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Today in Rock: March 11

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1947 and 2004.

On this day in 1947 future keyboardist and lead singer of Vanilla Fudge is born in Bayonne, New Jersey.

On this day in 1950 future singer and conductor Bobby ("Don't Worry, Be Happy") McFerrin is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1962 Bruce Channel’s “Hey Baby” climbs to number one on the charts.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are awarded 3 Grammys for “Michelle", "Eleanor Rigby" and the Revolver platter.

On this day in 1968 future singer-songwriter/actress Lisa Loeb is born in Bethesda, Maryland.

On this day in 1969 The Beatles are in the recording studio mixing "On Our Way Home" (working title of "Two Of Us"); "The Long And Winding Road" and "Lady Madonna".

On this day in 1970 The 5th Dimension gets the Record of the Year Grammy for “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In”. Also on this day Blood, Sweat & Tears scores Album of the Year and Crosby, Stills & Nash win Best New Artist.

On this day in 1972 Paul McCartney and Wings’ song “Give Ireland Back To The Irish”reaches number 23 on the Melody Maker chart. (The same issue also reports that the single has been banned by BBC as being “unsuitable for broadcasting.")

On this day in 1989 Eazy-E's solo debut disc Eazy-Duz-It, released six months earlier, debuts at number 2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

On this day in 1997 Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in England becoming "Sir" Paul McCartney.

On this day in 1998 Stacey Guess, trumpeter for The Squirrel Nut Zippers, dies at the age of 32.

On this day in 2004 Edmund Sylvers, lead singer of The Sylvers, dies at the age of 47.


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