March 10, 2009

2008 – John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, the Dave Clark Five and the Ventures are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

2003 – AC/DC, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Righteous Brothers, the Clash and the Police are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

2005 – Singer Danny Joe Brown of Molly Hatchet dies of complications from diabetes at his home in Davie, Florida. He is 53.

2004 – Dave Blood of the Dead Milkmen, commits suicide in North Salem, N.Y. He is 47.

2004 – George Michael announces that “Patience” will be his last commercially released record, saying “this album nearly killed me.”

2002 – Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart failure in Philadelphia. She is 67.

1997 – R&B singer Lavern Baker dies in New York from complications of diabetes at the age of 67.

1988 – Singer Andy Gibb dies of heart disease in Oxford, England, at the age of 30.

1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Sara,” Starship.

1976 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” the Four Seasons.

1975 – Jerry Horton of Papa Roach is born in Dixon, Calif.

1972 – Douglas Ardito of Puddle of Mudd is born in Bedford, Mass.

1966 – Singer-songwriter Edie Brickell is born in Dallas.

1965 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Eight Days a Week,” the Beatles.

1964 – Pop and hip-hop singer Neneh Cherry (Neneh Mariann Karlsson) is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

1963 – Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam is born in Havre, Mont.

1956 – Carl Perkins becomes the first country music artist to make it onto the R&B charts, with “Blue Suede Shoes.”

1954 – Disco singer Tina Charles (Tina Hoskins) is born in London.

1947 – Tom Scholz of Boston is born in Toledo, Ohio.

1944 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Besame Mucho,” Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

1940 – Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean is born in Los Angeles.