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This Month in Music History: March

Posted: 28th February 2011 by Webmaster in This Month in Music History

March 1, 1952: Sun Records first single, “Drivin’ Slow” by Johnny London, is released. The label would later become famous for discovering Elvis Presley.

March 3, 1955: Elvis makes his first ever TV appearance, on Louisiana Hayride.

March 4, 1970: Janis Joplin is fined $200 (plus court costs) for using obscene language onstage in Tampa, FL.

March 5, 1960: Elvis is discharged from the Army, his homecoming captured by news photographers in what would become a huge publicity coup.

March 7, 1976: Elton John becomes the first rock star since The Beatles to be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.

March 19, 1982: Ozzy Ozbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads is killed in a small plane crash outside Orlando, FL when the plane’s pilot buzzes the tour bus and clips the wings on it.

March 21, 1961: The Beatles play their first Cavern Club show.

Happy Birthday:

March 1: Roger Daltry (b. 1944 London, England).
March 2: Jon Bon Jovi (b. John Bongiovi, 1962 Perth Amboy, NJ).
March 2: Lou Reed (b. 1944 New York, NY).
March 10: Timbaland (b.1971)
March 15: Will.i.am (b. L.A., CA 1975)
March 17: Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins b. 1967)
March 20: Chester Bennington (Linkin Park b. 1976)
March 20: Nick Wheeler (All American Rejects b. 1982)
March 25: Elton John (b. Reginald Dwight, 1947 Middlesex, England).
March 26: Steven Tyler (b. Steven Tallarico, 1948 Boston, MA).
March 26: James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins b. 1968)
March 26: Diana Ross (b. 1944 Detroit, MI).
March 27: Mariah Carey (b. Huntington, Long Island 1970)
March 27: Fergie (b. Hacienda Heights, CA 1975)
March 30: Eric Clapton (b. 1945 Surrey, England).

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