EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY, MARCH 10
On this day, March 10 in 1955 – Elvis Presley was described as ‘the new singing rage’ by a half page big ad placed by RCA Records in the Billboard magazine.
1958 – Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel released a single called ‘Our Song’, but at the time of release they were called Tom and Jerry.
1962 – With ‘Hey! Baby’, Bruce Channel topped the US singles chart where he stayed for another three weeks.
1964 – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded probably their now-most famous song ‘The Sound of Silence’.
1967 – The Beatles recorded ‘Getting Better’, a song from their eight studio album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Written by Paul McCartney but with small lyrical contributions from John Lennon as well.
1970 – Grand Funk Railroad recorded their single ‘Closer To Home’.
1972 – America‘s self-titled debut album became a certified Gold record.
1977 – A&M Records signed the Sex Pistols but their contract would last only for six days.
1978 – The Buzzcocks released their debut album ‘Another Music in a Different Kitchen’.
1979 – Even though its only a B-side song, Gloria Gaynor managed to top the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart with ‘I Will Survive’.
1979 – James Brown caused some controversy after playing at the country music festival Grand Ole Opry.
1981 – Jimmy Page made his first stage appearance since the breakup of Led Zeppelin when he joined Jeff Beck onstage in London.
1984 – Ian Gillan left Black Sabbath because he thought that he was the worst singer the group ever had.
Ian Gillan with Black Sabbath in 1983
1988 – The younger brother of the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb died at the age of 30 from heart failure. Which was probably caused by his long battle with alcohol and drug addiction.
1996 – At the Juno Awards in Canada, Alanis Morissette won almost every award for which she was eligible to win.
1997 – American blues and R&B singer LaVern Baker died at the age of 67 because of a cardiovascular disease.
2000 – Founding member of the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde lead an animal rights protest in Manhattan for which she was also arrested.
2002 – American jazz organist Shirley Scott died at the age of 67 from heart failure.
2005 – Danny Joe Brown died at the age of 53 due to complications from diabetes. Best known as the lead singer of the southern rock group Molly Hatchet.
2008 – Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Leonard Cohen, John Mellencamp, Madonna, The Dave Clark Five and The Ventures.
2009 – Tickets for Paul McCartney‘s show in Las Vegas sold out only seven seconds after going on sale.
2010 – Pink Floyd won a court case against EMI Records to prevent them from selling the band’s music as single downloads and ringtones on the internet.
2017 – American singer-songwriter, producer and actress Joni Sledge died at the age of 60.
BORN ON THIS DAY, MARCH 10 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1903 – Jazz pianist, cornetist and composer Bix Beiderbecke was born on this day, March 10 in music history.
1940 – Dean Torrence of the rock duo Jan & Dean was born on this day in Los Angeles, California.
1947 – Founding member of the rock band Boston, Tom Sholz was born on this day in Toledo, Ohio. Also the only remaining original member of the Boston based band.
1950 – Scottish drummer Ted McKenna was born on this day, March 10 in Lennoxtown, Scotland. Also known for his work with The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rory Gallagher, Ian Gillian and so on.
1954 – English disco singer Tina Charles was born on this day, March 10 in London, England. In 1976 she had a No.1 hit in the UK with ‘I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)’.
1955 – Soul singer-songwriter Etterlene DeBarge also known as Bunny DeBarge was born on this day in music history.
1962 – Scottish musician, songwriter and record producer Gary Clark was born on this day, March 10 in Dundee, Scotland.
1963 – Famous American record producer Jay ‘Rick’ Rubin was born in Long Beach, New York. He is one of the biggest reasons for the popularization of hip-hop. But has also worked with many rock and metal musicians/groups such as Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty, Audioslave, Metallica, Mick Jagger, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath and many many others.
1963 – Pearl Jam‘s bassist Jeff Ament was born on this day in Havre, Montana.
1964 – Swedish singer-songwriter and DJ Neneh Cherry was born on this day in Stockholm, Sweden.
1966 – Another Pearl Jam member who played with the band in their beginnings, Dave Krusen was born on this day, March 10.
1966 – Singer-songwriter Edie Brickell was born on this day in Dallas, Texas. She is also married to Paul Simon.
1973 – Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist John LeCompt was born on this day, March 10 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
1977 – American singer and record producer Robin Thicke was born this day in music history.
1983 – Singer-songwriter and actress Carrie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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