March 29 – Dr. Hook, Zep ‘Graffiti’, Lady Marmalade

1973

New Jersey pop band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show actually manage to get their picture on The Cover of the Rolling Stone!

As promised, they buy five copies for their mothers. The song that gets them there (reaching US#6) is written by Shel Silverstein.

1975


Graffiti

All six albums of English rock band Led Zeppelin (the newest being ) are on Billboard’s Top-100 chart.

At the very top is their newest, 6th studio double-album Physical Graffiti. Both Page and Plant consider the album the group’s high-water mark. The cover is a photo from New York’s East Village, home of many notable figures and a subject for several groups in the following decade.

The album is an international top-5; in 2003 Rolling Stone ranks it #70 in it’s top-500.
Kashmir  10 Years Gone  Trampled 

 ( Website Book:Led Zeppelin

See also: List of best-selling albums in the United States

1975

Philadelphia girl group Labelle has a US,CA#1 hit with Lady Marmalade. In 2003 the recording wins a Grammy HoF Award. 1975 live 

It appears in their acclaimed, NOLA-recorded album Nightbirds, produced by Allen Toussaint (US#7). The song’s one of only 9 songs that have reached US#1 twice with different performers. In 1998 English girl group All Saints makes the song into a UK#1. In 2001, a performance from the Oscar-winning Moulin Rouge! jukebox musical becomes a #1 in the US and much of Europe. (*) It wins a 2002 Collaboration Grammy.

The song’s written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan. Crewe wrote many hits for The Four Seasons (and lots of others) — he produced their first big 1962 hit Sherry.

 ( Labelle site ▷Crewe at SHoF▹

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