Sunday, March 1, 2015


  • Roger Daltrey of the Who ("I Can See For Miles") is 71
  • Harry Belafonte ("Banana Boat Song") is 88
  • Jewel Akens ("The Birds And The Bees") dies of complications from back surgery, 2013
  • Johnny Cash marries June Carter, 1968
  • Bob Dylan's wife, Sara files for divorce, 1977
  • Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family files for divorce from her husband, actor Marty Ingalls (she later withdraws the petition), 2002
  • James Taylor appears on the cover of Time magazine, 1971
  • Jim Morrison is arrested for indecent exposure after a Miami Doors Concert (he is pardoned for the action 41 years later), 1969
  • Fans at Ottawa, Ontario's Coliseum riot after waiting an hour for Eric Burdon & the New Animals to perform (the group was gone, however, since they hadn't been paid), 1967
  • Frank Sinatra receives a Legends Award and Aretha Franklin is given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys, 1994
  • The mayor of New Orleans declares it "Elvis Presley Day" in the city as the King films "King Creole" there, 1958
  • Marty Robbins is fired by Nashville's Grand Ole Opry (but re-hired five day later), 1958
  • Buddy Holly begins his only British tour, 1958
  • The TV movie "Elvis And The Beauty Queen" (with Don Johnson as the King) airs on NBC, 1981
  • "The Doors" biographical movie (with Val Kilmer as the Lizard King) premieres in 1991
  • Gerry & the Pacemakers release their first British single, "How Do You Do It", 1963
  • The "Johnny's Greatest Hits" album by Johnny Mathis is released, eventually spending 9 1/2 years on the charts, 1958
  • The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence Records and record "Bye Bye Love", 1957
  • The Four Lads record "Standing On The Corner", 1955