March 5 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Eddie!

Musician’s Born On This Day March 5

1939 Tommy Tucker (High-Heeled Sneakers)
1947 Eddie Hodges (I’m Gonna Knock on Your Door)
1948 Eddy Grant
1956 Teena Marie
1958 Andy Gibb (I Just Wanna Be Your Everything)
1962 Craig and Charlie Reid (Proclaimers)


1982 John Belushi (Blues Brothers)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 5

1970 Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water
1983 Michael Jackson: Billie Jean UK 45
1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller UK LP
1983 Michael Jackson: Billie Jean US 45
1994 Mariah Carey : Music Box : US LP

Various Music Events On March 5

1955 Elvis Presley makes his first-ever US TV appearance on Louisiana Hay Ride.

1960 Elvis Presley demobbed from the army at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

1963 Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hankshaw Hawkins killed when their single-engine plane crashes in Tennessee. They were returning from Kansas to Nashville to do a benefit for the widow of DJ Cactus Jack Call, who had been killed in a car crash.

1964 Gene Pitney hits UK chart with Jagger-Richard song That Girl Belongs tto Yesterday.

1965 Parlophone label release I Pity the Fool by Mannish Boys, featuring David Bowie.

1965 Rolling Stones begin tour of UK, supported by the Hollies, Goldie and Gingerbreads.

1973 Mike Jeffrey (Jimi Hendrix’s manager) killed in a plane crash over France.

1975 Rod Stewart and Britt Ekland begin their highly publicized romance after meeting at a party given by Joni Mitchell in Los Angeles.

1979 ABC Records (US) cites declining profits and goes out of business.

1982 Reformed Mamas and the Papas perform for the first time at Princeton University, with two new ‘Mamas’ onstage.

1984 CBS announce that Michael Jackson’s Thriller album has sold 30.9 million copies worldwide.

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