14 March

Pick a Day


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1963 Mike Muir (lead vocalist for Suicidal Tendencies) is born in Venice, California, and raised in Santa Monica.

1963 Gerry Marsden of The Pacemakers sneaks a custom-made guitar purchased in Germany through British customs and is fined sixty pounds.

1963 Gerry & the Pacemakers release the single "How Do You Do It" in the UK.

1960 Sam Cooke begins an unprecedented tour of the West Indies with a concert in Jamaica's Montego Bay.

1955 Popular country star Jimmy Dean interviews Elvis Presley on Dean's Washington, DC television show Town and Country Time. A nervous Elvis answers every question with "yep" and "nope."

1951 Spanish entertainer Charo is born with a much longer moniker: María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza.

1950 Rick Dees is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

1945 Country singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey is born in Dallas, Texas.

1945 Walter Parazaider (of Chicago) is born in Maywood, Illinois.

1943 Jim Pons (bassist for The Turtles, Mothers Of Invention) is born in Santa Monica, California.

1934 Jazz organist Shirley Scott is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1933 Quincy Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1926 Phil Phillips is born Philip Baptiste in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

1912 Les Brown, known for his Band of Renown during the big-band era, is born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania.

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