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Lamont's Music Notes For March 24th

Here are Lamont's Music Notes for March 24th.

March 24th, 1975 - Lynyrd Skynyrd

On this date in 1975, Lynyrd Skynyrd released their 3rd studio album Nuthin' Fancy.

-Nuthin' Fancy reached #9 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
-The single "Saturday Night Special" hit #27 on the Billboard Hot 100.
-Nuthin' Fancy  was certified Gold on 6/27/1975 and Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the RIAA.
Lynyrd Skynyrd cranked out albums at a brisk rate during its original line-up's brief recording career, averaging at least one new release per year. 1975 saw the emergence of Skynyrd's third album in as many years, Nuthin' Fancy.
-This was the first Lynyrd Skynyrd record with drummer Artimus Pyle and the last with guitarist Ed King until the reformation of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the release of Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991.

Here’s Lynyrd Skynyrd performing “Saturday Night Special” circa 1977.


Bull Gores 11-Inch Horn Up Matador’s Butt

This past Monday, Antonio Romero was horrifically gored during a bout with the furious beast in Mexico City. The matador ended up with the bull’s horn some 11 inches up his rectum, causing “severe” injuries. At first Romero appeared to be in control as he goads the animal with a red cloth, called a muleta. But something goes wrong as he tries to get the bull to pivot around him. The angry beast rears up, catching him on the arm and knocking him off balance. As Romero stumbles back in an effort to avoid the bull’s deadly horns, the animal throws off the muleta and homes in on its helpless target. Now, with its tormentor in its sights, the bull takes its terrible revenge. It mercilessly attacks him, digging in its horns and rolling him across the ground. The goring only ends when other bullfighters come to their colleague’s aid and distract the animal. Romero reportedly was rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment of horrific injuries to his rectal area. It is not known if he has been discharged yet.


This Jerk Whipped Out His Selfie Stick At The London Attack Scene

There’s a time for selfies and there’s a time to put the camera away – at least as far as Twitter is concerned. A man has found himself on the sharp end of Twitter hate after being caught with a selfie stick at the site of the London terror attacks. Footage taken on Westminster Bridge shows an unidentified man armed with a selfie stick with waiting ambulances in the background. He appears to be talking to the camera, but it was unclear whether he was filming a Facebook Live video or a member of the media. Either way, the man’s actions were branded inappropriate with one Twitter user saying it was “everything that is wrong with modern society in one picture.” Others branded him selfish and said his actions were completely inappropriate.


Lamont's Music Notes For March 23rd

March 23rd, 1980 - Journey

On March 23rd, 1980, Journey released their sixth album Departure, and it topped off at #8 on Billboard’s album chart. The album’s success was fueled by the success of the single "Any Way You Want It" and the saucy “Walks Like a Lady”.

The album would mark the last full time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after helping hand-pick his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of  “The Babys”.

I’m going to take you to the “way-back machine” and return to 1980 with Journey’s video for "Any Way You Want It"


Lamont's Music Notes For March 22nd

March 22nd, 1974 - The Eagles

On this day the Eagles released their 3rd studio album On the Border.
Quick notes concerning “On The Border”

-the album reached #17 on the Billboard 200 Top LP's chart.
-On the Border has sold two million copies.
-3 singles were released from the album “Already Gone”, “James Dean”and "Best of My Love"
-the single"Best of My Love" was #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 AND Adult Contemporary chart.
- Glenn Frey's insisted the band bring in guitarist Don Felder to add slide guitar to the song "Good Day in Hell". The band invited Felder to become the fifth Eagle. They credited him as a late arrival on the album's liner notes.

Here’s a performance of "Best of My Love." The harmonies will blow you away.

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