March 28 in Music History: Led Zeppelin release Houses of the Holy, Wilco release their debut album - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1964 – Madame Tussauds in London unveils the wax works images of The Beatles, the first pop stars to be honored. They would later use their wax versions on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

1967 – Van Morrison records “Brown Eyed Girl.”

1969 – Joe Cocker plays his first gig in the US.

1973 – Led Zeppelin release Houses of the Holy. The album title is a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed “Houses of the Holy.”

1976 – Genesis begin their first North American tour since Peter Gabriel’s departure with Phil Collins taking over lead vocal duties.

1981 – Blondie start a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Rapture,” the group’s fourth chart-topper and the first #1 song in the US to feature rap.

1995 – Wilco release their debut album, A.M. It is their only album to feature Brian Henneman on lead guitar.

1996 – Phil Collins announces that he is leaving Genesis to concentrate on his solo career.

2014 – Tickets for Kate Bush’s first live shows in 35 years sell out in less than 15 minutes.

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

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