Friday, March 24, 2017

Today in Music History...March 24, 2017 (Now with links)

Music History: March 24

2010 Rock photographer Jim Marshall dies at age 74.

2009 Uriel Jones

2007 Henson Cargill

2001 After being dubbed Worst Actress of the Century a year earlier, Madonna lands her fifth Razzie for Worst Actress, for her role as Abbie Reynolds in The Next Best Thing, at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards.

2001 "Duane Allman Boulevard" is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a motorcycle crash.

2001 John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley.

2000 Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced three months before releasing their second album, De Stijl. Despite the split, the band stays together until 2011.

1997 Philadelphia soul singer Harold Melvin (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) dies at age 57, months after suffering a debilitating stroke.

1997 Kenny Moore

1986 "No One Is To Blame" by Howard Jones is released in the US. It goes on to become Jones' biggest-selling single in the US, peaking at #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #4 on the Hot 100.

1986 At the 58th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Lionel Richie wins the Oscar for Best Original Song for his track "Say You, Say Me" from the film White Nights. The song topped three different Billboard charts but didn't appear on the soundtrack album for the movie. It was finally released on Lionel's 1986 album Dancing on the Ceiling.

1986 The Rolling Stones release their album Dirty Work. The first single is a cover of the soul classic "Harlem Shuffle."

1979 Disco is still going strong as the Bee Gees' "Tragedy" hits #1 in the US.

1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd follows up Second Helping with their third album, Nuthin' Fancy.

1974 Chad Butler (Switchfoot)

1973 With Soul Train gaining in popularity, Dick Clark Productions airs a competing show called Soul Unlimited, which lasts just one episode as it caves to pressure from black leaders. Gladys Knight and Rufus Thomas are the guests.

1970 P.A. Pasemaster Mase (De La Soul)

1970 Sharon Corr (The Corrs)

1965 Bobby Darin, Harry Belafonte, and Peter, Paul & Mary take part in a protest against voter discrimination in Montgomery, Alabama.

1965 Bill Wyman, bass player with The Rolling Stones is knocked unconscious when he gets a shock from a mic stand onstage during the first performance of the band's tour in Denmark.

1965 Freddie & the Dreamers, "Do The Freddie"

1964 Steve "Zetro" Souza (Exodus)

1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.

1960 Nena

1958 Perry Como appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

1956 Billboard magazine debuts their first weekly chart ranking the top albums as measured by sales. Topping the first chart is Belafonte by Harry Belafonte.

The chart lists anywhere from 15-30 spots, but is gradually expanded and in 1967, it grows to 200. The chart goes through several name changes before settling on The Billboard 200 in 1992.

1954 Steve Diggle (Buzzcocks)

1951 Dougie Thomson (Supertramp)

1949 Nick Lowe is born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK.

1947 Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth)

1946 Colin Petersen (The Bee Gees)

1946 Lee Oskar (War)

1945 Billboard publishes its first album chart. The first #1 is Nat King Cole's A Collection Of Favorites.

1937 Billy Stewart

1932 Dave Appell of (The Applejacks)

1916 Enrique Granados

1912 Nervous Norvus

1912 Nervous Norvus

Featured Events

2008 Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, earning the show its highest ratings.
1973 A fan shouting "Leather!" jumps on stage and bites Lou Reed in the butt during a concert in Buffalo. The fan is ejected and Reed is left with a sore posterior.


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