March 12 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Sweet Baby James!

Births On March 12

1940 Al Jarreau (Mornin’)
1942 Brian O’Hara (Fourmost)
1946 Liza Minnelli (Cabaret)
1948 James Taylor (You’ve Got a Friend)
1948 Les Holroyd (Barclay James Harvest)
1957 Marlon Jackson (Jackson Five)
1957 Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)

Deaths On March 12

1955 Charlie Parker (jazz musician)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 12

1960 Explosive Freddie Cannon UK LP
1977 Manhattan Transfer: Chanson d’Amour UK 45
1983 Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart UK 45
1983 U2: War UK LP
1988 Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up US 45
1994 Ace of Base : The Sign : US single

Various Music Events On March 12

1966 First album by Love is released in the US

1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman at Marylebone Registry office.

1971 Power to the People by John Lennon is released

1971 Jethro Tull release Aqualung LP

1974 John Lennon and Harry Nilsson cause a disturbance at LA Troubador Club. Lennon charged with hitting photographer in the eye

1983 Def Leppard’s Pyromania hits UK LP chart

1988 Terrence Trent D’Arby makes his US Top 30 singles chart debut with Wishing Well.

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