Happy Birthday Ornette!
Musician’s Born On This Day March 19
1930 Ornette Coleman (jazz trumpeter)
1942 Jeff Neighbor (Joy of Living)
1946 Paul Atkinson (Zombies)
1946 Ruth Pointer (Pointer Sisters)
1953 Ricky Wilson (B52s)
1955 Derek Longmuir (Bay City Rollers)
1959 Terry Hall (Colour Field)
1964 Tracy Chapman
Deaths On March 19
1976 Gary Thain (Uriah Heep)
1976 Paul Kossof (Free)
1982 Randy Rhodes
Number 1 In The Charts On March 19
1960 South Pacific UK LP
1964 Billy J. Kramer: Little Children UK 45
1994 Doop : Doop : UK single
1994 Toni Braxton : Toni Braxton : US LP
Various Music Events On March 19
1957 Elvis Presley buys the Memphis mansion Graceland from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore
1958 Cadence label releases Link Wray’s Rumble
1960 South Pacific returns to top of UK LP chart for a further nineteen weeks
1970 Rolling Stone magazine reveals that opening lyrics to John Lennon’s Come Together were written by Chuck Berry for You Can’t Catch Me – ‘Here come old flat top, he come groovin’ up slowly.
1996 “Beatles Anthology II” is released. It features the song “Real Love”, a track the remaining members of the Beatles recorded using an old demo track of John Lennon’s voice.
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