March 22, 2009
2006 – Singer Pio Leiva of the Buena Vista Social Club dies in Havana, Cuba, of a heart attack. He is 88.
2005 – Foghat guitarist Rod Price dies at home in Wilton, N.H., following a heart attack and a fall down a flight of stairs. He is 57.
1996 – Don Murray of the Turtles dies in a Southern California hospital of complications after ulcer surgery at the age of 50.
1994 – Singer-songwriter Dan Hartman dies of a brain tumor in Westport, Conn., at the age of 43.
1993 – Depeche Mode becomes the first alternative British band to go to No. 1. on the Billboard 200 album chart, with “Songs of Faith and Devotion.”
1991 – Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio dies of lymphatic cancer in Rollinsford, N.H., at the age of 56.
1986 – Singer-songwriter Amy Studt is born in London.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “These Dreams,” Heart.
1986 – Singer Mark Dinning dies of a heart attack in Jefferson City, Mo., at the age of 52.
1980 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II),” Van Halen. This is the group’s first, and only, No. 1 single.
1975 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Physical Graffiti,” Led Zeppelin.
1970 – No. 1 Billboard hit: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel.
1948 – Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is born in London.
1948 – Randy Jo Hobbs of the McCoys is born in Winchester, Ind.
1946 – Harry Vanda (Johannes Hendricus Jacob Vandenberg) of the Easybeats is born in The Hague, Netherlands.
1944 – Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy is born in Dorney, England.
1943 – Keith Relf of the Yardbirds is born in London.
1943 – Singer and guitarist George Benson is born in Pittsburgh.