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This Day In Music: March 2nd

On this day in music in 1942 Lou Reed is born in Brooklyn, New York. The year is 1963 and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons nab their third straight #1 with “Walk Like A Man.”

In 1974 Gladys Knight and The Pips won Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best R&B Performance by a Group. On this day in 1984 This Is Spinal Tap was released in theatres. The film pokes fun at rock bands and documentaries, as it follows the adventures of an aging band that is both inept and pretentious as they tour to promote their new album Smell The Glove.

The writing, acting and improv are so good that many believe this is a true story, despite the film’s absurdity. Upon seeing what is now a cult classic, Ozzy Osbourne comments, “seems quite tame compared to what Black Sabbath was up to.” Just a few of the notes from March 2nd, and This Day In Music.

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