March in music history #1 – Creem, Trouser Press, Ambient


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The first issue of Creem magazine, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” comes from Detroit, MI.
▷Can’t Forget the Motor City▹

Famous critic Les Bangs

Published for 20 years, it was the home of several notable rock critics – among them Lester Bangs, Robert Christgau, Dave Marsh, Greil Marcus – and many more.

▷20 Top Music Magazine Histories▹ ▷Sour Creem▹ ▷Creemed▹


The first issue

First issue of Trouser Press fanzine is created.

Originally about Brit bands and artists, it grew to cover transAtlantic punk, alt and underground.

Publication ceased in April 1984, but the gang has since excelled at record guides … AND SHARES its database .


British composer/synthesist Brian Eno — credited with coining the term ambient music — releases classic electronic music/ambient music album Ambient 1: Music for Airports.
It’s the first of four similar ‘Ambient’ albums which Eno collaborates in or produces. Earlier Eno ambient works include 1975’s Evening Star (with Robert Fripp) and Discreet Music.
 ( Eno site  ( Fansite ▷Ambient 1 liner notes▹

See also: Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, Ambient 4: On Land