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Today in Rock: March 1

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1944 and 2000.

On this day in 1944 the future lead singer for The Who, Roger Daltrey, is born.

On this day in 1957 the tuneful twosome The Everly Brothers record their future hit song “Bye Bye Love” and singer-songwriter/guitarist Chuck Berry releases his single "School Days".

On this day in 1958 in what would soon have a huge influence on the British rock scene, Buddy Holly and the Crickets begin their first and only tour of the UK.

On this day in 1965 singer Petula Clark's hit “Downtown” goes gold.

On this day in 1966 The Rolling Stones release the platter Big Hits: (High Tides And Green Grass).

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio recording takes of “A Day In The Life” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.

On this day in 1968 singer-songwriter/guitarist Johnny Cash marries June Carter of the gospel act known as The Carter Family.

On this day in 1970 The Beatles make their final appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” when music videos for their songs "Let It Be" and "Two Of Us" are aired.

On this day in 1975 singer Olivia Newton-John takes Record of the Year for "I Honestly Love You" at the Grammy Awards. Stevie Wonder gets Album of the Year for Fulfillingness' First Finale. Elvis Presley scores one for Best Inspirational Performance for his live version of "How Great Thou Art." Also on this day Bob Dylan's album Blood On The Tracks climbs to number 1.

On this day in 1977 Manfred Mann's Earth Band's “Blinded By The Light” goes gold.

On this day in 1994 Former Black Sabbath lead vocalist Ozzy Osbourne wins Best Metal Performance with Vocal for “I Don't Want to Change the World” from his LP No More Tears.

On this day in 2000 Dennis Danell, guitarist for Social Distortion, dies at age 38.


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