Music History: March 30
2013 Phil Ramone (producer for Billy Joel) dies of complications after surgery for an aortic aneurysm in New York, at age 79.
2011 Buffalo Springfield, which split in 1968, announces a reunion tour with original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The tour lasts seven shows, ending with a performance at Bonnaroo. Another 30 dates are planned, but Young calls it off.
2010 Barenaked Ladies release their ninth studio album, All In Good Time. It's their first album since the departure of co-lead singer Steven Page, who officially left the band in 2009.
2008 Sean Levert
2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica ends its three-season run on MTV as its subjects, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, are on the brink of divorce. The marriage is officially over the following June.
2004 T.I. turns himself in to police after a warrant is issued for his arrest. The rapper is taken into custody for violating the terms of a previous drug arrest in 1997. He is also charged with distributing cocaine, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, and giving authorities a false name. In 2004, T.I. was sentenced to three years in jail for the crimes but was able to convert his sentence to a work release program shortly thereafter.
2004 Timi Yuro
2003 Duncan Sheik portrays Bobby Darin and sings "Beyond The Sea" on the "Where The Boys Are" episode of NBC's American Dreams.
1994 In Miami, Pink Floyd begins its last world tour, the Division Bell tour.
1987 Prince releases his ninth album, Sign o' the Times.
1985 Phil Collins scores his second #1 hit as a solo artist: "One More Night."
1979 Norah Jones
1974 "Sunshine On My Shoulders" hits #1 in the US. John Denver would to the charts again that year with "Annie's Song."
1971 Jimi Hendrix's The Cry Of Love is certified Gold, six months after his death.
1968 Celine Dion
1967 The Beatles shoot the cover of their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Chelsea Manor Studios in London.
1966 In Paris, 85 rioters are arrested at a Rolling Stones concert.
1964 Tracy Chapman
1963 Lesley Gore records "It's My Party" at Bell Studios in New York. That night, her producer Quincy Jones finds out that Phil Spector has recorded the song with his group The Crystals, so Jones rush-releases it to get Gore's version to radio stations first.
1963 MC Hammer is born in Oakland, California. His birth name is Stanley Burrell, but he is dubbed "Hammer" when he becomes a batboy for the Oakland A's, since he looks like hall-of-famer "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron.
1948 Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas)
1944 Ronnie Rice (The New Colony Six)
1943 Kenny Forssi (Love)
1941 Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues)
1930 Rolf Harris
1914 Sonny Boy Williamson
1913 Frankie Laine
1995Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard takes an MTV news crew along for a ride in a stretch limo, where he stops to pick up food stamps, proving that the ID card on the cover of his solo album is real.
1945 Eric Clapton is born in Ripley, England. He forms the bands Cream, Blind Faith and Derek And The Dominos. His birth name is often erroneously reported as "Eric Clapp," as Clapp is the surname of his grandparents who raised him.