Music History: March 9
2015 R&B singer Angie Stone is arrested in Georgia on assault charges after allegedly punching her 30-year-old daughter's teeth out.
2015 Eugene Patton, known as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine from the classic '70s Gong Show, dies at age 82 in Pasadena, California.
2014 Jerry Corbitt (The Youngbloods)
2012 76-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis gets married for the seventh time, taking his caregiver, 62-year-old Judith Brown, as his bride. Brown was previously married to Lewis' cousin Rusty.
2011 Phil Collins clears up rumors about why he is retiring. Speculation has included health problems, bad reviews, depression and an interest in devoting time to his collection of Alamo memorabilia, but Collins states the real reason is: "So I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."
2007 Brad Delp (Boston)
2005 Chris LeDoux
2005 George Scott (The Blind Boys of Alabama)
2005 The tour bus driver for The Dave Matthews Band pleads guilty to dumping sewage into the Chicago River, which hit a group of tourists cruising on an architectural tour. Stefan Wohl denied the charges at first, but admitted it when confronted with surveillance video. The band was not on the bus at the time.
2004 Exodus return after a 12-year hiatus with their sixth studio album Tempo of the Damned.
2000 Ivo Robic
1993 Lenny Kravitz, "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
1993 Sting releases his fourth solo album, Ten Summoner's Tales, which contains the hit "Fields of Gold."
1990 The first of the House Party movies is released in theaters. The film stars Kid 'n Play as teenagers throwing a party while that parents are away.
1990 At The Central in Seattle, Mother Love Bone plays their last show, as their lead singer Andrew Wood dies of a heroin overdose 10 days later. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard from the band form Pearl Jam later that year.
1987 Bow Wow
1987 Sam Cooke, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Carole King & Gerry Goffin, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil are all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
1987 U2 releases their fifth studio album, Joshua Tree. The album would become their first number one album, produce two number one hits, and win the band their first two Grammy awards.
1986 Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith go to Magic Ventures Studios in New York, where they record parts of their song "Walk This Way" so Run-D.M.C. can transform it into a Hip-Hop jam. Neither act is thrilled about the collaboration (Run-D.M.C.'s producer Rick Rubin spearheaded the effort), but the resulting track is a huge hit, revitalizing Aerosmith's career and delivering a new (mostly white) audience to the rappers.
1985 REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" hits #1 in America, where it stays for three weeks.
1981 Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory)
1979 ABC airs the John Denver And The Ladies special, featuring Tina Turner, Valerie Harper, Cheryl Tiegs, Erma Bombeck and Cheryl Ladd.
1976 Keith Moon collapses onstage at the beginning of a Who concert at the Boston Garden.
1976 Queen's A Night At The Opera is certified Gold.
1975 Elvis Presley begins his final recording session at RCA’s Hollywood studios.
1972 A George McGovern presidential fundraiser stars Carole King, James Taylor, Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand (Cass Elliot, of The Mamas & the Papas, serves as a celebrity usher).
1969 CBS-TV cancels the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
1969 Wiggen sisters Dorothy, Helen, Betty, and Rachel record Philosophy of the World as The Shaggs. Numerous music critics and historians consider it the worst album ever recorded, but years later both Frank Zappa and Kurt Cobain call it one of their favorites ever made. The original 100 pressings become some of the most coveted albums in the world among collectors. In 2007, Blender magazine lists Philosophy of the World #100 on their list of the 100 greatest indie recordings.More
1968 Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five)
1966 The Beach Boys, God Only Knows
1958 Martin Fry (ABC)
1951 Frank Rodriguez (Question Mark and the Mysterians)
1948 Jeffrey Osborne (L.T.D.)
1948 Jimmie Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1945 Robin Trower (Procol Harum)
1944 Trevor Burton (The Move)
1944 Gary Walker (The Walker Brothers)
1942 Rock drummer Gary Walker (of The Walker Brothers) is born Gary Leeds in Glendale, California.
1942 John Cale (Velvet Underground)
1942 Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
1940 John Cale (The Velvet Underground)
1936 Mickey Gilley
1933 Lloyd Price
1932 Keely Smith
1925 Billy Ford (Billy & Lillie)
1910 Samuel Barber