Music Almanac: March 21, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1902 - Son House (d. 1988)
  • 1930 - Otis Spann (d. 1970)
  • 1940 - Solomon Burke (d. 2010)
  • 1941 - John Boylan (77)
  • 1943 - Vivian Stanshall (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) (d. 1995)
  • 1944 - Gaye Abegbalola (bron Gaye Todd) (74)
  • 1945 - Rose Stone (aka Rose Banks) (Sly & the Family Stone) (73)
  • 1946 - Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) (72)
  • 1949 - Eddie Money (69)
  • 1950 - Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) (68)
  • 1951 - Russell Tompkins, Jr. (Stylistics) (67)
  • 1951 - Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) (67)
  • 1953 - Robert Johnson (K.C. & the Sunshine Band) (65)
  • 1956 - Guy Chadwick (House of Love) (62)
  • 1957 - John Reddington (King Kurt) (61)
  • 1957 - Sean Dickson (Soup Dragons) (61)
  • 1959 - Sarah Jane Morris (59)
  • 1960 - Robert Sweet (Stryper) (58)
  • 1963 - Share Pedersen (born Sharon Ross) (Vixen) (55)
  • 1967 - Maxim Reality (born Keith Palmer) (Prodigy) (51)
  • 1967 - Jonas Berggren (Ace of Base) (51)
  • 1967 - Sean Dickson (Soup Dragons) (51)
  • 1968 - Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) (50)
  • 1974 - Edsel Dope (born Brian Ebejer) (Dope) (44)
  • 1977 - Mark Hamilton (Ash) (41)
  • 1980 - Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) (38)
  • 1989 - Rochelle Humes (The Saturdays) (29)
Deaths
  • 1987 - Dean Martin, Jr. (Dino, Desi & Billy) - Plane Crash (36)
  • 1991 - Leo Fender - Parkinson's Disease (92)
  • 2004 - Johnny Bristol (65)
  • 2005 - Bobby Short (80)
  • 2008 - Klaus Dinger (Neu!, Kraftwerk) - Heart failure (61_
  • 2011 - Loleatta Holloway - Heart failure (64)
  • 2011 - Pinetop Perkins (97)
  • 2015 - Jackie Trent (74)
  • 2015 - Jorgen Ingmann (89)
On This Day
  • 1952 - The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock 'n' roll stage show, was held at the Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, OH. 20,000 tried to attend and authorities shut it down after the first song.
  • 1955 - Johnny Cash auditioned for Sam Phillips who had him come back the next day to record Hey Porter. 
  • 1956 - The movie Rock Around the Clock debuted. 
  • 1961 - The Beatles played their first show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
  • 1964 - Judy Collins made her debut at Carnegie Hall.
  • 1967 - John Lennon took his first LSD trip. 
  • 1969 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono started their "bed-in."
  • 1973 - The BBC banned all acts that appealed to teens on Top of the Pops after a riot broke out during a David Cassidy performance.
  • 1976 - David Bowie and Iggy Pop were part of a drug bust in Rochester, NY.
  • 1976 - Claudine Longet shot and killed her boyfriend Spider Sabich in Aspen, CO.
  • 1980 - Hugh Cornwall of the Stranglers went to prison on a drug conviction.
  • 1982 - Donny Osmond opened on Broadway in Little Johnny Johnson.
  • 1984 - Central Park's Strawberry Fields was opened by Yoko Ono.
  • 1987 - ZZ Top finished their Afterburner world tour in Honolulu, HI.
  • 1989 - Dick Clark announced he would end his run as host of American Bandstand after 33 years.
  • 1990 - Tony Orlando received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 1993 - Anne Murray was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1996 - The Stone Roses guitarist John Squire quit the band.
  • 1997 - Snoop Dogg was sentenced to three years probation and fined $1,000 on a firearms possession charge.
  • 1997 - The move Selena debuted. 
  • 2000 - Soul Coughing broke up.
  • 2003 - Matchbox Twenty postponed a European tour over fears of the U.S./Iraq war.
  • 2003 - Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack was cleared of internet child porn charges.
  • 2006 - Three daughters of South African songwriter Solomon Linda won a court case awarding them 25% of the royalties for the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
  • 2008 - A settlement was reached between Mike Love and Al Jardine over the use of the Beach Boys' name which was owned by Love.
Marriages
  • 1963 - Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould
Divorces
  • 2003 - Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) and Lucy Helmore
  • 2009 - Natasha Bedingfield and Matthew Robinson
Recorded
  • 1939 - God Bless America - Kate Smith
  • 1955 - Whole Lotta Shakin' - Big Maybelle
Released
  • 1966 - Sloop John B - Beach Boys
  • 1970 - First Step - Faces
  • 1970 - ABC - Jackson Five (single)
  • 1983 - The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
  • 1987 - With or Without You - U2 (single)
  • 1989 - Like a Prayer - Madonna
  • 2000 - No Strings Attached - N'Sync
Awards
  • 1994 - Academy Awards
    • Best Song From a Motion Picture - Streets of Philadelphia from Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
Broadcasts
  • 2005 - The Osbournes (MTV) - Final episode
  • 2014 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1953 - The Doggie In the Window - Patti Page (8 weeks)
  • 1964 - She Loves You - Beatles (2 weeks)
  • 1981 - Keep On Loving You - R.E.O. Speedwagon (1 week)
  • 1992 - Save the Best For Last - Vanessa Williams (5 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 2009 - No Line on the Horizon - U2 (1 week)
  • 2015 - Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1970 - Call Me - Aretha Franklin (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Looking For a New Love - Jodie Watley (3 weeks)
  • 1992 - Diamonds & Pearls - Prince & the New Power Generation (1 week)
  • 1998 - No, No, No - Destiny's Child (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1981 - Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground - Willie Nelson (1 week)
  • 1987 - I'll Still Be Loving You - Restless Heart (1 week)
  • 1992 - Dallas - Alan Jackson (1 week)
  • 1998 - Nothin' But the Taillights - Clint Black (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1964 - Navy Blue - Diane Renay (1 week)
  • 1987 - Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby & the Range (3 weeks)
  • 2015 - Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (16 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1998 - It's Like That - Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins (6 weeks)
  • 2009 - Islands in the Stream - Vanessa Jenkins & Bryn West Featuring Tom Jones & Robin Gibb (1 week)
  • 2015 - Lay Me Down - Sam Smith Featuring John Legend (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1987 - The Joshua Tree - U2 (2 weeks)
  • 2015 - In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith (1 week (3 previous weeks)

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