Music History: March 10
2014 TV show host Bill O'Reilly gets fired up over Beyoncé's "Partition" video, which contains graphic scenes implying sex in a limousine. O'Reilly engages his guest Russell Simmons on the topic, saying it "harms impressionable children."
2010 Micky Jones, guitarist for Man, dies of a brain tumor at age 63.
2009 Ryan Adams marries the singer/actress Mandy Moore at a quiet ceremony in Savannah, Georgia.
2008 Dapperly dressed in a classic black tuxedo, Leonard Cohen appears on stage in New York for his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with Madonna, John Mellencamp, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures. In his acceptance speech, Cohen paraphrases a famous quote by record producer and current chairman of the Hall's nominating committee, Jon Landau: "I have seen the future of rock & roll, and it is not Leonard Cohen."
2006 Lordi releases The Arockalypse, featuring the hit single "Hard Rock Hallelujah."
2005 Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet)
2005 Michael Jackson, on trial for child molestation, shows up to court an hour late and in his pajamas. He appears sickly and frail during most of the ordeal.
2004 Dave Blood (The Dead Milkmen)
2003 The Righteous Brothers, AC/DC, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, The Clash, The Police, and Floyd Cramer are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City.
2003 Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines sparks political controversy in the run up to the invasion of Iraq after telling a London audience: "Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."
2002 Shirley Scott
2000 Vince Gill and Amy Grant get married in Nashville in front of about 450 guests. Included in the wedding party are their children from previous marriages: Gill's daughter Jenny, 17, and Grant's children Matthew, 12, Millie, 10, and Sarah, 7.
2000 Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) leads an animal rights rally at a GAP store in Manhattan protesting the chain's sale of "illegally and cruelly" obtained leather products.
1997 LaVern Baker
1991 Mookie Blaylock goes on the Seattle radio station KISW and announces they are changing their name to Pearl Jam, inspired by the jamming they saw at a Neil Young concert a few weeks earlier.
1984 Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He later says, "I was the worst singer Black Sabbath ever had."
1983 Carrie Underwood
1981 Jimmy Page takes the stage for the first time since the breakup of Led Zeppelin when he joins Jeff Beck for some encores at a London show.
1979 James Brown appears at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, where he performs You're Cheatin' Heart, Tennessee Waltz and the very un-Country Papa's Got A Brand New Bag.
1978 The debut full-length album by the Buzzcocks, Another Music in a Different Kitchen, is released.
1977 Robin Thicke is born to Canadian actor Alan Thicke and actress Gloria Loring in Los Angeles, California.
1976 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Four Seasons' "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"
1975 Jerry Horton (Papa Roach)
1975 Elvis Presley: "Fairytale," "Green, Green Grass of Home," "I Can Help," "And I Love You So"
1972 Douglas Ardito (Puddle Of Mudd)
1972 America's self-titled debut album is certified Gold.
1970 Grand Funk Railroad: "Closer To Home"
1967 Sonny And Cher guest star as "Jerry and Ramona" on tonight's "The Hot Number Affair" episode of the NBC-TV spy spoof The Man From U.N.C.L.E..
1967 The Beatles: "Getting Better"
1966 Eddie Brickell ("What I Am") is born in Dallas, Texas. She marries Paul Simon in 1992.
1966 Bob Dylan: "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)," "Temporary Like Achilles," "Rainy Day Women #12 And 35," "Obviously 5 Believers," "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat," "I Want You"
1965 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Beatles' "Eight Days A Week"
1964 Neneh Cherry
1964 Simon and Garfunkel: "The Sound Of Silence"
1963 Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder performs "Fingertips" at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. The performance is recorded and released as a single in May, becoming the first live recording to hit #1 on the Hot 100.
1963 Three days after an emotional public service, Patsy Cline's body is buried quietly at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, Virginia.
1962 Elvis Presley: "Good Luck Charm" b/w "Anything That's Part Of You"
1962 Bruce Channel's "Hey! Baby" hits #1.
1961 Jeff Barry, later half of the famous Brill Building songwriting team Barry-Greenwich, lands his first big gig with a publisher, signing to Trinity Music.
1956 Bobby Darin makes his first television appearance, singing "Rock Island Line" on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. The budding entertainer is clearly nervous - he keeps glancing at his palms where he's written the song's lyrics.
1955 Trumpeting their new signing, RCA Victor places a half-page ad in Billboard announcing Elvis Presley as the "new singing rage."
1954 The Threepenny Opera opens at the Theater de Lys in New York's Greenwich Village. A revival of a German production from 1928, the standout scene is when the Street Singer does "Mack The Knife," a song about the murderous Macheath.More
1954 Tina Charles
1951 Mario Lanza's "Be My Love" hits #1.
1950 Ted McKenna (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
1947 Tom Scholz (Boston)
1945 Pete Nelson (The Flowerpot Men)
1940 Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean)
1937 Benny Goodman brings his swinging Jazz sound to the Paramount Theatre in New York City, where adoring (mostly teenage) fans dance in the aisles. A newspaper report says that kids were "Jitterbugging" to the music, the first time the phrase is used to describe the new dance style.
1920 Jethro (Homer and Jethro)
1903 Bix Beiderbecke