30 March

Pick a Day

30 MARCH

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2017 Rosie Hamlin of Rosie & the Originals ("Angel Baby") dies at age 71.

2013 Producer Phil Ramone dies of complications after surgery for an aortic aneurysm at age 79. Ramone produced most of Billy Joel's material. "If I hadn't met Phil when I did, I probably wouldn't have had a career," Joel says.

2011 Buffalo Springfield, which split in 1968, announce a reunion tour with original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The tour lasts seven shows, ending with a performance at Bonnaroo. Another 30 dates are planned, but Young calls it off.

2010 Barenaked Ladies release their ninth studio album, All In Good Time. It's their first album since the departure of co-lead singer Steven Page, who officially left the band in 2009.

2008 Sean Levert (of LeVert) dies at age 39.

2007 Jay-Z sells his clothing company, Rocawear, to Iconix for $204 million.

2006 Britney Spears plays a ditzy TV host on the "Buy, Buy Baby" episode of Will & Grace.

2004 Singer Timi Yuro dies at age 63.

2004 T.I. turns himself in to police after a warrant is issued for his arrest. The rapper is taken into custody for violating the terms of a previous drug arrest in 1997. He is also charged with distributing cocaine, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, and giving authorities a false name. In 2004, T.I. was sentenced to three years in jail for the crimes but was able to convert his sentence to a work release program shortly thereafter.

2003 Duncan Sheik portrays Bobby Darin and sings "Beyond The Sea" on the "Where The Boys Are" episode of NBC's American Dreams.

1994 In Miami, Pink Floyd begin their last world tour, the Division Bell tour.

1992 PJ Harvey, a British alt rock trio consisting of vocalist Polly Jean Harvey, drummer Rob Ellis, and bassist Steve Vaughan, releases its debut album, Dry, a jagged collection of blues-infused punk-rock songs, including the sexually charged "Sheela-Na-Gig."

1987 Prince releases his ninth album, Sign o' the Times.

1986 Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold is born in Seattle, Washington.

1985 Phil Collins scores his second #1 hit as a solo artist: "One More Night."

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Ashanti (Ja) Rules The Chart

2002

Ashanti dominates the American Top 10, with her Ja Rule collaboration "Always On Time" at #4, her Fat Joe duet "What's Luv?" at #5, and her solo track "Foolish" at #9. The #1 song, "Ain't It Funny" by Jennifer Lopez, contains some lyrics written by Ashanti.

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