Friday, March 9, 2018

Today in Music History...March 9, 2018 (Now with more info)

Music History: March 9th:


2015 R&B singer Angie Stone is arrested in Georgia on assault charges after allegedly punching her 30-year-old daughter's teeth out.

2015 Eugene Patton, known as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine from the classic '70s Gong Show, dies at age 82 in Pasadena, California.

2011 Phil Collins clears up rumors about why he is retiring. Speculation has included health problems, bad reviews, depression and an interest in devoting time to his collection of Alamo memorabilia, but Collins states the real reason: "So I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."

2007 Boston lead singer Brad Delp commits suicide at age 55.

2005 Country singer Chris LeDoux dies from liver disease at age 56.

2005 George Scott of The Blind Boys of Alabama dies at age 75.

2005 The tour bus driver for The Dave Matthews Band pleads guilty to dumping sewage into the Chicago River, which hit a group of tourists cruising on an architectural tour. Stefan Wohl denied the charges at first, but admitted it when confronted with surveillance video. The band was not on the bus at the time.

2000 Croatian singer Ivo Robic dies at age 77.

1993 Sting releases his fourth solo album, Ten Summoner's Tales, which contains the hit "Fields of Gold."

1990 The first of the House Party movies is released in theaters. The film stars Kid 'n Play as teenagers throwing a party while their parents are away - ain't gonna hurt nobody, we're just dancing y'all.

1987 Shad Moss, known as Lil' Bow Wow and later, Bow Wow, is born Columbus, Ohio.

1986 Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith go to Magic Ventures Studios in New York, where they record parts of their song "Walk This Way" so Run-D.M.C. can transform it into a Hip-Hop jam. Neither act is thrilled about the collaboration (Run-D.M.C.'s producer Rick Rubin spearheaded the effort), but the resulting track is a huge hit, revitalizing Aerosmith's career and delivering a new (mostly white) audience to the rappers.

1985 REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" hits #1 in America, where it stays for three weeks.

1981 Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is born in Coral Springs, Florida.

1980 Chingy ("Right Thurr") is born Howard Bailey Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri.

1979 ABC airs the John Denver And The Ladies special, featuring Tina Turner, Valerie Harper, Cheryl Tiegs, Erma Bombeck and Cheryl Ladd.

1976 Keith Moon collapses onstage at the beginning of a Who concert at the Boston Garden.

1976 Queen's A Night At The Opera is certified Gold.

1972 Carole King, James Taylor, Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand take part in a fundraiser for presidential hopeful George McGovern.

1970 Shortly before a show in Columbus, Georgia, James Brown replaces most of his band (including Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker), which had complained about working conditions and pay, with a young group from Cincinnati led by the brothers Bootsy and Catfish Collins. It's rough going at first, but the band eventually conforms to Brown's vision and leads him into a new era. Brown calls these guys "the new breed."

1969 Wiggen sisters Dorothy, Helen, Betty, and Rachel record Philosophy of the World as The Shaggs. Numerous music critics and historians consider it the worst album ever recorded, but years later both Frank Zappa and Kurt Cobain call it one of their favorites ever made. The original 100 pressings become some of the most coveted albums in the world among collectors. In 2007, Blender magazine lists Philosophy of the World #100 on their list of the 100 greatest indie recordings.More

1968 Robert Sledge, bass player for Ben Folds Five, is born.

1961 The Supremes first single, "I Want A Guy," is released. Despite a push from their label, Motown, it flops, as does their next several singles.

1959 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: Frankie Avalon's "Venus"

1958 Martin Fry of ABC is born in Stretford, Lancashire, England.

1951 Frank Rodriguez, the keyboard player who comes up with the famous riff on "96 Tears" for ? and the Mysterians, is born in Bay City, Michigan.

1949 Trevor Burton of The Move is born in Birmingham, England.

1948 R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne (lead singer of LTD) is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

1948 Jimmie Fadden (guitarist, drummer for The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is born in Long Beach, California.

1945 Guitarist Robin Trower is born in London.

1942 Gary Walker, drummer of The Walker Brothers, is born Gary Leeds in Glendale, California.

1942 Experimental musician John Cale (of Velvet Underground) is born in Wales.

1942 Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders is born in Eugene, Oregon.

1936 Country singer Mickey Gilley is born in Mississippi.

1933 R&B Singer Lloyd Price is born in Kenner, Louisiana.

1932 Jazz singer Keely Smith is born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia.

1910 Composer Samuel Barber is born in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

The Notorious B.I.G. Meets a Tragic E.N.D.

Beloved New York rapper Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G.) is gunned down in Los Angeles streets just six months after his rival Tupac Shakur met the same fate.

Featured Events

2012 76-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis gets married for the seventh time, taking his caregiver, 62-year-old Judith Brown, as his bride. Brown was previously married to Lewis' cousin Rusty.

1990 At The Central in Seattle, Mother Love Bone plays their last show, as their lead singer Andrew Wood dies of a heroin overdose 10 days later. Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard from the band form Pearl Jam later that year.

1987 Sam Cooke, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Carole King & Gerry Goffin, and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil are all inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1987 U2 release their fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree. The first two singles, "With Or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," climb to #1 in America. The album becomes their first #1 in that country, and takes the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

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