March

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24th March 1935, Born on this day, Carol Kaye one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, who has played on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years. Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She is credited with […]

24th March 1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with ‘Homeward Bound.’ Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. The […]

23rd March 1956, Elvis Presley released his self titled studio album in mono on RCA Victor. The album spent ten weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first rock and roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts, and the first million-selling album of that genre. […]

“Eliminator”, the eighth studio album by ZZ Top, was released on March 23, 1983, There were 5 singles released from the LP: “Gimme All Your Lovin’”, “Got Me Under Pressure”, “Sharp Dressed Man”, “TV Dinners” and “Legs”. Eliminator is ZZ Top’s most successful release with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States. […]

Van Halen released their second LP “Van Halen II” on March 23, 1979. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the singles “Dance the Night Away” and “Beautiful Girls”. To date, it has sold over five million copies in the United States. Recording of the album took place less than a […]

Happy birthday to Damon Albarn born on 23rd March 1968, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. With Blur he scored the 1994 UK No.1 album Parklife, which spent over 2 years on the UK chart, and the 1995 UK No. 1 ‘Country House’. Albarn along with Jamie Hewlett formed the “virtual band” Gorillaz who had the […]

And so it began, in the UK, on March 22, 1963. The Beatles released their debut LP in the UK titled “Please Please Me”. Their record label Parlophone rush-released the album to capitalise on the success of the singles “Please Please Me” and “Love Me Do”. Of the album’s 14 songs, eight were written by […]

21st March 1991, Leo Fender, the inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars died from Parkinson’s disease. He started mass producing solid body electric guitars in the late 40s and when he sold his guitar company in 1965, sales were in excess of $40 million a year. Read it here

21st March 1976, After a David Bowie concert at the Community War Memorial arena in Rochester, New York, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were involved in a drug bust at their hotel room where the police found 182 grams (a little over 6.4 ounces) of marijuana. The pair spent the rest of the night in […]

21st March 2004, Ozzy Osbourne was named the nation’s favourite ambassador to welcome aliens to planet earth. The 55-year-old singer came top of a poll as the face people want to represent them to alien life. The poll of internet users was carried out following the discovery of signs of water on Mars. Ozzy won […]


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