March 31 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Angus!

Angus Young, ACDC Guitar, Angus Young Birthday March 31

Musicians Born On March 31

1934 John D. Loudermilk (Language of Love)
1935 Richard Chamberlain (actor/singer)
1935 Herb Alpert (A & M Label founder)
1947 Al Goodman (Girls)
1948 Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople)
1948 Thiis Van Leer (Focus)
1950 Richard Hughes (Johnny Guitar)
1960 Angus Young (AC/DC)

Angus Young, ACDC Guitar, Angus Young Birthday March 31

Number 1 In The Charts On March 31

1960 Lonnie Donegan: My Old Man’s a Dustman UK 45
1962 Connie Francis: Don’t Break the Heart UK 45
1973 Donny Osmond: Twelfth of Never UK 45
1979 Barbra Streisand: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 UK LP
1984 Kenny Loggins: Footloose UK 45
1990 Snap: The Power UK 45
1990 David Bowie : Changesbowie : UK LP
1997 The Chemical Brothers : Block Rockin’ Beats : UK single

Angus Young, ACDC Guitar, Angus Young Birthday March 31

Number 1 In The Charts On March 31

1954 Gee by Crows, said by many to be first genuine rock-and-roll hit, peaks at No. 6 on US R&B chart

1957 Tour, starring Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, plays its first gig in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1962 Patsy Cline tops American country chart with She’s Got You

1967 Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar on stage for first time at Finsbury Park at start of UK tour with Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humberdinck

1967 Robert Plant releases second pre-Zep solo single, Our Song

Angus Young, ACDC Guitar, Angus Young Birthday March 31

1973 Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon hits UK LP chart

1973 Lou Reed enters USA Top 40 with Walk on the Wild Side

1979 Toto LP takes band on to UK chart for first time

1980 EMI Records report twelve months’ trading loss of £2,800,000.

1995 Selena, the Latin superstar is shot and killed by her former personal assistant and former president of her fan club, who had earlier been dismissed for embezzlement.

1998 Mick Fleetwood produces an all-star tribute album. The LP, “Legacy” features a different artist performing each of the 11 tracks from the classic ‘Rumours’ album. Among the featured artists are Elton John,Shawn Colvin and Jewel.

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