March 31, 2009
1995 – Tejano singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 23.
1987 – Bassist Georg Listing of Tokio Hotel is born in Halle, Germany.
1986 – O’Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers dies of a heart attack in Alpine, N.J., at the age of 48.
1982 – The Doobie Brothers announce they are breaking up.
1975 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Lovin’ You,” Minnie Riperton.
1967 – Jimi Hendrix begins his first British tour at the Astoria in London. He sets fire to his guitar on stage for the first time.
1955 – Angus Young of AC/DC is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1954 – Tony Brock of the Babys is born in Bournemouth, England.
1953 – Sean Hopper of Huey Lewis & the News is born in San Francisco.
1944 – Rod Allen (Rodney Bainbridge) of the Fortunes is born in Leicester, England.
1935 – Trumpeter-composer-record executive Herb Alpert is born in Los Angeles.
1934 – Shirley Jones of the Partridge Family is born in Charleroi, Penn.
1934 – Singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is born in Durham, N.C.
1933 – Singer and bass player Ina Anita Carter of the Carter Sisters is born in Maces Springs, Va.
1928 – Country music singer-songwriter William Orville “Lefty” Frizzell is born in Corsicana, Texas.
1908 – Jazz musician Red Norvo (Kenneth Norville) is born in Beardstown, Ill.