Monday, March 6, 2017

Today in Music History...March 6, 2017 (Now with links)

Music History: March 6

2014 Charles Love (vocalist, guitarist for Bloodstone) dies of complications of pneumonia at age 68 in Kansas City, Missouri.

2013 Alvin Lee (lead vocalist, guitarist for Ten Years After) dies at age 68 from complications after a routine surgery.

2011 David Cassidy is the first contestant booted off season 11 of The Celebrity Apprentice.

2010 Neo soul singer D'Angelo is arrested in Manhattan's West Village when he tries to solicit a sex act from a female undercover police officer.

2010 The Golden Raspberry Awards judges decide the Jonas Brothers aren't capable of portraying themselves and bestow the trio with a Razzie for Worst Actor for Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.

2009 Thousands of Phish fans descend upon Hampton, Virginia, to see Page McConnell, John Fishman, Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon return to the stage for their first show since 2004. They open with "Fluffhead," a song they haven't played since 2000.

2006 New Orleans soul singer King Floyd dies from complications of stroke and diabetes at age 61.

2006 In the wake of its pre-release leak, the new Pearl Jam single "World Wide Suicide" becomes available for free download without digital rights management restrictions from the band's website.

2004 Peggy DeCastro (The DeCastro Sisters) dies of lung cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 82.

2004 David Crosby (The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) is arrested on marijuana and weapons charges in New York City (he's given a $5,000 fine and a conditional discharge).

2001 Michael "Smitty" Smith, drummer for Paul Revere and the Raiders, dies in Hawaii at age 58.

1994 Frank Sinatra collapses onstage during a concert in Richmond, Virginia. The aging crooner would retire the following year, at age 79.

1986 Richard Manuel of The Band hangs himself after a show in Winter Park, Florida.

1977 Hip hop artist Bubba Sparxxx is born Warren Anderson Mathis in Troup County, Georgia.

1976 EMI Records reissues 23 singles by The Beatles - every one of them charts (again) in the UK.

1975 Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album is certified Gold.

1975 Average White Band's "Pick Up The Pieces" is certified Gold.

1970 Betty Boo is born Alison Moira Clarkson in Kensington, London, England.

1970 Comprising songs recorded before he was jailed for masterminding murders, a Charles Manson album called Lie: The Love & Terror Cult is released.

1967 Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly dies at age 85.

1965 The Temptations' "My Girl," co-written by Smokey Robinson, hits #1 in America.

1964 Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor divorce.

1961 A pre-Monkees Davy Jones makes his acting debut on the British soap opera Coronation Street, playing Colin Lomax.

1959 The Drifters record "There Goes My Baby."

1959 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: Frankie Avalon's "Venus"

1958 The Everly Brothers record "All I Have To Do Is Dream."

1947 Kiki Dee is born Pauline Matthews in Little Horton, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

1946 David Gilmour (guitarist, vocalist for Pink Floyd) is born in Cambridge, England.

1945 Hugh Grundy (drummer for The Zombies) is born in Winchester, England.

1944 Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is born in Greenville, Mississippi. After moving to Detroit, she would meet fellow future Supreme Florence Ballard at an elementary school talent show.

1936 Sylvia Vanderpool (of Mickey & Sylvia) in New York City. She would also be known as the founder and CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records.

1893 Country blues guitarist Furry Lewis is born Walter Lewis in Greenwood, Mississippi. He would earn his nickname from his childhood friends.


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