On this day, March 7 In Music History

On this day, March 7 In Music History


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 GoThe 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’.

David Bowie’s Fascist Alter Ego – The Thin White Duke

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.


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.

Featured image by: Hunter Desportes

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