Musical Birthdays and History for March 21

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile live at the Saenger Theatre

Look for the lovely Brandi Carlile on Jimmy Fallon show tonight, then Memorial Day Weekend on Pensacola Beach with Indigo Girls & Kristy Lee!

Here are the  musical birthdays for March 21…
Rose Stone (singer-keyboardist) is 68
– Member of Sly and the Family Stone
Eddie Money (singer) is 64
– Had many hits like “Take Me Home Tonight”
Roger Hodgson (singer-guitarist) is 63
– Frontman for Supertramp
Conrad Lozano (bassist) is 62
– Bassist for Los Lobos
Russell Thompkins Jr. (singer) is 62
– Singer for the Stylistics
DJ Premier (DJ) is 47
– Member of Gang Starr
MC Maxim (singer) is 46
– Member of Prodigy
Jonas “Joker” Berggren (keyboardist) is 46
– Member of Ace of Base
Andrew Copeland (guitarist) is 45
– Guitarist for Sister Hazel

In 1952…Radio DJ Alan Freed staged the Moondog Coronation Ball, which was billed as the “first ever rock ‘n’ roll stage show”
In 1956…Carl Perkins was injured in a car crash that killed both his manager and his brother, Jay. By the time Perkins got out of the hospital, Elvis Presley had a hit with Perkins’ song “Blue Suede Shoes.”
In 1961…The Beatles played The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England for the first time.
In 1969…John Lennon and Yoko Ono left Paris for Amsterdam, where they staged their first bed-in on their honeymoon.
In 1970…The Faces, with new singer Rod Stewart, released their debut album First Step. Before Stewart joined the group, they were known as The Small Faces.
In 1976…David Bowie and Iggy Pop were busted for suspected marijuana possession in New York, but the charges were later dropped.
In 1980…In England, The Jam entered the singles chart at number one with “Going Underground.” It’s the first time that had happened since Gary Glitter’s “I Love You Love Me Love” in 1973.
In 1983…Pink Floyd released The Final Cut, their last album recorded with Roger Waters.
In 1984…The number-one song in America was Van Halen’s “Jump.”
In 1986…The Pet Shop Boys released Please.
In 1987…ZZ Top wrapped up their Afterburner world tour with a final show in Honolulu.
In 1989…Dick Clark announced that he would no longer host American Bandstand
In 1989…Madonna released her album Like a Prayer.
In 1991…The renowned guitar inventor Leo Fender died.
In 1994…Bruce Springsteen took home a Best Original Song Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia.”

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