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On This Day In Music 10th March

1923 Jethro (Kenneth burns) born in Conasauga, Tennessee. He was known as Home & Jethro in the duo with Henry Haynes. Jethro died 2nd April, 1999. 
1940 Dean Torrence born in Los Angeles, California. One hlaf of the US duo Jan (Berry) & Dean, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.26, single ‘Surf City’, co written by Beach Boy Brian Wilson). He died on March 26, 2004, after he suffered a seizure eight days before his 63rd birthday.
1945 Pete Nelson (Peter William Lipscomb) born in Uxbridge, London. UK Singer with The Flowerpot Men, (1967 UK No.1 single ‘Let’s Go To San Francisco’). Aslo a singer with White Plains. He died October 2005, Ealing, London.
1947 Tom Scholz born in Toledo, Ohio. Guitarist/Keyboard Player & founding member of Boston, (1977 UK No.23 single ‘More Than A Feeling’, 1986 US No.1 single ‘Amanda’). 
1950 Ted McKenna born in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. UK Drummer with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single ‘Delilah’). 
1955 Bunny Debarge born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. US Singer with the Family Group Debarge, (1983 US No.17 single ‘All This Love’, 1985 UK No.4 single ‘Rhythm Of The Night’). 
1955 Tina Charles (Tina Hoskins) born in Whitechapel, London. English singer. She began with the group 5000 Volts before having solo hits in the mid 70’s. (1976 UK No.1 single ‘I Love to Love, But My Baby Loves to Dance’). 
1956 RCA Records placed a half page ad in Billboard Magazine claiming that Elvis Presley was ‘the new singing rage.’ 
1958 Big Records released ‘Our Song’ by a teenage duo from Queens, New York, Tom and Jerry. The duo will become famous in the ’60s under their real names, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. 
1960 Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (“Uwe”) born in Berlin. German Keyboard player and songwriter with Nena 
1960 UK trade paper Record Retailer published the UK’s first ever EP (extended player) chart and LP chart. No. 1 EP was ‘Expresso Bongo’ by Cliff Richard & The Shadows and No.1 LP ‘The Explosive Freddy Cannon.’ 
1962 Gary Clark, guitar, vocals, Danny Wilson, (1988 UK No.3 single ‘Mary’s Prayer’). 
1962 Bruce Channel started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hey! Baby’, it made No.2 on the UK chart. 
1963 Jeff Ament born in Havre, Montana. Bass Guitarist with Pearl Jam, (1992 UK No.15 single ‘Jeremy’, 1993 US No.1 & UK No.2 album ‘Vs’, 1994 US No.1 & UK No.4 album Vitalogy’ and 1996 US No.1 & UK No.3 album ‘No Code’). 
1964 Neneh Cherry born in Stockholm, Sweden. Englsih Singer/Songwriter, (1988 UK & US No.3 single with ‘Buffalo Stance’ and a 1994 UK No.3 single with ‘7 Seconds’ with Youssou N’dour).
1964 Patrick Kane, Hue and Cry, (1987 UK No.6 single ‘Labour Of Love’). 
1964 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel record ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965. 
1965 Edie Brickell born in Oak Cliff, Texas. US singer, (1989 UK No.31 single with the New Bohemians, ‘What I Am’, also a 1999 hit for Spice Girl Emma Bunton). Edie married Paul Simon in 1992. 
1965 Davie Jones (David Bowie) and the Manish Boys appeared at the Bromel Club, Bromley Hill, England. 
1966 Dave Krusen born inTacoma, Washington. The very first drummer Pearl Jam from 1990-1991 and in 2017.
1967 Susie Q, Cookie Crew, (1988 UK No.5 single ‘Rok Da House’). 
1967 The Monkees held the No.1 position on the US album chart with ‘More Of The Monkees.’ Including ‘I’m A Beliver, I’m Not Your Stepping Stone, She & Mary Mary. 
1971 Timothy Z. Mosley (Timbaland), R&B producer and rapper. With partner Magoo, he is a member of hip-hop duo Timbaland & Magoo. Produced hits for Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Utada Hikaru, Ludacris and The Pussycat Dolls. 
