March 12, 2009

2007 – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years.

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.

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