1st Day of Spring AND National Proposal Day. Coincidence?
MUSICAL BIRTHDAYS OF MARCH 20
– Carl Palmer, Drummer for Asia and Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 63 and still working. He sets sail Monday with Yes, Steve Hackett and many others on the Cruise to the Edge. Learn more at CruiseToTheEdge.com
– Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist for Fabulous Thunderbirds and Double Trouble (backing band for his brother Stevie Ray. He’s 62
– Slim Jim Phantom, Stray Cats drummer, is 52. He also married actress Britt Eckland on this day 1984.
– Guitarist, Adrian Oxaal (James) (48)
ON MARCH 20THâ€¦
In 1964â€¦The Beatles performed on English TV’s Ready Steady Go!,
which achieved its highest rating at the time.
In 1968â€¦Eric Clapton was arrested in Los Angeles along with Neil
Young, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. The quartet was charged
with â€œbeing in a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used.â€
In 1969â€¦John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
In 1990â€¦Gloria Estefan injured her vertebrae in a tour bus crash in
In 1991â€¦Michael Jackson signed a one-billion dollar record and film
deal with Sony Music and Columbia Pictures.
In 1991â€¦Eric Claptonâ€™s four-year-old son Conor died after falling
out of an apartment window. Clapton later paid tribute to his child with
the song â€œTears in Heaven.â€
In 2000â€¦Madonna announced she was pregnant with her second child.
2002â€¦O Brother Whre Art Thou? “I’m at No. 1 on Billboard with my bluegrass friends Ralph Stanley and Alison Krauss.Â
In 2003â€¦The South Carolina House of Representatives passed aÂ resolution urging the Dixie Chicks to make a public apology for
derogatory statements about President Bush, and asked the groupÂ to back it up with a concert for the families of troops serving in the
In 2003â€¦The day America began bombing Iraq, Bruce SpringsteenÂ opened his show in Melbourne, Australia with an acoustic version of
â€œBorn in the U.S.A.â€ followed by a cover of Edwin Starrâ€™s â€œWar (WhatÂ Is It Good For).â€ Later in the show, he dedicated “Land of Hope and
Dreams” to â€œinnocent Iraqi civilians.â€