Saturday, March 24, 2018

Today in Music History...March 24, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 24th:

2010 Rock photographer Jim Marshall dies at age 74.

2009 Motown drummer Uriel Jones dies at age 74.

2009 Prince launches, which for $77 subscriptions, offers access to his videos and music. It shuts down after a year.

2007 Country singer Henson Cargill, known for the 1968 hit "Skip A Rope," dies during surgery at age 66.

2001 After being dubbed Worst Actress of the Century a year earlier, Madonna lands her fifth Razzie for Worst Actress, for her role as Abbie Reynolds in The Next Best Thing, at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards.

2001 "Duane Allman Boulevard" is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a motorcycle crash.

2001 John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley.

2000 MTV debuts the reality series Making the Band, with the first season spawning the boy band O-Town. Lou Pearlman, the creator of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, manages the group.

1997 Philadelphia soul singer Harold Melvin (of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) dies at age 57, months after suffering a debilitating stroke.

1986 "No One Is To Blame" by Howard Jones is released in the US. It goes on to become Jones' biggest-selling single in the US, peaking at #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #4 on the Hot 100.

1986 At the 58th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Lionel Richie wins the Oscar for Best Original Song for his track "Say You, Say Me" from the film White Nights. The song topped three different Billboard charts but didn't appear on the soundtrack album for the movie. It was finally released on Lionel's 1986 album, Dancing on the Ceiling.

1986 The Rolling Stones release their album Dirty Work. The first single is a cover of the soul classic "Harlem Shuffle."

1984 Toby Keith marries Tricia Lucus. The country star first laid eyes on his future wife at an Oklahoma nightclub in 1981.

1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd follows up Second Helping with their third album, Nuthin' Fancy.

1974 Chad Butler (drummer for Switchfoot) is born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1973 With Soul Train gaining in popularity, Dick Clark Productions airs a competing show called Soul Unlimited, which lasts just one episode as it caves to pressure from black leaders. Gladys Knight and Rufus Thomas are the guests.

1972 The Godfather opens in theaters. Musically significant because the character Johnny Fontane is supposedly based on Frank Sinatra, and because "Godfather of..." becomes a common musical honorific.More

1970 P.A. Pasemaster Mase (of De La Soul) is born Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. in Brooklyn, New York.

1970 Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) is born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

1965 Bobby Darin, Harry Belafonte, and Peter, Paul & Mary take part in a protest against voter discrimination in Montgomery, Alabama.

1965 Bill Wyman, bass player with The Rolling Stones is knocked unconscious when he gets a shock from a mic stand on stage during the first performance of the band's tour in Denmark.

1965 Freddie & the Dreamers release "Do The Freddie."

1964 Steve "Zetro" Souza (of Exodus) is born in the US.

1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.

1960 Nena is born in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

1958 Perry Como appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

1956 Billboard magazine debuts their first weekly chart ranking the top albums as measured by sales. Topping the first chart is Belafonte by Harry Belafonte.
The chart lists anywhere from 15-30 spots, but is gradually expanded, and in 1967 it grows to 200. The chart goes through several name changes before settling on The Billboard 200 in 1992.

1951 Dougie Thomson (bassist for Supertramp) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1949 Nick Lowe is born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

1948 Lee Oskar (harmonica player for War) is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1947 Mike Kellie (drummer for Spooky Tooth) is born in Birmingham, England.

1946 Colin Petersen (drummer for The Bee Gees) is born in Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia.

1945 Billboard publishes its first albums chart. The first #1 is Nat King Cole's A Collection Of Favorites.

1937 Soul musician Billy Stewart is born in Washington, D.C.

1922 Dave Appell (leader of The Applejacks) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1916 After a German U-boat torpedoes the SS Sussex, a passenger ferry crossing the English Channel, Spanish composer Enrique Granados drowns while attempting to rescue his wife.

1912 Novelty singer Nervous Norvus (Jim Drake) is born in Memphis. He has a hit with "Transfusion" in 1956.

1786 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491. Beethoven hears the work in rehearsal and remarks in admiration to a colleague that "[we] shall never be able to do anything like that."

1721 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, the margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. Bach wrote the pieces for the margrave to gain extra support for his work.

Elvis Presley Enters The Army

1958Elvis Presley goes to the Memphis Draft Board and enters the United States Army.

Featured Events

2008 Britney Spears makes a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, earning the show its highest ratings.

2000 Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced three months before releasing their second album, De Stijl. Despite the split, the band stays together until 2011.

1979 Disco is still going strong as the Bee Gees' "Tragedy" hits #1 in the US.

1973 A fan shouting "Leather!" jumps on stage and bites Lou Reed in the butt during a concert in Buffalo. The fan is ejected and Reed is left with a sore posterior.

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