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Today in Rock: March 14

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1933 and 2011.

On this day in 1933 future composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones is born in Chicago, Illinois.

On this day in 1941 Xavier Cugat records "Babalu".

On this day in 1943 Jim Pons, future bassist for The Turtles and Mothers Of Invention is born in Santa Monica, California.

On this day in 1958 The Champs' “Tequila” hits number one.

On this day in 1964 : The Beatles' "Twist And Shout" enters the charts

On this day in 1970 Mary Ann Ganser of The Shangri-Las dies at the age of 22. Also on this day, John Lennon's “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1979 Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” hits number one.

On this day in 1989 Debbie Gibson's “Lost in Your Eyes” hits number one.

On this day in 1995 Tupac Shakur’s Me Against the World enters the charts at number one.

On this day in 1998 mere weeks after scoring a Grammy for Best Country Album,Johnny Cash's record company takes out a full page ad in Billboard magazine. It features an old picture of Cash flipping the bird. The accompanying text reads: "American Recordings and Johnny Cash would like to acknowledge the Nashville music establishment and country radio for your support."

On this day in 2005 n New York City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Buddy Guy, The O’Jays, Percy Sledge, U2 and The Pretenders.

On this day in 2011 Long overlooked, Neil Diamond is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Leon Russell. Also on this day electric blues musician Big Jack Johnson dies at the age of 70.


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