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March 31 – Today In Rock Music History

March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday Angus!

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Musicians Born On March 31

1934 John D. Loudermilk (Language of Love)
1935 Richard Chamberlain (actor/singer)
1935 Herb Alpert (A & M Label founder)
1947 Al Goodman (Girls)
1948 Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople)
1948 Thiis Van Leer (Focus)
1950 Richard Hughes (Johnny Guitar)
1960 Angus Young (AC/DC)

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 31

1960 Lonnie Donegan: My Old Man’s a Dustman UK 45
1962 Connie Francis: Don’t Break the Heart UK 45
1973 Donny Osmond: Twelfth of Never UK 45
1979 Barbra Streisand: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 UK LP
1984 Kenny Loggins: Footloose UK 45
1990 Snap: The Power UK 45
1990 David Bowie : Changesbowie : UK LP
1997 The Chemical Brothers : Block Rockin’ Beats : UK single

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1954 Gee by Crows, said by many to be first genuine rock-and-roll hit, peaks at No. 6 on US R&B chart

1957 Tour, starring Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, plays its first gig in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1962 Patsy Cline tops American country chart with She’s Got You

1967 Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar on stage for first time at Finsbury Park at start of UK tour with Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humberdinck

1967 Robert Plant releases second pre-Zep solo single, Our Song

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1973 Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon hits UK LP chart

1973 Lou Reed enters USA Top 40 with Walk on the Wild Side

1979 Toto LP takes band on to UK chart for first time

1980 EMI Records report twelve months’ trading loss of £2,800,000.

1995 Selena, the Latin superstar is shot and killed by her former personal assistant and former president of her fan club, who had earlier been dismissed for embezzlement.

1998 Mick Fleetwood produces an all-star tribute album. The LP, “Legacy” features a different artist performing each of the 11 tracks from the classic ‘Rumours’ album. Among the featured artists are Elton John,Shawn Colvin and Jewel.

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March 31 – Today in Beatles History

March 31, 2010

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1962
1st professional performance in the South of England (Stroud), organized by Jack Fallon.

1963
Concert at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester (end of Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour).

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1964
Beatles records are in 9 of the 10 1st positions of the Canadian charts.

‘Meet The Beatles’ has sold 3,650,000 copies.

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Saturday Club': ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby'; ‘I Call Your Name'; ‘I Got A Woman'; ‘You Can’t Do That'; ‘Can’t Buy Me Love'; ‘Sure To Fall (In Love With You)'; ‘Long Tall Sally’.
Only BBC take of ‘I Call Your Name’.

Epstein flies with Gerry and the Pacemakers to Australia, to oversee their arrival for a concert tour.

Shooting of the Beatles performing live at the Scala Theatre, for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.

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1965
Cilla Black flies to New York with Brian.

1966
New York. Epstein and Tatsuji Nagashima arrange the Tokyo concerts, and Brian secures the UK representation of the Japanese company Nagashima directs, Kyodo Kikaku Inc.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Mono mixing: ‘With A Little Help >From My Friends’ (remixes 1-15, from take 11). Recording: ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (remixes 1-7, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

5th performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.

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1969
George and Pattie appear on Esher and Walton Magistrates’ Court, walton-On-Thames, Surrey. Trial for possession of cannabis resin. They plead guilty and are fined 250 pounds each, plus 10 guineas costs.

End of John and Yoko’s bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton. John and Yoko leave the Amsterdam Hilton.
Premiere of a TV documentary produced by John and Yoko, with their attendance, in Vienna: ‘Rape’. They comment the film in a press conference at the Hotel Sacher, Vienna. The film is broadcast by the Austrian National Network Television.

1978
End of 3rd period of LP ‘London Town’ sessions at Abbey Road Studios.

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March 30 – Today In Rock Music History

March 30, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday Eric!

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Musicians Born On March 30

1913 Frankie Laine (I Believe)
1914 John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson (blues singer)
1930 Rolf Harris (Two Little Boys)
1942 Graeme Edge (Moody Blues)
1945 Eric Clapton
1946 Dave Ball (Turtles)
1954 Lene Lovich (Lucky Numbers)
1962 MC Hammer
1968 Celine Dion

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 30

1956 Kay Staff: Rock and Roll Waltz UK 45
1957 Buddy Knox: Party Doll US 45
1963 Chiffons: He’s So Fine US 45
1974 John Denver: Sunshine on my Shoulders US 45
1975 John Denver: John Denver Greatest Hits US LP
1985 Phil Collins: One More Night US 45
1985 Phil Collins: No Jacket Required US LP
1991 Chesney Hawks: The One and Only UK 45
1991 Gloria Estefan : Coming Out Of The Dark : US single
1991 Eurythmics : Greatest Hits : UK LP
1996 Beatles : Anthology 2 : UK LP

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Various Music Events On March 30

1956 HMV Records announce release of Heartbreak Hotel/The King of Western Bop by Elvis Presley, his first UK release. It costs 2/8d (13-1/2p)

1956 John Cash records I Walk the Line

1964 British press report first Mods and Rockers clash in Clacton, England

1967 Pink Floyd debut on UK singles chart with Arnold Layne

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1973 Hommy, the American version of Tommy opens at Carnegie Hall, New York

1974 Steely Dan debut on UK LP chart with Pretzel Logic

1974 Ramones play first show at the Performance Studio with Joey playing drums

1984 Michael Jackson releases The Making of Thriller video

1989 At Bally’s in Las Vegas Gladys Knight performs without The Pips for the first time since grammar school.

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March 30 – Today in Beatles History

March 30, 2010

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1962
Performance at the Cavern, with The Dallas Jazz Band.

