Music History: March 4
2017 The Katy Perry song "Chained to the Rhythm" hits #4 on the Hot 100, making guest vocalist Skip Marley the first of the Marley's to land a Top 10 on that tally.More
2011 Johnny Preston
2009 John Cephas
2003 Evanescence release their first album, Fallen, featuring the hits "Bring Me To Life" and "Going Under."
2002 Mark Vann (Leftover Salmon)
2001 Glenn Hughes (Village People)
2001 Bruce Springsteen adds Hank Ballard's 1960 hit "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" to tonight's setlist in Jacksonville, FL, in honor of Ballard, who'd passed on two days earlier.
2001 Michael Jackson and friend Macaulay Culkin spend the night shopping at a London record store, which stays open after hours to accommodate the pair.
1999 Eddie Dean
1997 Raymond Edwards (The Silhouettes)
1996 Minnie Pearl
1996 The Beatles, Real Love
1994 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana spends 20 hours in a coma after overdosing on Rohypnol (a prescription sedative) and champagne.
1993 Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown welcome a baby girl, Bobbi Kristina.
1992 Mary Osborne
1989 Time Inc. and Warner Communications merge into Time Warner, creating the world's largest media company.
1989 Debbie Gibson's "Lost in Your Eyes" goes to #1 on the Hot 100. It's her second chart-topper, following "Foolish Beat."
1986 Howard Greenfield
1986 Richard Manuel (The Band)
1984 The Police play the final concert of their Synchronicity tour in Melbourne, Australia. It is their last show, except for a few special events together, until 2007.
1981 E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg
1979 Mike Patto (Patto, Spooky Tooth)
1979 Randy Jackson (The Jackson 5) is involved in a serious car crash near Los Angeles, breaking both legs and nearly dying when a nurse at the hospital nearby injects him with methadone.
1978 The IRS raids Jerry Lee Lewis' home at dawn and reposesses $170,000 worth of automobiles to pay off his tax debt.
1977 The Rolling Stones, Love You Live
1977 The Rolling Stones perform at Toronto's small El Morcambo Tavern, a rare intimate show that provides four tracks for their notoriously bad 1977 LP Love You Live.
1976 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Miracles' "Love Machine (Part 1)"
1973 Elvis Presley, "Steamroller Blues" b/w "Fool"
1972 Badfinger's "Day After Day" is certified gold.
1971 Fergal Lawlor (The Cranberries)
1971 One the eve of their new UK tour, The Rolling Stones become rock's first tax exiles by announcing that they're moving from England to France.
1970 Bob Dylan, "Days Of '49," "Early Morning Rain," "Wigwam"
1969 Chastity Bono is born to Sonny & Cher
1968 An icy car crash sends Temptations members Eddie Kendricks and Otis Williams to a Somerset, Pennsylvania hospital.
1967 Evan Dando (The Lemonheads)
1967 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday"
1967 Steve Winwood and his brother, Muff, announce they are leaving The Spencer Davis Group. Steve forms Traffic later that year.
1966 Patrick Hannan (The Sundays)
1966 John Lennon is quoted in The London Evening Standard saying, "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now." The remark goes mostly unnoticed, but causes a big stink when it is reprinted in a US publication four months later.
1963 Jason Newsted is born in Battle Creek, Michigan. He would play bass for Flotsam and Jetsam, Metallica and Voivod.
1957 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: Tab Hunter's "Young Love"
1955 Boon Gould (Level 42)
1954 St Clair L. Palmer (Sweet Sensation)
1953 Emilio Estefan (Miami Sound Machine)
1952 Rocker Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band) is born in Stafford, Staffordshire, England.
1951 Chris Rea
1948 Shakin' Stevens
1948 Chris Squire (Yes)
1946 Frank Sinatra releases his solo debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, through Columbia Records.
1944 Michael Wilson (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich)
1944 R&B/soul singer Bobby Womack is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
1936 Eric Allandale (The Foundations)
1934 Barbara McNair
1932 Miriam Makeba
1925 Paul Mauriat
1678 Antonio Vivaldi, composer of "The Four Seasons," is born in Venice.