Almanac: March 28, 2011

CMT Invitation OnlyBirthdays:
  • Dean Webb (Dillards) (74)
  • Charlie McCoy (70)
  • Chuck Portz (Turtles) (66)
  • John Evan (Jethro Tull) (63)
  • Sally Carr (Middle of the Road) (62)
  • Reba McEntire (56)
  • Cheryl James (Salt of Salt 'n' Pepa) (42)

Deaths:
  • 1958 - William C. Handy (84)
  • 1974 - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - Stroke (69)
  • 1987 - Maria Augusta Trapp (Trapp Family Singers) (82)
  • 1995 - Jimmy McShane - AIDS (37)
  • 2001 - Moe Koffman (Swining Shepherd Blues) - Cancer (73)

The Ship That Rocked The World: How Radio Caroline Defied the Establishment, Launched the British Invasion, and Made the Planet Safe for Rock and RollOn This Day:
  • 1958 - Buddy Holly started a 43 date tour in Brooklyn, NY at the Alan Freed Big Beat Show.
  • 1964 - The Beatles became the first pop stars to have figures in Madame Tussauds in London.
  • 1964 - Radio Caroline, the first of the pirate radio stations, began broadcasting from a Danish Ferry in the North Sea off of England.
  • 1969 - Joe Cocker played his first U.S. concert.
  • 1974 - The Raspberries broke up.
  • 1976 - Status Quo's Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster were arrested in the Vienna Airport.
  • 1976 - Genesis began their first North American Tour without Peter Gabriel.
  • 1980 - Tom T. Hall rejoined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1982 - David Crosby was in an auto accident on the San Diego Highway and, during the investigation, police found cocaine and a pistol in the car.
  • 1992 - Ozzy Osbourne caused over $100,000 in damage to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in California when he invites the first two rows on stage and many more join them.
  • 1996 - Phil Collins announced he was leaving Genesis for his solo career.
  • 1998 - Paul Simon's The Campman closed on Broadway.
  • 2000 - Jimmy Page won a libel case against Ministry magazine after they stated that the guitarist had contributed to the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
  • 2005 - U2 kicked off their Vertigo tour.

Divorces:
  • 1995 - Lyle Lovett & Julia Roberts (separated)

Recorded:
  • 1950 - I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow
  • 1958 - Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
  • 1966 - Green Grass - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
  • 1967 - Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Released:
  • 1956 - In the Still of the Night - Five Satins (on original Standard Label)
  • 1970 - Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Number One - U.S. Singles:
  • 1981 - Rapture - Blondie (2 weeks)

Number One - U.K. Singles:
  • 1963 - Foot Tapper - Shadows (1 week)
  • 1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel (3 weeks)
  • 1981 - This Ole' House - Shakin' Stevens (3 weeks)

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