Saturday, March 10, 2018

Today in Music History...March 10, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 10th:


2014 TV show host Bill O'Reilly gets fired up over Beyoncé's "Partition" video, which contains graphic scenes implying sex in a limousine. O'Reilly engages his guest Russell Simmons on the topic, saying it "harms impressionable children."

2010 Micky Jones, guitarist for Man, dies of a brain tumor at age 63.

2009 Ryan Adams marries the singer/actress Mandy Moore at a quiet ceremony in Savannah, Georgia.

2008 Dapperly dressed in a classic black tuxedo, Leonard Cohen appears on stage in New York for his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with Madonna, John Mellencamp, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures. In his acceptance speech, Cohen paraphrases a famous quote by record producer and current chairman of the Hall's nominating committee, Jon Landau: "I have seen the future of rock & roll, and it is not Leonard Cohen."

2006 Lordi releases The Arockalypse, featuring the hit single "Hard Rock Hallelujah."

2005 Danny Joe Brown (singer, songwriter of Molly Hatchet) dies of complications from diabetes at age 53.

2005 Michael Jackson, on trial for child molestation, shows up to court an hour late and in his pajamas. He appears sickly and frail during most of the ordeal.

2004 Dave Blood (bass guitarist for The Dead Milkmen) commits suicide via drug overdose at age 47.

2003 The Righteous Brothers, AC/DC, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, The Clash, The Police, and Floyd Cramer are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City.

2003 Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines sparks political controversy in the run up to the invasion of Iraq after telling a London audience: "Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."

2002 Jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart failure at age 67.

2000 Vince Gill and Amy Grant get married in Nashville in front of about 450 guests. Included in the wedding party are their children from previous marriages: Gill's daughter Jenny, 17, and Grant's children Matthew, 12, Millie, 10, and Sarah, 7.

2000 Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders) leads an animal rights rally at a GAP store in Manhattan protesting the chain's sale of "illegally and cruelly" obtained leather products.

1997 R&B singer LaVern Baker ("Tweedle Dee") dies of cardiovascular disease at age 67.

1991 Mookie Blaylock goes on the Seattle radio station KISW and announces they are changing their name to Pearl Jam, inspired by the jamming they saw at a Neil Young concert a few weeks earlier.

1984 Ian Gillan leaves Black Sabbath after a year with the band. He later says, "I was the worst singer Black Sabbath ever had."

1981 Jimmy Page takes the stage for the first time since the breakup of Led Zeppelin when he joins Jeff Beck for some encores at a London show.

1979 James Brown appears at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, where he performs "You're Cheatin' Heart," "Tennessee Waltz" and the very un-Country "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag."

1978 The debut full-length album by the Buzzcocks, Another Music in a Different Kitchen, is released.

1977 Robin Thicke is born to Canadian actor Alan Thicke and actress Gloria Loring in Los Angeles, California.

1975 Jerry Horton (lead guitarist for Papa Roach) is born in Charleston, South Carolina.

1975 Elvis Presley records "Fairytale," "Green, Green Grass of Home," "I Can Help," and "And I Love You So."

1972 Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley is born in Norfolk, Virginia. In the '90s, he makes a name for himself producing tracks for Aaliyah and Ginuwine; the next decade finds him crafting hits for Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, and many others.

1972 America's self-titled debut album is certified Gold.

1971 Douglas Ardito (guitarist, bass guitarist for Puddle Of Mudd) is born in Bedford, Massachusetts.

1970 Grand Funk Railroad records "Closer To Home."

1967 Sonny & Cher guest star as "Jerry and Ramona" on "The Hot Number Affair" episode of the NBC-TV spy spoof The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

1967 The Beatles record "Getting Better."

1966 Edie Brickell ("What I Am") is born in Dallas, Texas. She marries Paul Simon in 1992.

1966 Bob Dylan records "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)," "Temporary Like Achilles," "Rainy Day Women #12 And 35," "Obviously 5 Believers," "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat," and "I Want You."

1964 Neneh Cherry is born Neneh Mariann Karlsson in Stockholm, Sweden. She takes her surname from stepdad Don Cherry.

1964 Simon and Garfunkel record "The Sound Of Silence."

1963 Jeff Ament (bassist for Pearl Jam) is born in Havre, Montana.

1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder performs "Fingertips" at the Regal Theatre in Chicago. The performance is recorded and released as a single in May, becoming the first live recording to hit #1 on the Hot 100.

1963 Three days after an emotional public service, Patsy Cline's body is buried quietly at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, Virginia.

1963 Producer Rick Rubin is born Frederick Jay Rubin in Long Beach, New York. Albums he produced include Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C., Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes and Echo by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

1962 Bruce Channel's "Hey! Baby" hits #1.

1962 "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel goes to #1 in the US.

1961 Jeff Barry, later half of the famous Brill Building songwriting team Barry-Greenwich, lands his first big gig with a publisher, signing to Trinity Music.

1956 Bobby Darin makes his first television appearance, singing "Rock Island Line" on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. The budding entertainer is clearly nervous - he keeps glancing at his palms where he's written the song's lyrics.

1955 Trumpeting their new signing, RCA Victor places a half-page ad in Billboard announcing Elvis Presley as the "new singing rage."

1954 Disco singer Tina Charles, known for the 1976 hit "I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)," is born Tina Hoskins in Whitechapel, London, England. Her dad is actor Charles Hoskins.

1951 Mario Lanza's "Be My Love" hits #1.

1950 Ted McKenna (drummer for The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) is born in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

1947 Boston founder Tom Scholz is born in Toledo, Ohio.

1945 English pop singer Pete Nelson (of The Flower Pot Men) is born in Uxbridge, London.

1940 Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1937 Benny Goodman brings his swinging Jazz sound to the Paramount Theatre in New York City, where adoring (mostly teenage) fans dance in the aisles. A newspaper report says that kids were "Jitterbugging" to the music, the first time the phrase is used to describe the new dance style.

1920 Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (of the country duo Homer & Jethro) is born in Conasauga, Tennessee.

1903 Jazz cornetist and pianist Bix Beiderbecke is born in Davenport, Iowa.

Marvin Gaye's Estate Wins "Blurred Lines" Case

A jury awards Marvin Gaye's estate (his children Marvin III, Frankie and Nona) $7.3 million, finding that the Robin Thicke song "Blurred Lines" is too similar to Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up."

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1988 Andy Gibb, whose three older brothers are the Bee Gees, dies of heart failure at age 30. Gibb had 3 #1 hits in the late '70s, including "I Just Want To Be Your Everything."

1983 Carrie Underwood is born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She begins her music career after winning Season 4 of American Idol and becomes one of the most successful artists of any genre, with over 65 million records sold worldwide.

1979 Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" hits #1 on the Hot 100. It becomes a female-empowerment anthem, but the song was written by two men.

1954 The Threepenny Opera opens at the Theater de Lys in New York's Greenwich Village. A revival of a German production from 1928, the standout scene is when the Street Singer does "Mack The Knife," a song about the murderous Macheath.

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