1963
Concert at the Guildhall, Portsmouth (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour).

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1964
10.00am-12.00noon. BBC’s ‘From Us To You’ (2nd edition) broadcast (recorded 28 February 1964).

BBC’s television current affairs programme ‘Panorama’ features a profile of Brian, introduced by Richard Dimbledy. Most of his artists pay tribute to him (the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black, Tommy Quickly, Sounds Incorporated, etc.).

Opening of performances at the Empire, Liverpool.

1965
Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: ‘That Means A Lot’ [re-make] (takes 20-24). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender/Vic Gann.

Opening of the night-club Scotch Of St James, at 13 Masons Yard, London.

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1966
‘Rubber Soul’, 17th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
Before the recording session, photographic session for LP ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at Chelsea Manor photographic studios (Studio 4, Chelsea Manor Studios, 1-11 Flood Street, Chelsea, London).
Studio 2. 11.00pm-7.30am. Recording: ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ (overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

4th performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.

1968
‘Lady Madonna’ number 1 in Britain.

A clip of ‘Lady Madonna’ is broadcast on the American TV programme ‘Hollywood Palace Show’.

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1970
Abbey Road, Room 4. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: ‘For You Blue’ (unnumbered stereo remix). Producer: Phil Spector; Engineer: Mike Sheady/Eddie Klein; 2nd Engineer: Roger Ferris.

1982
US release of a Beatles medley by Starsound.

1990
Closure of recording studio at 17 St Annes Court, London, formerly Trident Studios.

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March 29 – Today In Rock Music History

March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Perry!

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Musician’s Born On March 29

1942 Eden Kane (Well I Ask You)
1943 Vangelis (Chariots of Fire)
1943 Chad Allan (Guess Who)
1945 Speedy Keen (Thunderclap Newman)
1947 Bobby Kimball (Toto)
1949 Michael Brecker (Brecker Bros)
1959 Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction)
1967 John Popper (Blues Traveler)

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Deaths On March 29

1980 Mantovani

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 29

1975 Labelle: Lady Marmalade US 45
1986 Cliff Richard and the Young Ones: Living Doll UK 45
1986 Falco: Rock Me Amadeus US 45
1990 Bonnie Raitt : Nick of Time : US LP

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Various Music Events On March 29

1871 Royal Albert Hall opened by Queen Victoria

1967 Beatles begin work on Bad Finger Boogie (later renamed With a Little Help from My Friends) at Abbey Road

1968 Fleetwood Mac release Black Magic Woman in the UK.

1969 Southside Fuzz, four policemen from Chicago, perform their first gig before 2,000 fans. Their aim is to ‘show teens have something in common with the police’

1969 Beach Boys’ 20/20 hits UK LP chart

1973 Dr. Hook finally appear on the cover of Rolling Stone

1975 Hayward and Lodge’s Blue Jays hit LP chart

1980 Dan Fogelberg’s Phoenix enters UK LP chart

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March 29 – Today in Beatles History

March 29, 2010

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1962
Concert at The Odd Spot, with the Mersey Beats.

1963
UK single release: ‘Some Other Guy’, 1st record of the Big Three.

Performance at the Odeon, Lewisham (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour). Two shows.

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1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-5.45am. Recording: ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (unnumbered take, overdub of unnumbered take onto take 11); ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (overdub onto take 9); ‘Bad Finger Boogie’ (working title of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’) (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into take 11, overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of few more animal sounds and overdub of all effects for ‘Good Morning Good Morning’. Overdub of effects for ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’.

3rd performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.

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1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 11th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1970
Ringo appears on the ‘David Frost Show’, singing ‘Sentimental Journey’.

John and Yoko announce they will have a son in October.

1982
UK LP release: ‘Reel Music’.

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March 28 – Today In Rock Music History

March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday John!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 27

1937 Dean Webb (Dillards)
1941 Charlie McCoy (Area Code 615)
1942 Neil Kinnock (vice president of Gene Vincent Fan Club)
1948 John Evan (Jethro Tull)
1955 Reba McEntire
1962 Geo Grimes (Danny Wilson)
1967 James Atkins (EMF)
1969 Salt (Cheryl James)(Salt’n’Pepa)

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Deaths On March 27

1974 Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup (writer of That’s Alright)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 27

1963 Shadows: Foot Tapper UK 45
1970 Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water UK 45
1981 Shakin’ Stevens: This Ole House UK 45
1981 Blondie: Rapture US 45
1987 Mel and Kim : Respectable UK 45
1998 Celine Dion : Let’s Talk About Love : UK LP

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Various Music Events On March 27

1964 Pirate station Radio Caroline begins broadcasting

1979 Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd in Tucson, Arizona

1985 Tears for Fears begin UK tour

1987 Aretha Franklin becomes most successful female chartmaker in US singles history when I Knew You Were Waiting for Me – her duet with George Michael – becomes her seventeenth Top 10 hit, surpassing Connie Francis, who scored hits between 1958 and 1962. (Diana Ross has had 80 Top 10 hits, but only twelve solo)

1987 Janet Jackson, following Lionel Richie and Cyndi Lauper, becomes only the third act to stay in the US Top 40 for a full twelve months.

