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Today in Rock: March 24

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1949 and 2009.

On this day in 1949 Nick Lowe, future singer-songwriter/musician and producer, is born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in the UK.

On this day in 1954 Steve Diggle, future guitarist and vocalist for the Buzzcocks, is born in Manchester, England.

On this day in 1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards play their first paid gig when they appear as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys at a club in Ealing, England.

On this day in 1973 A fan shouting "Leather!" jumps on stage and bites Lou Reed in the @ss during a concert in Buffalo. The fan is ejected and Reed is left with a sore butt.

On this day in 1975 LaBelle's single “Lady Marmalade” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1979 The Bee Gees' tune “Tragedy” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1980 The Beatles release the album Rarities in the US.

On this day in1985 Phil Collins' song “One More Night” hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1986 at the 58th Academy Awards in L.A., Lionel Richie scores the Oscar for Best Original Song for his track "Say You, Say Me" from the film White Nights. The song topped three different Billboard charts but was not included on the motion picture soundtrack. Also on this day Howard Jones’ song "No One Is To Blame" is released in the US.

On this day in 2000 Jack and Meg White of The White Stripes get divorced.

On this day in 2001 "Duane Allman Boulevard" is dedicated in Macon, Georgia, near where he died in a motorcycle crash.

On this day in 2009 Funk Brothers drummer Uriel Jones dies at the age of 74.


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