Music History: March 12
2013 Clive Burr, who was Iron Maiden's drummer from 1979-1982, dies at age 56 after a battle with multiple sclerosis.
2012 Michael Hossack (The Doobie Brothers)
2011 Joe Morello (The Dave Brubeck Quintet)
2007 Disappointed with his share of the profits from a cell phone commercial that was authorized to use the group's famous 1968 hit The Weight, The Band's Levon Helm sues Cingular, the commercial's creator.
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 Matchbox Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years.
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."
2001 Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome baby girl Corrina Grant Gill at a Nashville hospital.
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 Yehudi Menuhin
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.
1998 Judge Dread
1996 Nancy Sinatra gives her famous white go-go boots, the ones that were made for walkin', to the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe.
1981 The Rolling Stones, Sucking In The Seventies
1975 Elvis Presley: "Bringing It Back," "Pieces of My Life"
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 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.
1971 The Allman Brothers, Live At The Fillmore East
1969 Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is born in Germany to English parents.
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.
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, The Velvet Underground And Nico
1966 The theme song to the TV series Batman reaches its chart peak of #17.
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: "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 Steve Harris is born in London. After giving up dreams of playing pro soccer, he forms Iron Maiden, becoming the group's bass player and a primary songwriter.
1957 Marlon Jackson (The Jackson 5)
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 (Little Feat)
1949 Mike Gibbins (Badfinger)
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 (Barclay James Harvest)
1946 Liza Minnelli
1942 Brian O’Hara (The Fourmost)
1940 Al Jarreau is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1938 Lew Dewitt (The Statler Brothers)
1917 Leonard Chess
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