March 15 – Today In Rock Music History

Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead Bass Player, Phil Lesh Birthday, Phil Lesh March 15

Musician’s Born On This Day March 15

1940 Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
1941 Mike Love: (Beach Boys)
1944 Sly Stone (Sly & the Family Stone)
1946 Howard Scott (War)
1947 Ry Cooder (US blues singer/guitarist)
1955 Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
1962 Steve McCoy (Dead or Alive)
1962 Terence Trent D’Arby (If You let Me Stay)

Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead Bass Player, Phil Lesh Birthday, Phil Lesh March 15

Deaths On March 15

1959 Lester Young (jazz saxophonist)

Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead Bass Player, Phil Lesh Birthday, Phil Lesh March 15

Number 1 In The Charts On March 15

1969 Cream: Goodbye UK LP
1969 Tommy Roe: Dizzy US 45
1975 Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti UK LP
1975 Olivia Newton-John: Have You Ever Been Mellow US LP
1980 Fern Kinney: Together We Are Beautiful UK 45
1986 Starship: Sara US 45
1997 U2 : Pop : UK LP

Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead Bass Player, Phil Lesh Birthday, Phil Lesh March 15

Various Music Events On March 15

1956 Colonel Tom Parker becomes Elvis Presley’s manager

1957 Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers arrive in UK for tour

1972 Radio station KHJ in Los Angeles is raided at 7 a.m. Police were called by the station’s fans who thought there must be something amiss as Robert W. Morgan played Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love over and over again from 6 a.m.

Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead Bass Player, Phil Lesh Birthday, Phil Lesh March 15

1978 American Hot Wax (story of a week in the life of DJ Alan Freed) premieres in New York.

1980 Rude Boy film, starring the Clash, premieres in London.

1980 Rush’s Spirit of Radio hits UK chart.

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