March 22 – Today In Rock Music History

We Miss You Keith!

Keith Relf, Yardbirds, Keith Relf Birthday

Musician’s Born On This Day March 22

1943 Keith Relf (Yardbirds)
1944 Jeremy Clyde (Chad and Jeremy)
1947 Harry Janda (Easybeats)
1947 Patrick Olive (Hot Chocolate)
1948 Andrew Lloyd Webber
1957 Stephanie Mills
1958 Pete Wylie (Wah!)
1962 Richard Ploog (The Church)

Keith Relf, Yardbirds, Keith Relf Birthday

Deaths On March 22

1994 Dan Hartman (Singer/Songwriter/Producer )
1996 Don Murray (Turtles)

Keith Relf, Yardbirds, Keith Relf Birthday

Number 1 In The Charts On March 22

1962 Shadows: Wonderful Land UK 45
1975 Bay City Rollers: Bye Bye Baby UK 45
1975 Tom Jones: 20 Greatest Hits UK LP
1975 Frankie Valli: My Eyes Adored You UK 45
1975 Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti US LP
1980 Johnny Mathis: Tears and Laughter UK LP
1980 Pink Floyd: Another Brick in the Wall US 45
1986 Heart: These Dreams US 45
1997 Puff Daddy (f. Mace) : Cant Nobody Hold Me Down : US single
1997 Spice Girls : Spice : UK LP

Keith Relf, Yardbirds, Keith Relf Birthday

Various Music Events On March 22

1955 DJ Alan Freed joins Coral Records as A&R man

1956 Carl Perkins injured in car crash while driving to New York to promote Blue Suede Shoes on Perry Como’s and Ed Sullivan’s shows. During his hospitalisation, Elvis Presley covers the song and steals the glory.

1956 Alan Freed stages three-day rock-and-roll show in Hartford, Connecticut.

1958 Buddy Holly and the Crickets play Gaumont, Salisbury, UK

1962 Bruce Channels’ Hey Baby hits UK chart. Record features Delbert McLinton on harmonica.

1967 Beatles begin Within You and Without You at Abbey Road.

1970 Electric Circus, New York club, damaged by a bomb.

1974 Ten Years After play their last gig – at the Rainbow Theatre, London

1978 Police sign with A&M

1978 All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle’s Beatle satire) gets its first TV showing.

1989 After 33 years Dick Clark announces he’ll no longer host “American Bandstand.”

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