March 8 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Micky!

The Monkees, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davey Jones, Micky Dolenz Birthday

Musician’s Born On This Day March 8

1942 Ralph Ellis (Swinging Blue Jeans)
1945 Mickey Dolenz (Monkees)
1946 Randy Meisner (Eagles)
1947 Andrew Semple (Fortunes)
1947 Michael Allsup (Three Dog Night)
1948 Mel Galley (Whitesnake)
1954 Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz)
1958 Clive Burr (Iron Maiden)
1958 Gary Numan
1960 Peter ‘Ped’ Gill (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1960 Salt (Cheryl James) (Salt n’Pepa)

The Monkees, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davey Jones, Micky Dolenz Birthday

Deaths

1973 Ron ‘Pigpen’ Mckernan (Grateful Dead)
1993 Billy Eckstine

The Monkees, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davey Jones, Micky Dolenz Birthday

Number 1 In The Charts On March 8

1975 Telly Savalas: If UK 45
1975 Olivia Newton-John: Have You Never Been Mellow US 45
1986 Diana Ross Chain Reaction UK 45
1997 Spice Girls : Spice : UK LP

The Monkees, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Davey Jones, Micky Dolenz Birthday

Various Music Events On March 8

1962 Roy Orbison’s Dream Baby hits UK chart.

1962 Beatles perform for the first time on BBC on the 5 p.m. show Teenagers Turn, playing Dream Baby.

1968 Fillmore East opens in New York City.

1969 A one-week experiment to allow sales of budget-price LPs to be considered for full album chart listing sees a flood of cut-price LPs in UK chart, headed by The Four and Only Seekers debuting at No. 1. The rule is immediately changed.

1970 Diana Ross opens an eleven-date cabaret engagement in Framlington, Massachusetts – her first outing as a solo performer.

1971 WPAX Hanoi goes on the air. Abbie Hoffman and many others make tapes in a loft in New York; tapes are then broadcast to US troops. Station opens with Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Banner.

1980 UB40 debut on UK chart with King/Food For Thought.

1982 Elton John begins tour of New Zealand, his first for two years.

1987 At Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena Bob Seger announces the end of “his last tour ever”, only to start touring again soon after.

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