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PostSubject: March 18   17.11.08 22:22

Births
1938 Charley Pride is born in Sledge, Miss.

1941 Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Ala.

1944 John Sebastian is born in New York. He forms the Lovin' Spoonful in 1965 and has a No. 1 hit in 1976 with "Welcome Back," the theme for the ABC-TV series "Welcome Back Kotter."

1947 Procul Harem drummer Barry Wilson born.

1950 John Hartman, The Doobie Brothers, (1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes', 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin').

1951 Bill Frisell is born in Baltimore.

1953 Jammie West-Oram of The Fixx born.

1959 Singer Irene Cara, who had great success as an actor and dancer, born in New York City. She won an Obie Award (Broadway) for "The Me Nobody Knows" (1970) and stared in both the film and TV versions of "Fame."

1963 Vanessa Williams is born in Tarrytown, N.Y.

1966 Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains is born.

1970 Queen Latifah is born in Newark, N.J.

1979 Shola Ama, singer, (1997 UK No.3 single 'You're The One I Love').


Deaths
1982 Samuel George Jr. of the Capitols dies after being stabbed. Age 38.

2001 Mamas and The Papas singer songwriter John Phillips of heart failure aged 65.


Events
1902 Enrico Caruso makes the first star-driven gramophone record.

1957 Bill Haley & the Comets return from an 11-week world tour, having visited Australia and Europe, playing for a half-million fans.

1962 Gary "U.S." Bonds performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1965 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman were arrested for "insulting behavior" in London. The act was urinating on the wall of the Francis Garage.

1967 John Lennon and Yoko Ono buy two islands off the coast of Ireland's County Mayo for ?1,550

1967 The Beatles' "Penny Lane" spends its sole week at No. 1 in the U.S.

1967 Pink Floyd signed to EMI Records in the UK.

1970 Country Joe McDonald is fined $500 for shouting "Fuck" at a concert in Worcester, MA.

1972 Neil Young tops the US charts with ‘Heart of Gold’

1972 Paul Simon scored his first solo No.1 album when his self-titled debut went to the top on the UK charts. Featuring the singles 'Mother And Child Reunion' and 'Me And Julio Down By The School Yard.'

1972 T Rex played the first of two sold out nights at Wembley's Empire Pool; Ringo Starr filmed the shows for the 'Born To Boogie' Apple documentary.

1973 Pink Floyd perform Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety at London's Earls Court.

1973 Paul McCartney and Wings played a benefit gig for the drug charity, Release at The Hard Rock Cafe in England.

1975 The Who's Film ‘Tommy’ premieres in New York.

1976 The Film 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' featuring David Bowie premiered in London.

1977 The Clash's first single, "White Riot" b/w "1977" is released in the UK on a major label, CBS.

1978 California Jam II was held in Ontario, CA. Over 250,000 people were in attendance.

1978 The Bee Gees take over the US singles charts with "Night Fever," "Stayin' Alive," and "How Deep Is Your Love."

1978 Blondie were at No.2 in the UK with their version of Randy & The Rainbows 1963 US hit, 'Denis.'

1981 Tom Waits appearing at London's Victoria Apollo.

1982 Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass is badly injured, suffering wheelchair confining paralysis, in a car accident in Philadelphia.

1982 A Flock Of Seagulls kicked off a 12-date UK tour at Night Moves, Glasgow.

1989 A radio station in California arranged to have all it's Cat Stevens Records destroyed by having a steamroller run over them in protest of the singer's support of Ayatollah Khomeni.

1989 Stock, Aitken and Waterman had three singles in the UK Top 5: Jason Donovan's 'Too Many Broken Hearts', Bananarama's 'Help', and Donna Summer's 'This Time I Know It's For Real.'

1992 Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994 The Rolling Stones announce that bassist Daryl Jones will be the touring replacement for Bill Wyman.

1994 The city of Kenner, LA, name a street after Lloyd Price.

1996 The *** Pistols announced that they were reuniting for a 20th anniversary tour.

1997 Yanni plays the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

1997 Taylor Hawkins replaced William Goldsmith as the drummer for the Foo Fighters.

1997 Joni Mitchell announced that she had reunited with a daughter she had given up for adoption many years earlier.

1998 Michael Jackson and his son went shopping at a toy store in Munich, Germany. Jackson was dressed as an Arab woman.

1999 France's largest music retailer, Fnac, became the first major music retailer in Europe to sell song downloads on its Internet site.

2000 U2 are awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin in a ceremony at which they perform four songs.

2000 Shania Twain's "Come On Over" is certified for sales of 17 million in the U.S., making it the best-selling solo album by a female artist, according to the RIAA.

2002 George Michael's single "Freeek!" was released in Britain.

2002 In Concord, CA, about 1,500 teenagers swarmed a music store to get autographs from the band B2K. The Sun Valley Mall was temporarily shut down due to the unexpectedly large crowd.

2002, The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam and close friend of the Ramones. The ceremony took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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