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Today in Rock: March 16

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2013.

On this day in 1948 Michael Bruce, future guitarist/pianist/vocalist for the original Alice Cooper band, is born in Arizona.

On this day in 1953 Patti Page's “(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1954 Nancy Wilson, future guitarist and vocalist for Heart, is born in San Francisco, California.

On this day in 1959 Flavor Flav is born William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. He would become a rapper with Public Enemy as well as a reality TV star.

On this day in 1964 advance sales of The Beatles“Can't Buy Me Love”--over 2-million--sets a U.S. record.

On this day in 1965 “The Last Time” becomes The Rolling Stones' third number one hit single in the U.K.

On this day in 1975 T-Bone Walker dies at the age of 64.

On this day in 1979 CBS-TV airs the "Wings Over America" special.

On this day in 1995 Eazy-E releases a statement announcing that he has AIDS, and also that he has fathered 7 children with 6 different women.

On this day in 1996 Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's “One Sweet Day” is the number one song in the US for the 16th and last consecutive week.

On this day in 1999 The RIAA issues its first Diamond Award—signifying sales over 10-million--to The Eagles' platter Their Greatest Hits. Also on this day The Stone Temple Pilots play in impromptu gig at the Viper Room in L.A. It is the first time in two years the group has performed.

On this day in 2008 Ola Brunkert, drummer for ABBA, dies at the age of 62.

On this day in 2013 Bobbie Smith of The Spinners dies at the age of 76.


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