March 14 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday David!

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 14

1938 Quincy Jones (performer and record producer)
1946 Jim Pons (Turtles)
1948 Walter Parazaider (Chicago)
1952 David Byrne (Talking Heads)
1955 Boon Gould (Level 42)
1983 Taylor Hanson (Hanson)

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Deaths On March 14

1991 Jerome “Doc” Pomus

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Number 1 In The Charts On March 14

1963 Cliff Richard: Summer Holiday UK 45
1981 Roxy Music: Jealous Guy UK 45
1987 Boy George: Everything I Own UK 45
1987 Hot Chocolate: Very Best of Hot Chocolate UK LP
1987 Huey Lewis: Jacob’s Ladder US 45
1992 Madness : Divine Madness : UK LP
1998 Will Smith : Gettin Jiggy With It :US single
1998 Madonna : Ray of Light : UK LP

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Various Music Events On March 14

1958 Crickets hits UK chart with Maybe Baby, while Buddy Holly goes in with Listen to Me.

1959 Fabian voted America’s most promising singer.

1960 Sam Cooke begins the first of three tours of the West Indies.

1964 Billboard reports that Beatle records currently account for 60 per cent of US record sales.

1969 Beatles win gold disc for Yellow Submarine.

1971 Rolling Stones play a farewell concert at the Roundhouse, London, before moving to France to escape UK taxes.

1985 Tina Turner plays Wembley Arena.

1987 Prince enters UK chart with Sign O’the Times

1987 Whitney Houston LP sales climb to 8 million in US

1987 Bruce Springsteen’s live box set goes platinum in US

1987 Janet Jackson’s Let’s Wait Awhile leaps to No. 3, becoming the fifth Top 5 single from LP Control. The only previous artist to achieve this feat was brother Michael, one of whose hits was with a partner (Paul McCartney), and whose Top 5 hits were not consecutive.

1992 Farm Aid Five, hosted by Willie Nelson attracts about 40,000 people in Irving, Texas and features performances by Paul Simon, Neil Young and John Mellencamp

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