March 9 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Robin!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 9

1933 Lloyd Price (New Orleans)
1942 Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
1945 Robin Trower (Procol Harum)
1948 Jeffrey Osborn (Stay With Me Tonight)
1949 Trevor Burton (Move)
1949 Jimmy Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1958 Martin Fry (ABC)

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 9

1959 Frankie Avalon: Venus US 45
1968 Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding UK LP
1974 Alvin Stardust: Jealous Mind UK 45
1985 Dead or Alive: You Spin Me Round UK 45
1991 Clash: Should I Stay Or Should I Go : UK single
1991 Mariah Carey: Someday : US single
1991 Chris Rea : Auberge : UK LP
1998 Celine Dion : My Heart Will Go On : UK single

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Various Music Events On March 9

1957 Calypso makes its first mark on UK chart with entry of Banana Boat Song by Terriers.

1967 Lovin’ Spoonful’s Darling Be Home Soon hits UK chart.

1972 Allen Klein presents UNICEF with the first cheque from the proceeds of George Harrison’s Concert For Bangladesh $1.2 million. Nearly $9 million more will be held up until 1982, due to legal problems.

1972 Pop and politics mix as Barbra Streisand, Carole King, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Quincy Jones and others give a fund-riasing concert at LA Forum for George McGovern.

1974 Bad Company play their first concert, in Newcastle, UK.

1974 Queen debut on UK singles chart with Seven Seas of Rye.

1974 Doobie Brothers debut on UK chart with Listen to the Music.

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1976 Queen go gold with A Night at the Opera.

1977 Sex Pistols sign short-lived contract with A&M Records outside Buckingham Palace.

1979 Heroes of Rock and Roll documentary first shown on ABC

1997 The Notorious B.I.G. is shot to death after a “Soul Train Awards” party.

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