15 March

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1977 DJ Joseph Hahn (of Linkin Park) is born in Dallas, Texas, but grows up in Glendale, California.

1976 Deep Purple, fronted by David Coverdale, wrap up their UK tour with a show at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, then break up. When they return in 1984, it's with the "Mark II" lineup of the band, which includes lead singer Ian Gillan and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

1976 KISS release their album Destroyer, featuring "Detroit Rock City" and "Beth."

1975 Mick Jagger settles his paternity suit with singer Marsha Hunt out of court.

1975 Olivia Newton-John's album Have You Never Been Mellow hits #1 in the US.

1975 "Black Water," the Doobie Brothers ode to the Mississippi River, hits #1 in America. The Brothers didn't think it had hit potential, so it wasn't released as a single until waves of radio stations started playing it.

1975 will.i.am (of Black Eyed Peas) is born William Adams in Los Angeles.

1973 The Emerson, Lake & Palmer film Pictures At An Exhibition, taken from a 1970 performance at the Lyceum in London, opens in theaters. The album of the same name is taken from a later performance.

1972 Mark Hoppus (bassist, co-lead vocalist of blink-182) is born in Ridgecrest, California.

1972 As a publicity stunt, the Los Angeles radio station KHJ plays Donny Osmond's "Puppy Love" for 90 minutes straight. Concerned listeners call the police, who show up at the station to find no laws - except good taste - are being broken.

1969 Tommy Roe's "Dizzy" hits #1 in the US, where it stays for four weeks. It's a rare pop hit of the era with a string section.

1968 Mark McGrath (frontman for Sugar Ray) is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

1968 Jon Schaffer (guitarist for Iced Earth) is born in Franklin, Indiana.

1966 Sandy Posey records "Born A Woman."

1966 Big winners at the Grammy Awards are Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, who take Record of the Year for "A Taste of Honey." Frank Sinatra wins Album of the Year for September Of My Years, and Tom Jones wins Best New Artist.

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Fats Domino's Pianos Salvaged From Hurricane Katrina


Remnants of Fats Domino's two pianos are discovered and saved by the Louisiana State Museum after attempting to salvage his Ninth Ward home after Hurricane Katrina.

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