Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Today in Music History...March 6, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 6th:


2014 Charles Love (vocalist, guitarist for Bloodstone) dies of complications of pneumonia at age 68 in Kansas City, Missouri.

2013 Alvin Lee (lead vocalist, guitarist for Ten Years After) dies at age 68 from complications after a routine surgery.

2011 David Cassidy is the first contestant booted off Season 11 of The Celebrity Apprentice.

2010 Neo soul singer D'Angelo is arrested in Manhattan's West Village when he tries to solicit a sex act from a female undercover police officer.

2010 The Golden Raspberry Awards judges decide the Jonas Brothers aren't capable of portraying themselves and bestow the trio with a Razzie for Worst Actor for Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.

2006 New Orleans soul singer King Floyd dies from complications of stroke and diabetes at age 61.

2006 Pearl Jam makes their new single "World Wide Suicide" available as a free download after the track is leaked.

2006 Renown African musician Ali Farka Toure dies of bone cancer at age 66.

2004 Peggy DeCastro (of The DeCastro Sisters) dies of lung cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 82.

2004 David Crosby (of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) is arrested on marijuana and weapons charges in New York City (he's given a $5,000 fine and a conditional discharge).

2001 Michael "Smitty" Smith, drummer for Paul Revere & the Raiders, dies in Hawaii at age 58.

1994 Frank Sinatra collapses on stage during a concert in Richmond, Virginia. The aging crooner would retire the following year, at age 79.

1977 Country-rap originator Bubba Sparxxx is born Warren Anderson Mathis in Troup County, Georgia.

1976 The Miracles score their biggest hit when "Love Machine (Part 1)" reaches #1 in America.

1975 Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti album is certified Gold.

1975 Average White Band's "Pick Up The Pieces" is certified Gold.

1970 Betty Boo is born Alison Moira Clarkson in Kensington, London, England.

1970 Comprising songs recorded before he was jailed for masterminding murders, a Charles Manson album called Lie: The Love & Terror Cult is released.

1969 Sandie Shaw is "arrested" in Paris for being dressed up like a French policeman. The English singer is released a few hours later after she'd explained she'd had gone to France to promote her new record, "Monsieur Dupont," about a French romeo.

1967 Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly dies at age 85.

1965 The Temptations' "My Girl," co-written by Smokey Robinson, hits #1 in America.

1964 Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor divorce.

1961 A pre-Monkees Davy Jones makes his acting debut on the British soap opera Coronation Street, playing Colin Lomax.

1959 The Drifters record "There Goes My Baby."

1958 The Everly Brothers record "All I Have To Do Is Dream."

1947 Kiki Dee is born Pauline Matthews in Little Horton, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

1946 David Gilmour (guitarist, vocalist for Pink Floyd) is born in Cambridge, England.

1945 Hugh Grundy (drummer for The Zombies) is born in Winchester, England.

1944 Mary Wilson (of The Supremes) is born in Greenville, Mississippi. After moving to Detroit, she meets fellow future Supreme Florence Ballard at an elementary school talent show.

1943 The Harry James Orchestra goes to #1 in America with "I've Heard That Song Before."

1935 Sylvia Vanderpool (of Mickey & Sylvia) is born in New York City. She would also be known as the founder and CEO of the hip-hop label Sugar Hill Records.

1893 Country blues guitarist Furry Lewis is born Walter Lewis in Greenwood, Mississippi. He would earn his nickname from his childhood friends.

Diplo-matic Relations Established In Cuba

Diplo and his electronic dancehall project Major Lazer land a historic Havana gig, becoming the first US musical act to perform in Cuba in the new era of diplomatic relations between the island and the US, precipitating a visit from President Obama later in the month.

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2009 Thousands of Phish fans descend upon Hampton, Virginia, to see Page McConnell, John Fishman, Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon return to the stage for their first show since 2004. They open with "Fluffhead," a song they haven't played since 2000.

2000 Eric Clapton is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first person inducted three times. He is also in as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream.

1998 Liam Gallagher of Oasis headbutts 19-year-old British fan Benjamin Jones, breaking his nose. The incident takes place in Brisbane outside of the singer's hotel. Gallagher is charged with assault, but Jones later drops the case and pursues civil charges.

1976 EMI Records reissues 23 singles by The Beatles - every one of them charts (again) in the UK.

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