22 March, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2019.- Scott Walker dies at 76. In the UK, he became a pop star in the ’60s, but turned to more experimental music in ensuing years.
2017.- Original Boston drummer Sib Hashian, who played on their first two albums, dies at age 67 after collapsing during the Legends of Rock Cruise.
2016 After years of health problems and a battle with diabetes, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at age 45.
2013 Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy releases his debut EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing.
2013My Chemical Romance announce their breakup after 12 years as a band. They return to action in 2019.
2009 Folk music historian Archie Green dies at age 91.
2006 Cuban singer Pío Leyva (of Buena Vista Social Club) dies of a heart attack at age 88.
2006Aerosmith cancels the rest of their Rockin’ The Joint tour so lead singer Steven Tyler can have throat surgery to treat strained vocal chords.
2005 Rod Price (guitarist for Foghat) dies after suffering a heart attack and falling down a flight of stairs at his home.
2001 Earl Beal of The Silhouettes dies at age 71.
1997Paul McCartney’s original birth certificate is sold to a private Beatles collector for $84,146.
1996 Don Murray (drummer for The Turtles) dies of complications from ulcer surgery at age 50.
1994Dan Hartman dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at age 43.
1994Ted Nugent, always a straight arrow, makes a PSA warning kids of the dangers of abusing inhalants.
1994Pantera release Far Beyond Driven, one of the few heavy metal albums to reach #1 in America.
1991.- Dave Guard of The Kingston Trio dies of lymphoma at age 56.
1986Amy Studt is born in Hammersmith, London, England.
1986 Mark Dinning, known for the 1960 hit “Teen Angel,” dies of a heart attack at age 52.
1985Alcatrazz’s only studio album with Steve Vai, Disturbing the Peace, is released. Produced by Eddie Kramer, the album’s lead-off track, “God Blessed Video,” attracts a whole new audience years later when it’s included on the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
1979Chaka Khan gives birth to her son, Damien Milton Patrick Holland.
1977 Stevie Wonder releases “Sir Duke,” a single from his album Songs in the Key of Life. The Duke Ellington-inspired track tops the Billboard Hot 100 and the Black Singles chart.
1977 The John Denver TV special Thank God, I’m A Country Boy airs on ABC.
1976 While campaigning for US President, Jimmy Carter tells NARM (The National Association of Record Merchandisers) that he listened to Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin while Governor of Georgia.
1975Barry Manilow appears on American Bandstand, performing “Mandy” and “It’s A Miracle.” It would be his first appearance on US TV.
1975 Frankie Valli’s unrequited love ballad “My Eyes Adored You” hits #1 in the US.
1975Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti album hits #1, where it will stay for six weeks.
1974Catch My Soul, an updated version of Shakespeare’s Othello for the hippie generation, premieres in New York City with Richie Havens in the lead role. Tony Joe White and Delaney & Bonnie also star.
1974 The Eagles release On The Border.
1974Ten Years After play their final gig, seven years after their first one.
1971Elvis Presley releases You’ll Never Walk Alone.
1971.- John Lennon releases “Power to the People” in the US.
1969 Two days after their wedding in Gibraltar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their “Bed-in,” inviting members of the media into their Amsterdam hotel room where they are promoting peace with songs, signs and dialogue. These events are outlined in the song “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
1967Elvis Presley releases Easy Come, Easy Go.
1967 The Beatles record “Within You Without You.”
1967The Who make their US stage debut, performing at the Paramount Theater in New York City.
1965Bob Dylan releases his fifth album, Bringing It All Back Home.
1963 In the UK, The Beatles release their debut studio album, Please Please Me. It goes to #1 a few months later; in early 1964, they conquer America.
1962 Nineteen-year-old Barbra Streisand makes her Broadway debut, starring in the play I Can Get It For You Wholesale.
1961Elvis Presley records “Blue Hawaii,” “Ito Eats,” “Hawaiian Wedding Song,” “Island Of Love,” “Steppin’ Out Of Line,” and “Almost Always True.”
1957 R&B singer Stephanie Mills is born in New York City. Her first hit is “Home,” from the Broadway musical The Wiz. Mills plays Dorothy in the show’s original run from 1975-1977.
1956Carl Perkins is injured in a car accident near Dover, Delaware, on his way to perform on NBC-TV’s Perry Como Show. This stymies promotion for his single “Blue Suede Shoes,” but the song still reaches #2 in May.
1956Mr. Wonderful opens on Broadway. Its star Sammy Davis, Jr. will soon become a top entertainer and member of the Rat Pack.
1948 Randy Jo Hobbs (bassist for The McCoys) is born in Winchester, Indiana.
1947 Patrick Olive (percussionist, bassist for Hot Chocolate) is born in Grenada.
1946 Harry Vanda (lead guitarist for The Easybeats) is born Johannes Hendrikus Jacob van den Berg in Voorburg, Netherlands.
1944.- Tony McPhee (guitarist for The Groundhogs) is born in Humberston, Lincolnshire, England.
1943 Jazz guitarist George Benson is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1943 Keith Relf (lead vocalist for The Yardbirds) is born in Richmond, Surrey, England.
1941 Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy) is born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England.
1937 Country/pop singer Johnny Ferguson is born in Nashville, Tennessee.
1936Roger Whittaker is born in Nairobi, British Kenya.
1932 Blues musician Juke Boy Bonner is born Weldon H. Philip Bonner in Bellville, Texas.
1930 Composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is born in New York City. He wins an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Madonna’s “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man),” written for the 1990 film Dick Tracy.
1916 Bernard Weissman, the future George Wyle, is born in New York City. Among his compositions: the Gilligan’s Island theme song.