12 March

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1949 Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins is born in Swansea, Wales.

1948 Les Holroyd (bassist/vocalist for Barclay James Harvest) is born in England.

1948 James Taylor, singer and songwriter famous for classic hits like "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1946 Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood, California, to Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli.

1943 The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debuts Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man," a stirring anthem with rousing percussion and solemn horns composed in response to the US entrance into World War II.

1941 Brian O'Hara (guitarist/vocalist for The Fourmost) is born in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

1940 Al Jarreau is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1938 Lew DeWitt (of The Statler Brothers) is born in Roanoke, Virginia.

1917 Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, is born Lejzor Shmuel Czyż in Motal, Poland.

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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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