16 March, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2019.- Surf rock pioneer Dick Dale dies at 81.
2017.- Ray Davies, frontman of The Kinks, is knighted for services to the arts by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
2017Ed Sheeran launches his ÷ (Divide) tour in Turin, Italy. The trek lasts two-and-a-half years and breaks U2’s record for highest-grossing tour, raking in $775.6 million on 255 dates. U2’s 360 tour (2009-2011) took in $735.3 million.
2016 Frank Sinatra Jr., the only son of Frank Sinatra, dies of a heart attack at age 72 while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.
2016 First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the keynote address at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, promoting her “Let Girls Learn” initiative and launching the star-studded Diane Warren-penned anthem “This Is For My Girls.”
2013 Bobbie Smith of The Spinners dies of pneumonia and influenza at age 76.
2011Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine collapses backstage at a concert in Russia. He was in extreme pain from kidney stones but insisted on performing six songs for the crowd before going to the hospital 30 minutes later.
2009 Songwriter Jack Lawrence dies at age 96 after he falls at his home in Redding, Connecticut. He co-wrote Frank Sinatra’s first solo hit, “All or Nothing at All.”
2008 Daniel MacMaster (lead singer of Bonham) dies of a staph infection at age 39.
2008 Session drummer Ola Brunkert, who played on many ABBA recordings, dies at age 61.
2007 Tupper Saussy of The Neon Philharmonic dies of a heart attack at age 70.
2005 Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Janie Coffey loses an action in England’s High Court for copyright infringement in her claim that Madonna’s song “Nothing Really Matters” infringed on a song Coffey had written earlier.
2002 Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries promoter David Gest in New York. Michael Jackson serves as best man and Elizabeth Taylor is matron of honor.
2000Jay-Z and Beyoncé meet for the first time at MTV’s Spring Break festival in Cancun, where both are performing (Bey with her group, Destiny’s Child). They go on their first date two years later.
1999Stone Temple Pilots play in impromptu gig at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. It’s the first time the band has performed in two years.
1996.- For the 16th (and final) consecutive week, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” is #1 in the US.
1993 Johnny Cymbal (“Mr. Bass Man”) dies of a heart attack at age 48.
1985 “Nightshift” by The Commodores, a tribute to Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, knocks Diana Ross’ “Missing You,” a tribute to Gaye written by ex-Commodore Lionel Richie, from the #1 spot on the R&B chart.
1979 CBS airs the Wings Over the World documentary, chronicling the adventures of Paul McCartney’s band Wings on their 1975-1976 tour.
1975T-Bone Walker, born Aaron Thibeaux Walker, dies of bronchial pneumonia after a series of strokes at age 64.
1970 Motown singer Tammi Terrell, known for a string of hit duets with Marvin Gaye, dies of a brain tumor at age 24.
1970 Mary Ann Ganser (of The Shangri-Las) dies of a barbiturates overdose at age 22.
1965 “The Last Time” becomes The Rolling Stones’ third #1 single in the UK.
1964 The Beatles set a US record when advance sales of the “Can’t Buy Me Love” single top two million.
1959 Flavor Flav is born William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. He becomes a rapper with Public Enemy and also a reality TV star.
1954 Nancy Wilson of Heart is born in San Francisco, California, to a family that includes older sister (and future bandmate) Ann.
1948 Michael Bruce of the Alice Cooper band is born in Arizona.
1942 Country singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who writes the oft-recorded “Mr. Bojangles” in 1968, is born Ronald Clyde Crosby in Oneonta, New York.
1929 Singer Betty Johnson is born in North Carolina. Her biggest hit is “I Dreamed,” which hits #9 US in 1957.
1823 Hymn composer William Henry Monk is born in London.