Monday, March 12, 2018

Today in Music History...March 12, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 12th:

     




2013 Clive Burr, who was Iron Maiden's drummer from 1979-1982, dies at age 56 after a battle with multiple sclerosis.

2012 Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack dies of cancer at age 65.

2011 Joe Morello of The Dave Brubeck Quintet dies at age 82.

2007 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., The Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City.

2007 Matchbook Romance announce on MySpace that they are taking an "indefinite hiatus," which lasts until 2015.

2003 On the eve of The Rolling Stones' first tour of China, the Chinese government provides them with a list of provocative songs the group is prohibited from playing, including "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women" and "Let's Spend The Night Together."

2002 John "Speedy" Keene of Thunderclap Newman dies at age 56.

2001 Vince Gill and Amy Grant have their only child together, a girl named Corrina. Grant has three children from a previous marriage; Gill has one.

2001 "Freud's Dilemma," the first ever episode of The Chris Isaak Show, airs on Showtime. The new adult comedy stars Chris Isaak playing a wannabe rock star.

1999 Violinist Yehudi Menuhin dies at age 82 from complications of bronchitis.

1998 Attorneys for KoRn send a cease-and-desist demand to a Michigan assistant principal who suspended a student for wearing a Korn T-shirt to school.

1996 Nancy Sinatra gives her famous white go-go boots, the ones that were made for walkin', to the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe.

1994 Christina Grimmie is born at Marlton, New Jersey.

1988 Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" hits #1 in the US. The video, which shows a buttoned-up Astley singing his way around London, does well on VH1, but really takes off two decades later with the Rickrolling trend, as webmasters point links to the song's YouTube video to trick unsuspecting readers into watching it.

1975 Elvis Presley records "Bringing It Back" and "Pieces of My Life."

1971 Paul McCartney wins his lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles and turn their affairs over to a receiver - not Allen Klein, who is managing the other members.

1969 Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is born in Germany to English parents.

1969 Infamous London police officer Det. Sgt. Norman Pilcher, well-known for singling out and busting rock stars, enters George Harrison's house in Esher, Surrey, England and arrests the Beatle and his wife Pattie for possession of marijuana (specifically, cannabis resin).

1969 Simon & Garfunkel are among the winners at the Grammy Awards, taking Record of the Year for "Mrs. Robinson." Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

1967 The Velvet Underground releases The Velvet Underground And Nico.

1965 Singer James Darren guest stars on the "Surfin' Fred" episode (the fifth season finale) of ABC-TV's The Flintstones, playing a singer named, naturally, James Darrock.

1965 In the Bahamas, The Beatles wrap up filming on their second movie, Help!.

1961 Elvis Presley records "I'm Coming Home," "Gently," "In Your Arms," "Give Me The Right," "I Feel So Bad," "It's A Sin," "I Want You With Me," "There's Always Me"

1957 Marlon Jackson (of The Jackson 5) is born in Gary, Indiana. His twin brother, Brandon, dies less than 24 hours later.

1956 Steve Harris is born in London, England. After giving up dreams of playing pro soccer, he forms Iron Maiden, becoming the group's bass player and a primary songwriter.

1955 Charlie Parker dies at age 34 after years of drug abuse deteriorate his health.

1955 Dave Brubeck performs at Carnegie Hall in New York, as Jazz becomes increasingly popular.

1953 Popular WDIA disc jockey Rufus Thomas signs with an upstart Memphis label called Sun Records in order to release a song called "Bear Cat," an answer record to Big Mama Thornton's hit "Hound Dog."

1949 Bill Payne (keyboardist for Little Feat) is born in Waco, Texas.

1949 Mike Gibbins (drummer for Badfinger) is born in Swansea, Wales.

1948 James Taylor, singer and songwriter famous for classic hits like "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1948 Les Holroyd (bassist/vocalist for Barclay James Harvest) is born in England.

1946 Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood, California, to Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli.

1941 Brian O'Hara (guitarist/vocalist for The Fourmost) is born in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

1940 Al Jarreau is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1938 Lew DeWitt (of The Statler Brothers) is born in Roanoke, Virginia.

1917 Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, is born Lejzor Shmuel Czyż in Motal, Poland.
 

American Acts Drop Off In The UK

 
1964
For the first time in the history of the UK charts, there are no American acts in the Top 10, as British acts like The Rolling Stones take hold in their home country as well.

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2008 American Idol does an all-Beatles episode, somehow securing the rights to the songs after years of negotiations.

1974 John Lennon and Nilsson get drunk and disorderly at a Smothers Brothers comedy show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. They get thrown out, and Nilsson takes heat in the press for being a bad influence on Lennon. Said Nilsson: "It ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens."


1971 The Allman Brothers Band play the first of two shows recorded for their seminal album Live At The Fillmore East

1969 Paul McCartney marries girlfriend Linda Eastman at the register office in Marylebone, London, and again at the Anglican church in St. John's Wood. No other Beatles attend.

1966 The theme song to the TV series Batman reaches its chart peak of #17.

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