield forms, Laura Nyro releases Eli And The Thirteenth Confession
1931 – The “Star Spangled Banner” is adopted as the US national anthem.
1965 – Eric Clapton plays his last show with The Yardbirds, leaving to join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. He is replaced by Jeff Beck.
1966 – Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay form Buffalo Springfield (originally as “The Herd”) in Los Angeles.
1967 – The Jeff Beck Group make their live performance debut in London with then-unknown vocalist Rod Stewart.
1968 – Laura Nyro releases Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.
1978 – Patti Smith releases Easter.
1981 – U2 begins their first major tour of the US with two shows at a Washington, DC club called The Bayou.
1995 – Foo Fighters make their live debut via a benefit show at The Satyricon in Portland, Oregon.
2010 – Gorillaz release Plastic Beach.