Monday, March 19, 2018

Today in Music History...March 19, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 19th:

2016 I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It by The 1975 goes to #1 in the US, becoming the album with the longest title to hit the top spot.

2013 Floyd "Buddy" McRae, the last surviving original member of The Chords, dies at age 85.

2011 Archie "Aashid" Himons, formerly known as Little Archie, dies of complications from diabetes and vascular disease at age 68.

2007 Soul singer-songwriter Luther Ingram dies of heart failure at age 69.

2002 Soul jazz organist Big John Patton dies of complications from diabetes at age 66.

2001 Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, Steely Dan and The Flamingos are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 Gabrielle's ex-boyfriend (and the mother of her child), Tony Antoniou, is sentenced to life in prison for murdering his stepfather. Gabrielle was called as a witness at the trial.

1996 Barenaked Ladies release their third studio album, Born On A Pirate Ship.

1993 Jeff Ward (drummer for several bands, including Low Pop Suicide and Nine Inch Nails) commits suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning at age 30.

1980 In proceedings against the doctor who supplied the prescription drugs that killed Elvis Presley, Elvis' autopsy is entered as evidence. Dr. George Nichopoulos, who was known as "Dr. Nick" is eventually found guilty of overprescribing the drugs.

1978 Billy Joel makes his UK concert debut at London's Theatre Royal.

1976 Paul Kossoff (guitarist for Free), age 25, dies of a pulmonary embolism during a flight from Los Angeles to New York.

1975 Kiss release their third studio album, Dressed to Kill.

1974 Jefferson Airplane re-form with most of their original members and kick off their tour at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago as Jefferson Starship. They drop the "Jefferson" in 1984 and become simply "Starship."

1971 Bobby Sherman plays a songwriter on the "A Knight In Shining Armor" episode of The Partridge Family. He soon gets his own TV series, Getting Together.

1971 Elvis Presley records "Miracle Of The Rosary," "Seeing Is Believing," "It's Still Here," "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen," and "I Will Be True."

1970 David Bowie marries his first wife, Angela, who contrary to rumor, was not the subject of The Rolling Stones' song "Angie."

1968 Dean Martin's LP Houston is certified gold.

1968 Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1966 Gary Leeds of The Walker Brothers is "abducted" by British students raising money for charity.

1965 Britain's Tailor and Cutter magazine runs an article by tie makers asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties with their suits, a fashion which had recently gone out of style among the youth. Mick Jagger responds, diplomatically, that ties would only give screaming female fans something else to grab onto in a crowd.

1964 The British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, who is the "Mr. Wilson" in their song "Taxman," presents The Beatles with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award at the Variety Club of Great Britain Annual Show Business Awards.

1962 Bob Dylan releases his self-titled debut album. It doesn't chart in America, but sets the stage for his breakthrough a year later: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

1958 As Tom and Jerry, Simon & Garfunkel release their third single, a ditty named "Our Song" (BIG 616).

1953 Ricky Helton Wilson (guitarist for The B-52s) is born in Athens, Georgia.

1951 Derek Longmuir (drummer for Bay City Rollers) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1946 Ruth Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters) is born in Oakland, California. She is the eldest member of the singing sisters.

1946 Paul Atkinson (guitarist for The Zombies) is born in Cuffley, Hertfordshire, England.

1941 Jimmy Dorsey records "Green Eyes," with vocals from Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly.

1937 R&B singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry, known for the 1961 hit "(I Don't Know Why) But I Do," is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1930 Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman is born in Fort Worth, Texas. Date of birth sometimes listed as March 9.

1926 Jazz singer Bill Henderson is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1921 Tommy Cooper is born in Caerphilly, Wales.

1914 Actress/singer Patricia Morison is born in New York City.

Andrew Wood's Death Leads To Pearl Jam

1990Andrew Wood, lead singer of Mother Love Bone, dies of a heroin overdose at age 24. Members of the band go on to form Pearl Jam.

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2010 The Runaways, about the pioneering all-girl rock band, hits theaters. The film, which focuses on group member Joan Jett (played by Kristen Stewart), is a huge flop.More

2000 The New York Mets release Garth Brooks, who is participating in spring training with the team. The country star is cut loose after going 0-17 at the plate.

1988 Michael Jackson begins construction on his 2,800-acre ranch and private amusement park in Santa Barbara, California, which he names "Neverland" after a fantasy location in his favorite book, Peter Pan, a place where children never grow up.

1982 Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist Randy Rhoads dies when he takes a plane ride with a pilot who tries to buzz Ozzy's tour bus. When the wing hits the bus, the plane crashes into a nearby house, killing Rhoads, the pilot, and the tour costume designer/hairdresser.

1975 The movie version of The Who's rock opera Tommy premieres in America.

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