March 24 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Holgar!

Holgar Czukay, Can Bass Player, Holgar Czukay Birthday March 24

Musician’s Born On This Day March 24

1937 Billy Stewart (Summertime)
1937 George Felton Hollis (Footstomping Part 1)
1938 Holgar Czukay (Can)
1948 Lee Oscar (War)
1951 Dougie Thomson (Supertramp)
1960 Nena (99 Red Balloons)
1970 Mase (Vincent Lamont Mason Jr) (De La Soul)

Holgar Czukay, Can Bass Player, Holgar Czukay Birthday March 24

Number 1 In The Charts On March 24

1956 Les Baxter: Poor People of Paris US 45
1973 Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies UK LP
1973 O’Jays: Love Train US 45
1984 Lionel Richie: Hello UK 45
1990 Sinead O’Connor :I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got : UK LP
1996 Celine Dion : Because You Loved Me : US single

Holgar Czukay, Can Bass Player, Holgar Czukay Birthday March 24

Various Music Events On March 24

1945 Billboard publish first US LP chart. Nat King Cole is at No. 1 with A Collection of Favourites.

1954 Ray Charles’s third R&B hit, It Should’ve Been Me peaks at No. 7

1955 First UK teen show Teleclub ends its BBC run

1956 Ray Charles’s Drown in My Own Tears US R&B No. 1

1958 Elvis Presley, after a 60-day deferment to make the movie King Creole, reports at 6.35 a.m. to his local Board 86, to become 53310761 in the US army.

1959 Re-formed Drifters release There Goes My Baby, with Ben E. King on lead vocal for first time.

Holgar Czukay, Can Bass Player, Holgar Czukay Birthday March 24

1960 Jim Reeves debuts on UK chart with He’ll Have to Go.

1966 Simon and Garfunkel hit UK chart for first time with Homeward Bound

1972 Puppy Love goes gold for Donny Osmond

1973 During a Lou Reed concert in Buffalo, New York, a crazed fan leaps out beyond the stage guards, screams ‘Leather’ and bites into Reed’s butt.

1973 Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon released in the UK

1991 After repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer, the tour sponsors, The Black Crowes are dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top’s tour.

1992 In the continuing saga of the Milli-Vanilli scandal, a Chicago judge approves cash rebates of up to $3 to anyone proving they bought the group’s music before November 27, 1990 — the date the scandal became public

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