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Births
1918 Country singer Eddy Arnold born in Tennessee.

1932 Baba Oje, Arrested Development, (1992 UK No.2 and US No. 8 single 'People Everyday').

1938 Lenny Welch, US singer, (1963 US No.4 single 'Since I Fell For You').

1944 Ian Amey, (Tich), Dave Dee, Dozey, Beaky, Mick and Tich, (1968 UK No.1 single, 'Legend Of Xanadu').

1937 Trini Lopez born in Dallas, TX.

1947 Born on this day, Graham Goble, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).

1948 Former Roxy Music member and celebrated producer/composer/solo artist, Brian Eno born. (Some sources say 3/15/48). Member of The Winkies, produced U2, Talking Heads, David Bowie, John Cale and released solo albums.

1948 Gary Thain, bass player, Keef Hartley Band, Uriah Heep. Died of a drug overdose 19th March 1976 aged 28.

1951 Dennis Fredericksen, vocals, Toto, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Africa').

1953 Mike Oldfield, UK composer, multi-instrumentalist, 'Tubular Bells' was the first album released on the Virgin record label in 1973 and went on to sell over 10 million copies world-wide. 1976 UK No. 3 single 'Portsmouth' plus 20 other UK Top 40 albums.

1959 Andrew Eldritch, vocals, The Sisters Of Mercy, (1992 UK No.3 single 'Temple Of Love').

1965 Jon Sevink, violin, The Levellers, (1995 UK No.12 single 'Just The One').

1965 Mark Colwill, bass, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersticks').

1966 Pete Wiggs, Saint Etienne, (1993 UK No.12 single 'You're In A Bad Way').

1983 Devin Bronson, guitarist with Avril Lavigne, Kelly Osbourne and Black List Club.


Deaths
1992 Barbara Lee of the Chiffons died.

1999 Rob Gretton manager of Joy Division and New Order died aged 46.

2000 Songwriter Geoff Goddard died aged 62. Wrote 'Johnny Remember Me', and played keyboards on The Tornadoes 1962 No.1 hit 'Telstar'.

2001 Brian Pendleton of The Pretty Things died of cancer aged 57, (1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down').

2003 June Carter Cash, country singer, wife of Johnny Cash died aged 73. Had hits with Johnny Cash, 'Ring Of Fire', 'Jackson', 'If I Were A Carpenter.'


Events
1945 The first album chart was introduced in the US, the albums were a collection of 78rpm singles.

1959 Elvis Presley had his 4th No.1 with 'A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight'

1961 Floyd Cramer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'On The Rebound.' The US singers only UK No.1.

1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played two shows in Berlin, West Germany.

1968 George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival.

1969 John Lennon’s 'Life With The Lions' was released on Apple’s avant-garde imprint Zapple. One side of the album was recorded on a cassette player at London’s Queen Charlotte Hospital during Yoko Ono’s pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage.

1970 "Close to You," the Carpenter’s second album, was released.

1971 Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

1971 Dawn started a 5 week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Knock Three Times'.

1971 Crosby Stills Nash & Young scored their second US No.1 album with '4 Way Street.'

1974 Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) released his first solo album, "Monkey Grip." It was the first solo effort by a member of the Rolling Stones.

1974 Frank Zappa and his wife announced the birth of their third child, a boy named Ahmet Rodan, after the Japanese movie monster that lived of a steady diet of 707 planes.

1976 Sylvers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Boogie Fever'; the group were made up by nine family sisters and brothers.

1976 The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Black And Blue', the group's sixth US No.1 album.

1977 Procol Harum played their last ever concert when they appeared at New York's academy of music.

1981 Former *** Pistol John Lydon's band Public Image Ltd performed a show at New York's Ritz Club posing behind a video screen while the music was played from tapes. They were showered with missiles and eventually booed off stage.

1981 Whitesnake kicked off a 14-date UK tour at Deeside Leisure Centre.

1982 Asia went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album. It spent a total of nine weeks at No.1.

1982 This years Eurovision Song Contest winner German singer Nicole was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Little Peace'. Her only UK Top 40 hit.

1982 Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started a 7 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ebony And Ivory'. The song gave McCartney his 24th US No.1 as a songwriter, also a No.1 in the UK.

1984 Nils Lofgren replaced "Miami" Steve Van Zandt in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1985 Prince released the single "Raspberry Beret."

1985 Bruce Springsteen married Julianne Phillips at Lake Oswego, Oregon.

1987 London The Bible with support band Deacon Blue appearing at King's College.

1991 Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards carved '4 real' into his arm with a razor blade while being interviewed by music paper The NME.

1993 Janet Jackson started a 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'That's The Way Love Goes', her 6th US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.

1993 New Order went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Republic', featuring the singles 'Regret' and 'World (The Price Of Love)'.

1994 Sting and Nancy Wilson received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

1994 Blur scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Parklife’, which went on to spend over two years on the chart.

1995 Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for trying to buy drugs in a motel parking lot in Pasadena, CA.

1997 Oasis became one of the first artists to attempt to exert censorship over the Internet. The group were working with Sony to put an end to unofficial websites carrying lyrics, sound files and photographs of the band.

1998 Sony and Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2000 It was reported that Britney Spears had been crowned the queen of America's fastest growing youth movement, the teenage celibates. Spears told a German magazine that she intended to abstain from *** until her wedding night.

2002 Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay claimed he was assaulted at the premiere of 'Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones' in London. The singer suffered facial injuries after an incident with a photographer after the star-studded event.

2005 Winner of the 2004 X Factor UK TV talent show Steve Brookstein went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Heart & Soul’.

2005 Nine Inch Nails were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'With Teeth', the bands fifth album and second US No.1 album.
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