March 18 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 18

1936 Robert Lee Smith (Tams)
1938 Charlie|Pride (country singer)
1939 Kenny Lynch (UK comedian/singer)
1941 Wilson Pickett (In the Midnight Hour)
1947 Barry Wilson (Paramount/Procol Harum)
1950 John Hartman (Doobie Brothers)
1959 Irene Cara
1963 Vanessa Williams
1966 Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
1974 Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 18

1965 Rolling Stones: The Last Time UK 45
1967 Beatles: Penny Lane US 45
1972 Paul Simon: Paul Simon UK LP
1972 Neil Young; Heart of Gold US 45
1995 Annie Lennox : Medusa : UK LP
1995 Bruce Springsteen : Greatest Hits : US LP

Various Music Events On March 18

1959 EMI announces that it has now stopped all production of 78 rpm discs

1965 Rolling Stones earn their ‘Bad Boy’ reputation when the group members are fined £5 each for urinating in front of a public filling station after a concert in Essex.

1968 Steve Miller releases Sittin’ In a Circle, his debut single.

1968 Charlie and Shirley Watts’s daughter Serafina born

1972 Ringo Statrr films Marc Bolan concert at Wembley for Born to Boogie

1973 Wings play benefit concert for drug-counseling agency Release at Hardrock

1978 California Jam 2 draws 250,000 fans to Ontario Motor Speedway near Los Angeles to hear Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Foreigner and others. ABC televise event. Double LP released.

1978 Bee Gees have Top 4 singles in US chart
1 Night Fever
2 Emotion by Samantha Sang
3 Stayin’ Alive
4 (Love Is) Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb

1982 Teddy Pendergrass paralysed in car crash.

1994 In a tragic forerunner of later events, police confiscate 4 guns and 25 boxes of ammo after Kurt Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love calls them, fearing he would commit suicide.

1994 After Bill Wyman confirms that he will no longer tour with The Rolling Stones the band announces Darryl Jones as his replacement on bass.

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