12 March

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1971 Paul McCartney wins his lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles and turn their affairs over to a receiver - not Allen Klein, who is managing the other members.

1969 Blur guitarist Graham Coxon is born in Germany to English parents.

1969 Infamous London police officer Det. Sgt. Norman Pilcher, well-known for singling out and busting rock stars, enters George Harrison's house in Esher, Surrey, England and arrests the Beatle and his wife Pattie for possession of marijuana (specifically, cannabis resin).

1969 Elvis Presley's Charro! movie opens in theaters - it's the only Elvis movie where he has a beard. Elvis records the title song for the film, but it flops.

1969 Simon & Garfunkel are among the winners at the Grammy Awards, taking Record of the Year for "Mrs. Robinson." Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

1967 The Velvet Underground releases The Velvet Underground And Nico.

1965 Singer James Darren guest stars on the "Surfin' Fred" episode (the fifth season finale) of ABC-TV's The Flintstones, playing a singer named, naturally, James Darrock.

1965 In the Bahamas, The Beatles wrap up filming on their second movie, Help!.

1961 Elvis Presley records "I'm Coming Home," "Gently," "In Your Arms," "Give Me The Right," "I Feel So Bad," "It's A Sin," "I Want You With Me," "There's Always Me"

1957 Marlon Jackson of The Jackson 5, is born in Gary, Indiana. His twin brother, Brandon, dies less than 24 hours later.

1956 Steve Harris is born in London, England. After giving up dreams of playing pro soccer, he forms Iron Maiden, becoming the group's bass player and a primary songwriter.

1955 Dave Brubeck performs at Carnegie Hall in New York, as Jazz becomes increasingly popular.

1955 Charlie Parker dies at age 34 after years of drug abuse deteriorate his health.

1953 Popular WDIA disc jockey Rufus Thomas signs with an upstart Memphis label called Sun Records in order to release a song called "Bear Cat," an answer record to Big Mama Thornton's hit "Hound Dog."

1949 Bill Payne (keyboardist for Little Feat) is born in Waco, Texas.

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American Acts Drop Off In The UK


For the first time in the history of the UK charts, there are no American acts in the Top 10, as British acts like The Rolling Stones take hold in their home country as well.

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