March 26 – Today In Rock Music History

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith Singer, Steven Tyler Birthday March 26

Musician’s Born On This Day March 26

1917 Rufus Thomas (Stax label singer)
1936 Fred Parris (Five Satins)
1944 Diana Ross (Supremes)
1946 Fred Sheehan (Boston)
1948 Steve Tyler (Aerosmith)
1948 Richard Tandy (ELO)
1950 Teddy Pendergrass
1962 Richard Coles (Communards)
1963 Susanne Sulley (Human League)
1968 James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith Singer, Steven Tyler Birthday March 26

Deaths On March 26

1972 Harold McNair (flute and sax player)
1973 Noel Coward

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith Singer, Steven Tyler Birthday March 26

Number 1 In The Charts On March 26

1969 Marvin Gaye: I Heard it through the Grapevine UK 45
1977 Hall and Oates: Rich Girl US 45
1983 Tears for Fears: The Hurting UK LP
1988 Aswad: Don’t Turn Around UK 45
1988 Morrissey: Viva Hate UK LP
1994 Morrissey : Vauxhall and I : UK LP
1994 Soundgarden : Superunknown : US LP

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith Singer, Steven Tyler Birthday March 26

Various Music Events On March 26

1955 Let Me Go Lover by Dean Martin, Teresa Brewer and Ruby Murray Nos. 5, 6 and 7 in UK chart

1958 Taking a break from Capitol sessions, Eddie Cochran records Summertime Blues

1970 Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary pleads guilty at a Washington district court to taking immoral liberties with a fourteen-year-old girl. The group had just won a Grammy award for best children’s recording

1971 Emerson, Lake and Palmer record Pictures at an Exhibition live at Newcastle City Hall

1975 Ken Russell’s film Tommy premieres in London

1977 Foreigner release debut single Feels Like the First Time in UK

1980 Police play concert in Bombay, India

1988 Man in the Mirror gives Michael Jackson his fourth consecutive Hot 100 No. 1 from his LP Bad, setting a record.

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