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.