18 March, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2016.- I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It by The 1975 goes to #1 in the US, becoming the album with the longest title to hit the top spot.
2013.- Floyd “Buddy” McRae, the last surviving original member of The Chords, dies at age 85.
2011 Archie “Aashid” Himons, formerly known as Little Archie, dies of complications from diabetes and vascular disease at age 68.
2007 Soul singer-songwriter Luther Ingram dies of heart failure at age 69.
2005 At the 46664 festival in George, South Africa honoring Nelson Mandella, Queen perform with Paul Rodgers on vocals. Billed as “Queen + Paul Rodgers,” they begin a tour nine days later, marking a return to action for the band, which has played sporadically with various guest vocalists since the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, but has not toured.
2002 Soul jazz organist Big John Patton dies of complications from diabetes at age 66.
2001Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, Steely Dan and The Flamingos are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1997Gabrielle’s ex-boyfriend (and the mother of her child), Tony Antoniou, is sentenced to life in prison for murdering his stepfather. Gabrielle was called as a witness at the trial.
1996Barenaked Ladies release their third studio album, Born On A Pirate Ship.
1993 Jeff Ward (drummer for several bands, including Low Pop Suicide and Nine Inch Nails) commits suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning at age 30.
1988 At the Community World Theater in Tacoma, Washington, Nirvana uses the name Nirvana for the very first time. They’d previously gone by Skid Row, Ted Ed Fred, Pen Cap Chew, and Bliss.
1980 In proceedings against the doctor who supplied the prescription drugs that killed Elvis Presley, Elvis’ autopsy is entered as evidence. Dr. George Nichopoulos, who was known as “Dr. Nick” is eventually found guilty of overprescribing the drugs.
1978Billy Joel makes his UK concert debut at London’s Theatre Royal.
1976 Paul Kossoff (guitarist for Free), age 25, dies of a pulmonary embolism during a flight from Los Angeles to New York.
1975Kiss release their third studio album, Dressed to Kill.
1974.- Jefferson Airplane re-form with most of their original members and kick off their tour at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago as Jefferson Starship. They drop the “Jefferson” in 1984 and become simply “Starship.”
1971 Bobby Sherman plays a songwriter on the “A Knight In Shining Armor” episode of The Partridge Family. He soon gets his own TV series, Getting Together.
1971Elvis Presley records “Miracle Of The Rosary,” “Seeing Is Believing,” “It’s Still Here,” “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen,” and “I Will Be True.”
1970David Bowie marries his first wife, Angela, who contrary to rumor, was not the subject of The Rolling Stones’ song “Angie.”
1968Dean Martin’s LP Houston is certified gold.
1968Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1966 Gary Leeds of The Walker Brothers is “abducted” by British students raising money for charity.
1965 Britain’s Tailor and Cutter magazine runs an article by tie makers asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties with their suits, a fashion which had recently gone out of style among the youth. “The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the soup,” Mick Jagger responds.
1964 The British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who is the “Mr. Wilson” in their song “Taxman,” presents The Beatles with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award at the Variety Club of Great Britain Annual Show Business Awards.
1962Bob Dylan releases his self-titled debut album. It doesn’t chart in America, but sets the stage for his breakthrough a year later: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.
1958 As Tom and Jerry, Simon & Garfunkel release their third single, a ditty named “Our Song” (BIG 616).
1953 Ricky Helton Wilson (guitarist for The B-52s) is born in Athens, Georgia.
1953B-52s guitarist Ricky Wilson is born in Athens, Georgia.
1951 Derek Longmuir (drummer for Bay City Rollers) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1946 Ruth Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters) is born in Oakland, California. She is the eldest member of the singing sisters.
1946.- Paul Atkinson (guitarist for The Zombies) is born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England.
1941Jimmy Dorsey records “Green Eyes,” with vocals from Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly.
1937 R&B singer Clarence “Frogman” Henry, known for the 1961 hit “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do,” is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1930 Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman is born in Fort Worth, Texas. Date of birth sometimes listed as March 9.
1926 Jazz singer Bill Henderson is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1921Tommy Cooper is born in Caerphilly, Wales.
1914 Actress/singer Patricia Morison is born in New York City.