3 March

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1986 Christian singer Stacie Orrico is born in Seattle, Washington.

1981 U2 begin their first major tour of the US with two shows at a Washington, DC, club called The Bayou.

1980 The esteemed auction house Sotheby's holds their first auction of rock memorabilia. Four dollar bills signed by The Beatles are sold for $528.

1978 Whitesnake, formed by Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale after that band splintered, play their first live gig, in Lincoln, England.

1977 Pop singer Ronan Keating (of Boyzone) is born in Swords, Dublin, Ireland.

1973 The live album The Concert for Bangla Desh, taken from the Madison Square Garden benefit concert organized by George Harrison, and featuring Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, wins the Grammy for Album of the Year.

1972 Nilsson's album Nilsson Schmilsson is certified Gold.

1969 John Bigham (guitarist, keyboardist for Fishbone) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1967 The Jeff Beck Group, with an unknown vocalist named Rod Stewart, make their live performance debut, in London.

1966 Rapper Tone-Loc is born Anthony Terrell Smith in Los Angeles, California.

1966 Buffalo Springfield is formed (as "The Herd") by Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay.

1953 Robyn Hitchcock is born in London, England. His father is novelist Raymond Hitchcock.

1950 Rock singer Re Styles (of The Tubes) is born Shirley Marie MacLeod.

1947 Jennifer Warnes is born in Seattle, Washington.

1941 Mike Pender (vocalist for The Searchers) is born in Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

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Madonna And The Burning Crosses


A day after the song debuts in a 2-minute Pepsi commercial, the video for Madonna's "Like A Prayer" hits MTV and causes an uproar.

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