March 12, 2009
2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome baby girl Corrina Grant Gill at a Nashville hospital.
1999 – Violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin dies in Berlin of complications from bronchitis. He is 82.
1998 – Reggae performer Judge Dread dies of a heart attack while walking offstage after a performance in Canterbury, England, at the age of 52.
1998 – Attorneys for Korn send a cease-and-desist demand to a Michigan assistant principal who suspended a student for wearing a Korn T-shirt to school.
1974 – Harry Nilsson and John Lennon are ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling Tom Smothers’ comedy act.
1971 – The Allman Brothers Band begins recording the classic double LP “Live at the Fillmore East.”
1969 – Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in a small civil ceremony at the Marylebone Registry Office in London.
1969 – Simon & Garfunkel win the record of the year Grammy for “Mrs. Robinson.” Glen Campbell wins album of the year for “By The Time I Get to Phoenix.”
1969 – Graham Coxon of Blur is born in West Germany.
1967 – The Velvet Underground releases its debut album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico.”
1958 – Billie Holiday is sentenced to a year’s probation by a Philadelphia court following her arrest and guilty plea on narcotics possession charges in 1956.
1957 – Marlon Jackson of the Jackson 5 is born in Gary, Ind.
1956 – Steve Harris of Iron Maiden is born in London.
1955 – Jazz musician Charlie Parker dies of pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer at the Stanhope Hotel in New York City. He is 34.
1948 – Singer-songwriter James Taylor is born in Boston.
1946 – Singer-actress Liza Minnelli is born in Hollywood, the first child of singer-actress Judy Garland and her husband, director Vincente Minnelli.
1940 – Singer Al Jarreau is born in Milwaukee.