18 March

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1982 Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes is partially paralyzed following a car accident in Philadelphia, where his Rolls Royce skids off a road and crashes.

1979 Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine is born in Los Angeles.

1978 Cal Jam II takes place at Ontario Motor Speedway outside of Los Angeles. The largest festival of the late '70s, performers include Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Foreigner, Santana and Heart. An estimated 350,000 fans attend; the Los Angeles Times reports that 700 of them were treated for overdoses of Angel Dust.

1977 Devin Lima of LFO is born Harold Lima in Boston, Massachusetts.

1976 The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring David Bowie, premieres in London. The film is based on Walter Tevis' novel of the same name, about an alien who visits Earth in search of water for his planet, which is suffering from a drought. It's Bowie's first major film role.

1974 Stuart Zender (original bass guitarist for Jamiroquai) is born in London, England.

1970 Queen Latifah is born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey.

1967 Steve Winwood announces plans to form Traffic.

1967 The Beatles "Penny Lane" reaches #1 on the US Hot 100. There is a real Penny Lane in Liverpool, but the song is written about the bus station.

1966 Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is born in Tacoma, Washington.

1965 The Standells appear on the "Far Out Munsters" episode of The Munsters.

1965 The Supremes debut "Stop In The Name Of Love" on the BBC special The Sound of Motown, performing the traffic cop choreography that becomes forever associated with the song.

1963 Vanessa Williams is born in Tarrytown, New York. She becomes the first Black woman to win Miss America, but gives up the crown when nude pictures of her are published. It takes several years, but Williams is able to move past the controversy and establish herself as a successful singer and actress.

1963 Jeff LaBar (guitarist for Cinderella) is born in Darby, Pennsylvania.

1962 Irene Cara is born Irene Cara Escalera in The Bronx, New York.

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Neil Young Goes To #1 With "Heart Of Gold"


Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold," with backing vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, goes to #1 in the US.

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