Thursday, March 1, 2018

Today in Music History...March 1, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 1st:

      


2012 On Justin Bieber's 18th birthday, he appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show, where his manager presents him with a Fisker Karma luxury electric car worth about $100,000.

2004 Warner Music Group leaves parent company Time Warner for the first time, bought out as a separate entity by investors led by former Universal Music head Edgar Bronfman Jr.

2002 Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family files for divorce from her husband, actor Marty Ingalls (she later withdraws the petition).

1995 Tony Bennett wins the Album Of The Year Grammy award for MTV Unplugged, taken from his acoustic performance on the network.

1994 Ozzy Osbourne wins Best Metal Performance with Vocal for "I Don't Want to Change the World" from his album No More Tears.

1994 The Bodyguard soundtrack wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, with "I Will Always Love You" taking Record of the Year. Frank Sinatra receives a Living Legends Award and Aretha Franklin gets a Lifetime Achievement Award. Branford Marsalis and Bruce Hornsby take Best Pop Instrumental Performance for their song "Barcelona Mona," which was penned for the Barcelona Olympics.

1991 Director Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors, starring Val Kilmer, opens in Los Angeles.

1987 Kesha Sebert is born in Los Angeles. Using the stage name "Ke$ha" (she drops the $ in 2014), she becomes a pop superstar when her first album Animal tops the US chart in 2010.

1986 Mr. Mister's "Kyrie" hits #1 in America. The refrain "Kyrie eleison" is Greek for "Lord, have mercy."

1984 Two days after losing to Michael Jackson at the Grammy Awards, Prince records "When Doves Cry," programming the drums and playing every instrument himself (including the bass, which he decides to take out).

1981 NBC airs Elvis And The Beauty Queen, starring Don Johnson as Elvis Presley. The TV special tells the story of his last years and his affair with Linda Thompson.

1979 The Coca-Cola Company introduces Mello Yello as a competitor to Pepsi's Mountain Dew in the urine-colored soda category. Donovan hopes they will use his song "Mellow Yellow" in their advertising, but the company declines.

1977 Bob Dylan's wife, Sara Lowndes - the "Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands" - files for divorce. The couple have been separated for years.

1975 Elvis Presley wins a Grammy for Best Inspirational Performance for his live version of "How Great Thou Art."

1975 At the Grammy Awards, Olivia Newton-John takes Record of the Year for "I Honestly Love You," Barbra Streisand wins Song of the Year for "The Way Were," and Stevie Wonder gets Album of the Year for Fulfillingness' First Finale.

1975 The Eagles' "Best Of My Love" hits #1 in America.

1975 Bob Dylan's album Blood On The Tracks hits #1 in America, where it stays for two weeks before getting bumped by Olivia Newton-John's Have You Never Been Mellow.

1974 Rush releases their eponymous debut album. With drummer and creative catalyst Neil Peart yet to join the band, the sound is very different from the one that will become Rush's trademark. Still, the album's "Working Man" becomes a breakout song in blue collar Cleveland, Ohio, after winning WMMS disc jockey Donna Halper's endorsement. One year later the band releases Fly by Night, its first album to include Peart.

1974 Queen begin their first tour as headliners with a show at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

1973 Tom Waits releases his debut album, Closing Time, on Asylum Records to lukewarm sales but warm critical reception.

1973 Joffrey Ballet in New York debuts Deuce Coupe Ballet, which is set to the music of The Beach Boys.

1970 The Beatles make their last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show when music videos for their songs "Let It Be" and "Two Of Us" are aired.

1967 The Beatles record "A Day In The Life" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

1966 Gene Clark announces that he is leaving The Byrds, citing fear of flying as the reason. He is not replaced, since the group has three other vocalists: David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman.

1966 A hundred Beatles fans stage a sit-in at Liverpool's Cavern Club, the first live home for the group, when it closes its doors due to bankruptcy.

1963 Filming begins in Hollywood for Elvis Presley's 13th film, Fun In Acapulco.

1958 Nik Kershaw ("The Riddle") is born in Bristol, England.

1958 In what would prove to be a major influence on the burgeoning British rock scene, Buddy Holly and the Crickets begin their first and only UK tour at London's Trocadero Club, playing 25 dates of two sets a night.

1958 Elvis Presley begins filming the movie King Creole in New Orleans.

1957 The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence Records and record "Bye Bye Love," establishing their signature sound: acoustic guitars and Appalachian harmonies over a rock beat.

1950 Pioneering music journalist Dave Marsh is born in Detroit.

1946 Tony Ashton of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke is born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

1944 Roger Daltrey of The Who is born in London.

1944 Mike D'Abo of Manfred Mann is born in Surrey, England.

1941 The world's first commercial FM radio station, Nashville's W47NV, begins broadcasting.

1930 Trombone player Benny Powell is born in New Orleans.

1928 Paul Whiteman and Paul Robeson record "Ol' Man River" for the stage production of Show Boat.1904 Glenn Miller is born in Clarinda, Iowa
 

Sting Brags About Hours-long Sex

 
1993Q magazine publishes an interview with Sting and Bob Geldof where Sting explains how his sex lasts for hours through the benefits of yoga.

Featured Events

1994 Justin Bieber is born in London, Ontario, Canada.

1985 Ford licenses The Beatles "Help!" for a commercial, marking the first time one of their songs is used in a TV ad.

1973 Pink Floyd release Dark Side Of The Moon. The album debuts at an inauspicious #95 on the US Albums chart, but becomes far and away the album with the most weeks on the tally, thanks in large part to a run from 1977-1988 when it never leaves.


1969 Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested on stage at a Miami show after allegedly exposing himself to the audience.

1968 Johnny Cash marries June Carter of the gospel stars The Carter Family.

1927 Harry Belafonte is born in Harlem, New York, but at age 8 moves to Jamaica (his mother's birthplace) with his family. The Belafontes move back to New York in the early stages of World War II; in the '50s, Harry becomes a top entertainer, his career buoyed by the calypso craze.

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