March 3 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy 90th Birthday Pete! Long may you run!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 3

1919 Pete Seeger
1927 Junior Parker (Herman ‘Little Junior’ Parker)
1928 Don Gibson (Sea of Heartbreak)
1928 Dave Dudley (Six Days on the Road)
1944 Jance Garfat (Dr. Hook)
1953 Robyn Hitchcock
1966 Tone Loc

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Deaths

1979 Mike Patto (Patto)

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 3

1973 Slade: Cum on Feel the Noize UK 45
1973 Elton John: Don’t Shoot Me…. US LP
1979 Bee Gees: Tragedy UK 45
1979 Bee Gees: Spirits Having Flown US LP
1984 Nena: 99 Red Balloons UK 45
1990 Beats International: Dub Be Good to Me UK 45

Various Music Events On March 3

1954 Drifters peak at No. 5 on US R&B chart with Such a Night, the follow up to Money Money.

1956 Elvis Presley hits US chart for first time with Heartbreak Hotel.

1960 Elvis Presley sets foot on Scottish soil on stopover from Germany.

1967 Jeff Beck Group, featuring Ron Wood and Aynsley Dunbar, makes its stage debut in London (at Finsbury Park Astoria).

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1971 South African radio lifts five-year ban on Beatles.

1980 Sothebys auction rock memorabilia, including a napkin signed by Elvis Presley from The Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas.

1988 You Will Know gives Stevie Wonder his nineteenth Black No. 1.

1994 In Italy Kurt Cobain lapses into a coma after taking a combination of valium and champagne.

1995 R.E.M.’s drummer Bill Berry undergoes surgery to halt bleeding from a brain aneurysm.

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