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Today in Rock: March 5

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1938 and 2004.

On this day in 1938 future American singer-songwriter Paul ("Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)") Evans is born in New York.

On this day in 1948 future Guyanese British musician/songwriter Eddie (“Electric Avenue”) Grant is born.

On this day in 1958 future pop singer Andy Gibb is born in England.

On this day in 1959 singer Bobby Darin records “Dream Lover”.

On this day in 1963 country crooner Patsy Cline dies at the age of 30. Also on this day, The Beatles record first takes of “From Me To You” and “Thank You Girl”.

On this day in 1965 The Yardbirds release “For Your Love”.

On this day in 1971 Badfinger open their first tour as headliners with a gig in Toledo, Ohio.

On this day in 1975 Olivia Newton-John’s “Have You Never Been Mellow” is the Number 1 Billboard Pop Hit.

On this day in 1982 Actor and member of The Blues Brothers' John Belushi dies at the age of 33.

On this day in 1983 Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” hits number one on the Billboard charts.

On this day in 1985 REO Speedwagon’s “Can't Fight This Feeling” hits number one on the Billboard charts.

On this day in 1994 Grace Slick, lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, is arrested at her home in Tiburon, California for pointing a loaded weapon at police officers who were responding to reports of a domestic dispute.

On this day in 1995 Viv Stanshall, singer-songwriter/musician for The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band dies at the age of 51.

On this day in 2002 MTV premieres the new reality television show, “The Osbournes”. The show focuses on the home life of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family.

On this day in 2004 John McGeoch, guitarist for Magazine, PiL and Siouxsie & the Banshees, dies at the age of 48.


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