Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22

1936: Roger Whittaker (Singer)
1936: Glen Campbell (Country Singer)
1943: Keith Relf (Yardbirds)
1943: George Benson (Jazz Artist)
1944: Jeremy Clyde (Chad and Jeremy)
1947: Patrick Olive (Hot Chocolate)
1948: Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer)
1948: Randy Hobbs (The McCoys)
1955: James House (Country Singer)
1957: Stephanie Mills (Singer)
1963: Susanne Sulley (Singer The Human League)
1968: Mickey Dale (Keyboards for Embrace)
1977: Johnny Otto (Drummer in Limp Bizkit)
1979: Aaron Wright North (Guitarist for Nine Inch Nails)
1980: Shannon Bex (Singer in Danity Kane)
1981: Shawn Mims (Rapper)


1956: While driving to New York for appearances on 'The Perry Como Show' and 'The Ed Sullivan Show', the car that Carl Perkins was traveling in was involved in an accident putting Perkins in hospital for several months. The singer received four broken ribs and a broken shoulder, his brother Jay was killed in the accident.
1958: Hank Williams Jr. makes his stage debut, at the age of eight, singing on stage in Swainsboro, GA.

1962: 19-year-old Barbra Streisand becomes an instant celebrity when she stars in the Broadway play I Can Get It For You Wholesale.

1963:  Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me" in the U.K.

1965:  Bob Dylan's first electric album "Bring it All Back Home" was released.

1967: Elvis Presley begins filming his 25th movie, Clambake, in Los Angeles.

1967: The Who make their US stage debut, performing at the Paramount Theater in New York City.

1971: The Allman Brothers are arrested at a truck stop in Jackson, AL, and charged with possession of marijuana and heroin.

1975: Barry Manilow makes his first US television appearance, performing "Mandy" and "It's A Miracle" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.

1975: Frankie Valli went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Eyes Adored You', his first solo No.1.

1975: Led Zeppelin started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Physical Graffiti', the group's fourth US No.1 album.

1976: While campaigning for US President, Jimmy Carter tells NARM (The National Association of Record Merchandisers) that he listened to Dylan, the Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin while Governor of Georgia.

1977: ABC-TV airs the John Denver special Thank God I'm A Country Boy.

1978: The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash, a Beatles parody special that grew out of sketches on ex-Monty Python member Eric Idle's show Rutland Weekend Television, gets its first US airing on ABC-TV.

1978: The Police signed to A&M Records.

1979: Chaka Khan gives birth to her second child, Damien Milton Patrick Holland.

1980: Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall', started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Also No.1 in the UK.

1991: Dave Guard (The Kingston Trio) dies of cancer at the age of 56.

1992: Polygram Records officially announced that Tears For Fears had split up, Roland Orzabal continued using the name Tears For Fears.

1994: Dan Hartman, singer of the 80’s hit “I Can Dream About You” and member of The Edgar Winter Group and wrote their hit “Free Ride”, dies of a brain tumor resulting from AIDS at the age of 43.

1994: Ted Nugent, always a straight arrow, makes a PSA warning kids of the dangers of abusing inhalants.

1996: Don Murray, drummer for The Turtles, dies after an ulcer surgery.

1997: Paul McCartney's original birth certificate is sold to a private Beatles collector for $84,146.

1997: Marilyn Manson stopped a show in Honolulu, Hawaii, short after falling onstage and severing an artery in his hand.

1997: Puff Daddy featuring Mase started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down', his first US No.1

2000: An audience member falls 90 feet off of an electrical tower at a KISS concert in at California's Oakland Arena.

2004: Ozzy Osbourne was voted the nation's favourite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet Earth. The 55 year old singer topped a Yahoo poll as the face people wanted to represent them to alien life.

2005: Rod Price of Foghat died after falling down a stairway at his home after suffering a heart attack.

2006: Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler's upcoming throat surgery forces the band to cancel their latest tour.

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