Almanac: March 11, 2016
On This Day
- 1903 - Lawrence Welk (d. 1992)
- 1942 - Fred Johnson (Marcels) (74)
- 1944 - Rick Rothwell (Mindbenders) (72)
- 1945 - Harvey Mandel (71)
- 1947 - Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) (69)
- 1948 - George Kooymans (Golden Earring) (68)
- 1950 - Bobby McFerrin (66)
- 1951 - Katie Kissoon (Mac & Katie Kissoon) (65)
- 1955 - Nina Hagen (61)
- 1955 - Jimmy Fortune (61)
- 1957 - Cheryl Lynn (born Lynda Smith) (59)
- 1961 - Bruce Watson (Big Country) (55)
- 1961 - Mike Percy (Dead or Alive) (55)
- 1964 - Vinnie Paul (born Vincent Abbott) (Pentera) (52)
- 1968 - Lisa Loeb (48)
- 1969 - Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers) (47)
- 1979 - Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) (37)
- 1979 - Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) (37)
- 1981 - LeToya Luckett (Destiny's Child) (35)
- 1981 - Russell Lissack (Bloc Party) (35)
- 1981 - Paul Wall (born Paul Slayton) (35)
- 1987 - Timothy Furse (The Horrors) (29)
- 1986 - Sonny Terry (born Saunders Terrell) (74)
- 1998 - Stacey Guess (Squirrel Nut Zippers) - Heroin overdose
- 2004 - Edmund Sylvers (Sylvers) - Lung cancer (47)
- 1927 - Seeburg introduced the first jukebox.
- 1969 - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs split up.
- 1969 - Motown Records bought out the contract of the Jackson 5 from Steeltown.
- 1970 - One Plus One, later to be renamed Sympathy For the Devil, starring the Rolling Stones, opens in the U.S.
- 1977 - The Slits made their live debut in London in support of The Clash.
- 1982 - Jimmy Sohns of Shadows of Knight was arrested for distributing cocaine.
- 1991 - Janet Jackson switched from A&M to Virgin for a reported $40 million.
- 1995 - Van Halen opened their Balance World Tour in Pensacola, FL.
- 1997 - Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
- 2000 - KISS opened their Farewell Tour.
- 2002 - Country singer Pat Green was hospitalized with facial fractures after being attacked by two men on South Padre Island, FL.
- 2004 - Time Warner sold the Warner Music Group to an investment firm.
- 2004 - Scott Walker signed a deal to release his first album since 1995.
- 2006 - Don Williams did his final concert in Nashville.
- 2008 - The Dave Clark Five, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, John Mellencamp and The Ventures were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- 2008 - Van Halen postponed all upcoming dates so that Eddie Van Halen can be treated for an unspecified condition.
- 2010 - Pete Doherty lost his driving privileges for a year after letting his manager drive an uninsured car that he owned.
- 2011 - Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno was given a nine month prison sentence for fraudulently claiming benefits.
- 2000 - Joe Diffie and Theresa Crump
- 2009 - Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore
- 1992 - MTV Unplugged - Eric Clapton
- 1993 - Oasis recorded their first demos
- 1970 - Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
- 1970 - Grammy Awards
- Record of the Year - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension
- Album of the Year - Blood, Sweat and Tears - Blood, Sweat and Tears
- Song of the Year - Games People Play - Joe South
- New Artist - Crosby, Stills and Nash
- Pop Female - Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee
- Pop Male - Everybody's Talking - Harry Nilsson
- Pop Group - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension
- Pop Song - Games People Play - Joe South
- R&B Female - Share Your Love With Me - Aretha Franklin
- R&B Male - The Chokin' Kind - Joe Simon
- R&B Duo or Group - It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
- R&B Song - Color Him Father - Richard Spencer
- Country Female - Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
- Country Male - A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
- Country Duo or Group - MacArthur Park - Waylon Jennings & the Kimberlys
- Country Song - A Boy Named Sue - Shel Silverstein
- Folk Performance - Clouds - Joni Mitchell