24 March

Pick a Day

24 MARCH

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1986 "No One Is To Blame" by Howard Jones is released in the US. It goes on to become Jones' biggest-selling single in the US, peaking at #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #4 on the Hot 100.

1984 Toby Keith marries Tricia Lucus. The country star first laid eyes on his future wife at an Oklahoma nightclub in 1981.

1975 Paul McCartney throws a party on the Queen Mary to celebrate the release of the Wings album Venus And Mars. Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell are among the guests; their conversation about painting leads to Dylan's song "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)" and Mitchell's "Paprika Plains."

1975 Lynyrd Skynyrd follow up Second Helping with their third album, Nuthin' Fancy.

1975 Rush are named Most Promising Group at the Juno Awards. They fulfill that promise, winning Group Of The Year in 1978 and 1979.

1974 Chad Butler (drummer for Switchfoot) is born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1973 With Soul Train gaining in popularity, Dick Clark Productions airs a competing show called Soul Unlimited, which lasts just one episode as it caves to pressure from black leaders. Gladys Knight and Rufus Thomas are the guests.

1970 Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) is born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

1970 P.A. Pasemaster Mase (of De La Soul) is born Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. in Brooklyn, New York.

1965 Bobby Darin, Harry Belafonte, and Peter, Paul & Mary take part in a protest against voter discrimination in Montgomery, Alabama.

1965 Freddie & the Dreamers release "Do The Freddie."

1964 Steve "Zetro" Souza (of Exodus) is born in the US.

1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.

1960 Nena is born in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

1958 Perry Como appears on the cover of Newsweek magazine.

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Elvis Presley Enters The Army

1958

Elvis Presley goes to the Memphis Draft Board and enters the United States Army.

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