1973 This week’s UK Top 5 singles: No.5, Focus, ‘Sylvia’, No.4, Detroit Emeralds, ‘Feel The Need In Me’, No.3, The Strawbs, ‘Part Of The Union’, No.2, The Faces, ‘Cindy Incidentally’, No.1, Slade, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize.’ 
1973 Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ in the US. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide. 
1973 John Charles LeCompt, guitar, Evanescence, (2003 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘Bring Me To Life’, 2003 UK No.1 & US No.3 album ‘Fallen’). 
1977 At 7am in the morning on a trestle table set up out-side Buckingham Palace, London, The Sex Pistols signed to A&M Records, (the real signing had taken place the day before). The contract lasted for six days. 
1977 Robin Thicke born in Los Angeles, California. American-Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Thicke has written hits for Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Mary J. Blige and scored the 2013 worldwide No.1 hit ‘Blurred Lines’. 
1979 Gloria Gaynor started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Will Survive’, also a No.1 in the UK. The song was originally released as the B-side to a song first recorded by The Righteous Brothers called ‘Substitute.’ 
1982 Jonathan Ansell, singer, G4, (2005 UK No.1 self-titled album). 
1983 Carrie Underwood born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. American country music singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. 
1984 Van Halen held the No.1 position on the US singles chart with ‘Jump’. 
1987 Emeli Sandé, Scottish singer, songwriter. Sandé has three UK No.1 singles with ‘Read All About It’ with Professor Green, ‘Next to Me’ and ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’. 
1988 Younger brother of The Bee Gees Andy Gibb died in hospital. His death from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) followed a long battle with cocaine addiction, which had weakened his heart. 
1989 Doc Green – Baritone Vocalist with the Drifters from 1958 to 1962 died of cancer in New York(Qeens) aged 54. 
1995 Former Stone Roses’ manager Gareth Evans’ £10 million ($17 million) lawsuit with the band was settled out of court over alleged wrongful dismissal for an undisclosed sum. 
1996 Alanis Morissette won Best Album for Jagged Little Pill, Best Female singer, Best Rock Album, Best songwriter and best single at the 25th Juno Awards held in Hamilton, Canada. 
1997 American rhythm and blues singer Lavern Baker died from coronary complications aged 57. Had the 1958 US No.6 single ‘I Cried A Tear.’ 
2000 Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde was arrested for leading an animal rights protest against the clothing firm Gap, who were accused of using leather from cows slaughtered ‘illegally and cruelly’. The protest took place in a store in Manhattan. 
2000 The Daily Mail published pictures of Paul McCartney dancing with a cowgirl on the bar of a New York club. McCartney sang along to ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ through a megaphone and mimicked a strip tease in front of 100 onlookers. 
2001 TV’s ‘Pop Idol’ winner Will Young revealed in an exclusive News Of The World interview that he was gay, saying ‘It’s no big deal, its just part of who I am.’ 
2002 Alanis Morissette went to No.1 on the US album chart and No.2 on the UK chart with ‘Under Rug Swept.’ 
2002 ‘The Essential Barbra Streisand’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart. 
2003 Johnny Cash was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee to undergo treatment for pneumonia. 
2003 During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the comment sparked intense controversy and outrage among Americans, including a large share of country music fans. 
2004 Corey Taylor from Slipknot married his long-time girlfriend, Scarlett.
2005 A survey carried out by Music Choice concluded that ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams was the song Britons would most like played at their funeral. Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ was second and Monty Python’s ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ was voted into third place. 
2005 Michael Jackson arrived in court an hour late dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury. Jackson was attending the Santa Moria court for his child abuse trial. 
2009 Tickets for a one-off gig by Sir Paul McCartney in Las Vegas sold out seven seconds after going on sale. The former Beatle was booked to perform at the opening of the New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on 19 April 2009 in-front of 4,000 fans. Tickets cost $750 each. 
2010 Pink Floyd won a court battle with EMI that prevented the record company from selling single downloads and ringtones on the Internet from the group’s albums. Pink Floyd’s back catalogue was second only in sales to the Beatles. 
2017 American singer–songwriter, actress and producer Joni Sledge died from natural causes age 60. She was best known as a founding member of Sister Sledge, who were best known for their hits ‘We Are Family’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’.

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