March 18 – On this day in music

Events in music

  • 1965 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • 1967 Beatles’ “Penny Lane” single goes #1
  • 1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, Calif
  • 1982 Singer Teddy Pendergrass’ spinal cord severed in a car accident

Birthdays in music

  • 1938 Charley Pride, Sledge Miss, country singer
  • 1941 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • 1945 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • 1947 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • 1950 John Hartman, Falls Church Va, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
  • 1953 Jamie West-Oram, rocker (Fixx)
  • 1963 Vanessa L Williams, Millwood NY, Actress, singer and 1st African American Miss America (1983)
  • 1965 Jeff Labar, rocker (Cinderella)
  • 1966 Jerry Cantrell, US rock guitarist (Alice in Chains)
  • 1970 Queen Latifah, American rapper and actress (Khadijah James-Living Single), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1979 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)

Deaths in music

  • 2001 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)

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