17 March

Pick a Day

17 MARCH

In Music History

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2018 At their St. Patrick's Day concert in Brussels, The Script buy everyone in the audience of 8,000 a drink, setting a Guinness World Record for "world's biggest round."

2017 Popular World War II-era singer Vera Lynn releases Vera Lynn 100 to celebrate her 100th birthday. The album debuts at #3 on the UK chart, making her the oldest living artist to have an album on the tally.

2015 Twenty One Pilots release "Fairly Local."

2012 After getting pelted with cans and other trash at their SXSW performance, Rocky and the rest of A$AP Mob launch into the crowd, punching fans and igniting a brawl.

2011 Ferlin Husky dies of congestive heart failure at age 85.

2009 Belinda Carlisle is the first person eliminated on Season 8 of Dancing With The Stars.

2009 Chicago blues harmonicist Lester "Mad Dog" Davenport dies of prostate cancer at age 77.

2009 Instead of getting boozed up on the streets like most people on St. Patrick's Day, Amy Winehouse gets sloppy at her court hearing in London to face charges that she attacked a fan at a charity event in 2008.

2006 Professor X (founder of the hip-hop group X Clan) dies of complications from spinal meningitis at age 49.

2005 Robert Plant is presented with his lifetime achievement Grammy award at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

2003 Country musician Bill Carlisle dies at age 94.

2003 Cliff – The Musical opens at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. The show, which is based on the life of Cliff Richard, closes three months later.

2001 Seven Pearl Jam bootleg albums from their North American tour debut in the Billboard 200 albums chart, breaking the record for most appearances on the chart in a single week that the band established the previous year, when five bootlegs from their European tour landed on the chart.More

1999 Sinead O'Connor records the first ever single via the Internet in a BBC studio as part of the Tomorrow's World program. The song is a cover of Bob Marley's "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" recorded for the War Child charity.

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Prince Items Up For Auction

2016

Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia puts a collection of his memorabilia up for auction.


Bidding begins at $30,000 for the scorpio diamond necklace Prince wore when he met Prince Charles. Also up for bid: his handwritten lyrics to the song "In Love," a 1959 Gibson guitar used on some of his early recordings, and the ticket-me red outfit he wore on the cover of his 1998 album Newpower Soul.

Garcia married Prince on Valentine's Day 1996, but the marriage ended three years later. They must have had an interesting gift registry, as the auction includes silver-plated champagne flutes engraved with their wedding date and a 40-piece set of Lenox china with Prince's logo.

Starting at $100,000 is Garcia's 2.2-carat diamond engagement ring, along with the five pink, heart-shaped notes Prince wrote that led her to the ring.

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