09/03/2017

Tom Scholz

March 10th 1947, Born on this day, Tom Scholz, guitar, keyboards, Boston, (1977 UK No.23 single 'More Than A Feeling', 1986 US No.1 single 'Amanda').

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The Clash

9th March 1991, 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go' gave The Clash their only UK No.1 single after the track was used for a Levi's TV advertisement. The track was first released in 1982 from their album Combat Rock album.

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Chris Thompson

March 9th 1948, Born on this day, Chris Thompson, vocals, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, (1976 UK No.6 single 'Blinded By The Light', a US No.1 in 1977).

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08/03/2017

The Beatles

March 9th 1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day's Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

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Robin Trower

March 9th 1945, Born on this day, Robin Trower, guitarist, Procol Harum, (1967 UK No.1 single & US No.5 ' 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale'' & three top 20 solo albums).

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The Beach Boys

March 9th 1966, The Beach Boys started recording 'God Only Knows'. It became a UK No.2 single in 1966 and the B-side of 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' in the US.

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Sir George Martin

8th March 2016, English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became known as the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 hits in the US. He also produced many other acts including: Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, The Fourmost, Jeff Beck, Ultravox, Kenny Rogers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Celine Dion. Martin received a Knighthood in 1996.

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The Faces

March 8th 1969, The Small Faces split up after singer Steve Marriott announced he was leaving the band. Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenny Jones linked up withRonnie Wood and Rod Stewart and formed The Faces.    

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07/03/2017

Randy Meisner

March 8th 1946, Born on this day, Randy Meisner, guitarist with US group Poco who later joined The Eagles who had the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California'. He quit The Eagles in 1977.

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Shawn Mullins

March 8th 1968, Born on this day, Shawn Mullins, US male singer, songwriter who had the 1999 UK No.9 single 'Lullaby'.

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Bob Dylan

March 8th 1965, Bob Dylan's single Subterranean Homesick Blues was released in the US. The lead track from his Bringing It All Back Home album, gave Dylan his first top 40 hit. Subterranean Homesick Blues is also noted for its innovative film clip, in what became one of the first 'modern' promotional film clips. The clip was shot in an alley behind the Savoy Hotel in London, the cue cards which Dylan holds were written by Donovan, Allen Ginsberg, and Dylan himself.

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Gary Numan

March 8th 1958, Born on this day, Gary Numan, singer with Tubeway Army who had the 1979 UK No.1 single 'Are Friends Electric'. As a solo artist had the 1979 UK No.1 & 1980 US No.9 single 'Cars' plus 18 other UK Top 40 singles.   

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