EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY, MARCH 7
On this day, March 7 in 1917 – The first ever jazz recording was released for sale in the USA. Its called ‘The Dixie Jass Band One Step’ by Nick LaRocca’s Original Dixieland Jass Band.
1953 – With ‘She Wears Red Feathers’, Guy Mitchell topped the UK singles chart.
1962 – On the BBC radio program called Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go, The Beates made their first ever radio appearance. They also played in front of a teenage audience and wore their famous suits for the first time.
1966 – Liverpool guitarist and vocalist Mike Milward died at the age of 23 because of leukemia.
1966 – Tina Turner recorded ‘River Deep, Mountain High’ while the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson released his first and last solo single called ‘Caroline No’.
1968 – Elvis Presley recorded ‘Wonderful World’, ‘Edge Of Reality’, and ‘A Little Less Conversation’.
1969 – After managing to sell over one million copies, Tommy Roe‘s single ‘Dizzy’ became a certified Gold record.
1970 – With their fifth and final studio album ‘Bridge over Troubled Water‘, Simon & Garfunkel started a ten week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Also the longest run at No.1 in 1970 by any other musician or group.
1971 – Jamaican saxophonist and flutist Harold McNair died because of lung cancer at the age of 39.
1975 – David Bowie released his ninth studio album ‘Young Americans’.
1976 – Elton John became the first rock artist since The Beatles to be immortalized at the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London.
Elton John – Rocket Man
1980 – A biopic movie about Loretta Lynn called ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ started airing in the theaters.
1983 – Stevie Wonder and Neil Sedaka were inducted in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
1983 – English pop rock duo Tears for Fears released their debut album ‘The Hurting’ while New Order released ‘Blue Monday’ – the best selling 12 inch single of all time.
1987 – With their debut album ‘Licensed to Ill’, the Beastie Boys became the first hip hop group to have a No.1 album in the US.
1987 – The Beatles made a comeback on the UK charts after their first five albums were released on CD.
1988 – British musician and steel guitar player Gordon Huntley died because of cancer at the age of 62.
1991 – George Michael voted as the best and sexiest male artist by the readers of the Rolling Stone magazine.
1998 – With ‘Frozen’, Madonna topped the UK singles chart. Also her eight No.1 in the UK.
1999 – Marv Ingram of the male quarter The Four Preps died at the age of 60 on this day, March 7 in music history.
2000 – Country singer-songwriter Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski also known as Pee Wee King died at the age of 86.
2006 – Because of a canceled show in December 2000, Rod Stewart had to pay more than $3 million to Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas.
2009 – American musician Jimmy Boyd died of cancer at the age of 70.
2013 – Founding member of progressive rock band ‘Yes’, Peter Banks died at the age of 65.
BORN ON THIS DAY, MARCH 7 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1923 – American musician Mahlon Clark was born on this day, March 7 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Also known as the clarinetist for Lawrence Welk orchestra from 1962 to 1968.
1943 – English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and record producer Chris White was born in Barnet, England. On March 29, 2019 he’ll become part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Zombies.
1944 – American folk singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandit was born on this day, March 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.
1945 – American singer-songwriter Arthur Lee was born on this day in Memphis, Tennessee. Also famous as the frontman of the Los Angeles rock band Love.
1946 – English poet, songwriter and musician Peter Randall also known as Peter Wolfe or just Wolfman was born on this day, March 7 in New York.
1946 – English musician, songwriter and producer Matthew Fisher was born in Croydon, England.
1952 – Ernie Isley of the American musical ensemble The Isley Brothers was born on this day in music history.
1962 – American singer-songwriter Leslie Wunderman also known as Taylor Dayne by his stage name was born on this day. March 5 in Manhattan, New York.
1967 – American musician and drummer Randy Guss was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan.
1973 – French musician, singer, composer, and record producer S’bastien Izambard was born on this day in Paris, France. Also known as member of the multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo.
1977 – English singer Paul Cattermole was born on this day, March 7 in music history.
1982 – English pop singer Kelli Young was born on this day, March 7 in London, England. Also known as member of the British pop group Liberty X.
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