Friday, March 30, 2018

Today in Music History...March 30, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 30th:

Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & the Originals ("Angel Baby") dies at age 71.

2013 Producer Phil Ramone dies of complications after surgery for an aortic aneurysm at age 79. Ramone produced most of Billy Joel's material. "If I hadn't met Phil when I did, I probably wouldn't have had a career," Joel says.

2011 Buffalo Springfield, which split in 1968, announces a reunion tour with original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The tour lasts seven shows, ending with a performance at Bonnaroo. Another 30 dates are planned, but Young calls it off.

2010 Barenaked Ladies release their ninth studio album, All In Good Time. It's their first album since the departure of co-lead singer Steven Page, who officially left the band in 2009.

2008 Sean Levert (of LeVert) dies at age 39.

2004 T.I. turns himself in to police after a warrant is issued for his arrest. The rapper is taken into custody for violating the terms of a previous drug arrest in 1997. He is also charged with distributing cocaine, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, and giving authorities a false name. In 2004, T.I. was sentenced to three years in jail for the crimes but was able to convert his sentence to a work release program shortly thereafter.

2004 Singer Timi Yuro dies at age 63.

2003 Duncan Sheik portrays Bobby Darin and sings "Beyond The Sea" on the "Where The Boys Are" episode of NBC's American Dreams.

2002 Ashanti dominates the American Top 10, with her Ja Rule collaboration "Always On Time" at #4, her Fat Joe duet "What's Luv?" at #5, and her solo track "Foolish" at #9. The #1 song, "Ain't It Funny" by Jennifer Lopez, contains some lyrics written by Ashanti.More

1994 In Miami, Pink Floyd begin their last world tour, the Division Bell tour.

1987 Prince releases his ninth album, Sign o' the Times.

1985 Phil Collins scores his second #1 hit as a solo artist: "One More Night."

1979 Norah Jones is born Geetali Norah Shankar in New York City. Her father is the Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. (She takes her surname from her mom, Sue Jones.)

1974 John Denver's "Sunshine On My Shoulders" hits #1 in the US. The song first appeared on his 1971 album Poems, Prayers & Promises; it came to prominence after featuring in the made-for-TV movie Sunshine in 1973.

1967 The Beatles shoot the cover of their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Chelsea Manor Studios in London.

1966 In Paris, 85 rioters are arrested at a Rolling Stones concert.

1964 Tracy Chapman is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1963 Lesley Gore records "It's My Party" at Bell Studios in New York. That night, her producer Quincy Jones finds out that Phil Spector has recorded the song with his group The Crystals, so Jones rush-releases it to get Gore's version to radio stations first.

1955 Singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer ("Just When I Needed You Most") is born in Indian Hills, Colorado.

1948 Black Oak Arkansas lead singer Jim "Dandy" Mangrum is born in Michigan.

1944 Ronnie Rice of The New Colony Six is born in Illinois.

1943 Love bass player Ken Forssi is born in Cleveland.

1941 Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues is born in Staffordshire, England.

1930 Rolf Harris ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport") is born in Perth, Australia.

1914 Harmonica player Sonny Boy Williamson (not the blues singer/guitarist) is born Jackson, Tennessee.

1913 Frankie Laine is born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio in Chicago.

ODB Picks Up Food Stamps On MTV

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard takes an MTV news crew along for a ride in a stretch limo, where he stops to pick up food stamps, proving that the ID card on the cover of his solo album is real.

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2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica ends its three-season run on MTV as its subjects, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, are on the brink of divorce. The marriage is officially over the following June.

1968 Celine Dion is born in Quebec.

1962 MC Hammer is born in Oakland, California. His birth name is Stanley Burrell, but he is dubbed "Hammer" when he becomes a batboy for the Oakland A's, since he looks like hall-of-famer "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron.

1945 Eric Clapton is born in Ripley, England. He forms the bands Cream, Blind Faith and Derek & the Dominos. His birth name is often erroneously reported as "Eric Clapp," as Clapp is the surname of his grandparents who raised him.

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