10 March

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1945 English pop singer Pete Nelson (of The Flower Pot Men) is born in Uxbridge, London.

1940 Dean Torrence (of Jan & Dean) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1937 Benny Goodman brings his swinging Jazz sound to the Paramount Theatre in New York City, where adoring (mostly teenage) fans dance in the aisles. A newspaper report says that kids were "Jitterbugging" to the music, the first time the phrase is used to describe the new dance style.

1934 Mary Bregovy, known for her rendition of "I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore," is killed in a car crash at age 21.

1920 Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (of the country duo Homer & Jethro) is born in Conasauga, Tennessee.

1903 Jazz cornetist and pianist Bix Beiderbecke is born in Davenport, Iowa.

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Marvin Gaye's Estate Wins "Blurred Lines" Case


A jury awards Marvin Gaye's estate (his children Marvin III, Frankie and Nona) $7.3 million, finding that the Robin Thicke song "Blurred Lines" is too similar to Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up."

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