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Today in Rock: March 12

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2012.

On this day in 1948 James Taylor, future singer and songwriter famous for classic hits like "You've Got a Friend" and "Fire and Rain" is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

On this day in 1949 Mike Gibbins, future drummer for Badfinger is born in Wales.

On this day in 1957 future member of The Jackson 5, Marlon Jackson, is born in Gary, Indiana. Also on this day Buddy Holly & The Crickets record “Maybe Baby”.

On this day in 1966 the theme song to the TV series "Batman" reaches its chart peak at number 17.

On this day in 1969 the big Grammy winners are Simon & Garfunkel, who score Record of the Year for “Mrs. Robinson” and Glen Campbell who wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix.

On this day in 1971 The Allman Brothers complete their recording of their Live At The Fillmore East album.

On this day in 1974 ex-Beatle John Lennon and singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson get drunk and disorderly at a Smothers Brothers comedy show at the Troubadour in L.A. They get thrown out and Nilsson quickly gets heat from the media for being a bad influence on Lennon. (Nilsson will later remark: "It ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens.")

On this day in 1981 The Rolling Stones release the album Sucking In The Seventies.

On this day in 2003 as The Rolling Stones prep for their first performance of their tour of China, the government gives the band a list of what they consider provocative songs they are prohibited from playing. This banned list includes the songs “Brown Sugar”, “Honky Tonk Women” and “Let's Spend The Night Together”.

On this day in 2012 Michael Hossack, drummer for The Doobie Brothers, dies at the age of 65.


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