1991 Phil Collins and George Harrison were among tmany mourners who attended funeral service in England for Eric Clapton’s son Conor.

1995 Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts announce their separation. They had been married for twenty one months.

1996 Phil Collins leaves Genesis

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March 28 – Today In Beatles History

March 28, 2010

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1962
Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Remo Four.

1963
Concert at the ABC, Exeter (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).
Partially recorded for today’s edition of ‘On The Scene’.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC’s ‘On The Scene’ broadcast (recorded 21 March 1963).

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1964
‘With The Beatles’ number 1, 17th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ number 2, 11th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘She Loves You’ number 1, 2nd and last week; 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Please Please Me’ number 4, 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘I Saw Her Standing There’ number 26, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘From Me To You’ number 50, 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Twist And Shout’ number 3, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Roll Over Beethoven’ number 75, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘We Love You Beatles’, by the Carefrees, number 57, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘A Letter To The Beatles’, by the Four Preps, number 86, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ number 27, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ number 78, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘All My Loving’ number 71, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Madame Tussauds’s wax museum announces the Beatles will be the first pop artists included in it.

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1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-4.45am. Recording: ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (overdub onto take 10, tape reduction take 10 into take 11, overdub onto take 11, unnumbered take); ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (overdub onto take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Effects assembly for ‘Good Morning Good Morning’.
Visit at the studio: Peter Blake.

2nd performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.

1970
‘Let It Be’ single, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
‘Live Peace In Toronto’, 12th week in the ranking (Billboard).
‘Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)’, 6th and last week in the ranking (Billboard).

1994
LP release: ‘Backbeat’. Premiere of ‘Backbeat’.

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March 27 – Today In Rock Music History

March 28, 2010

Musician’s Born On March 27

1920 Richard Hayman (writer, Theme from The Threepenny Opera)
1923 Tom Edwards (What Is A Teenage Girl)
1935 Ramsey Lewis (The ‘In’ Crowd)
1950 Tony Banks (Genesis)
1954 Wally Stocker (Babys)
1957 Billie McKenzie (Associates)
1959 Andrew Farris (INXS)
1961 Clark Datchler (Johny Hates Jazz)
1964 Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai)
1970 Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler)
1970 Mariah Carey

Number 1 In The Charts On March 27

1959 Russ Conway Side Saddle UK 45
1965 Supremes: Stop in the Name of Love US 45
1968 Beatles: Lady Madonna UK 45
1976 Brotherhood of Man: Save Your Kisses for Me UK 45
1982 Bucks Fizz: My Camera Never Lies UK 45
1993 Hot Chocolate : Their Greatest Hits : UK LP

Various Music Events On March 27

1964 Beatles have Top 6 singles in Australia

1965 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton in Yardbirds

1968 Grapefruit – the Apple group managed by John Lennon – make their stage debut at the Royal Albert Hall

1973 Jerry Garcia is busted for speeding on the New Jersey turnpike, but the fifteen-dollar speeding ticket turns into $2,000 bail when the police find pot, cocaine and LSD in Garcia’s car. He spends three hours in jail

1979 Toyah plays her first live show at Dingwalls Club in London

1982 Ronnie Laine admitted to hospital in Florida for treatment of multiple sclerosis.

1991 New Kid on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg is arrested in Louisville, Kentucky. He allegedly set fire to a hotel carpet after pouring vodka on it.

1995 Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture with their song from”The Lion King.”, “Can You Feel The Love”

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March 27 – Today in Beatles History

March 28, 2010

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1956
Paul Wickens is born.

1961
The Beatles arrive in Hamburg, for performances in the Top Ten and, later, the Star Club (2nd Hamburg season).

1963
‘Please Please Me’ LP number 9, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the ABC, Northampton (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).

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1964
Beatles records are in the 6 first positions of the Australian ranking.

US single release: ‘Cry For A Shadow’/’Why (Can’t You Love Me Again)’.

1967
A week of Fats Domino performances at the Saville Theatre begins. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Bee Gees. The opening concert is filmed for a US State Department feature.

1968
‘Lady Madonna’ number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

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1969
In London, Ringo confirms they will not play before an audience again.

1970
Abbey Road, Room 4. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: ‘Dig It’ (remix 1); dialogue and miscellaneous pieces (remixes 1-8). Producer: Phil Spector; Engineer: Mike Sheady; 2nd Engineer: Roger Ferris.

UK LP release: ‘Sentimental Journey’.

1979
Marriage of Pattie and Eric Clapton.

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