March 4 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Billy!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 4

1932 Miriam Makeba (South African singer)
1944 Mary Wilson (Supremes)
1944 Bobby Womack (Cleveland, Ohio)
1946 Red Stripe (Flying Pickets)
1948 Shakin’ Stevens (Mike Barrett)
1948 Chris Squire (Yes)
1950 Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
1963 Jason Newstead (Metallica)
1972 Fergal Lawlor (Cranberries)

Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons Birthday, March 4 Birthday

Deaths On March 4

1954 Noel Gay (Writer of Run Rabbit Run and The Lambeth Walk)
1986 Richard Manuel (Pianist, Band)

Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons Birthday, March 4 Birthday

Number 1 In The Charts On March 4

1967 Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday US 45
1978 Andy Gibb: (Love Is) Thicker than Water US 45
1989 Debbie Gibson Lost in Your Eyes US 45
1996 Take That : How Deep Is Your Love : UK single

Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons Birthday, March 4 Birthday

Various Music Events On March 4

1966 John Lennon quoted in London Evening Standard as saying ‘Beatles are bigger than Jesus’.

1966 Spencer Davis Group release Somebody Help me in UK

1967 while Steve and Muff Winwood announce their departure.

1972 Neil Young‘s Harvest hits US LP chart.

1972 Argent debut on UK chart with Hold Your Head Up

1973 To promote new album Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd being a three-week tour of US in Madison, Wisconsin.

1977 Rolling Stones record LP Love You Live LP in concert at Toronto’s El Macombo Club

1989 With Lost in Your Eyes (her second No. 1), Debbie Gibson becomes the first teenager to write, produce and perform a US No. 1.

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