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U2 released The Joshua Tree on this day in 1987. The Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois produced album was the group's 5th studio album and broke from the gate at a pace that made it the fastest selling album in UK history. The album landed Album Of The Year and two other Grammy's and more than 30 million copies of it have sold world wide.

Rockers of note born on this day include Trevor Burton of The Move (1944) and Procol Harum guitar great Robin Trower. Bad Company did its first concert on 3/9/1974. The Who postponed US tour dates on this day when Keith Moon collapsed during a concert in Boston. And Boston's Brad Delp was found dead on 3/9/2007 in his New Hampshire home after taking his own life.