March 19 – Today In Rock Music History

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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