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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

73 years ago (1945)Rose Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is born.
69 years ago (1949)Eddie Money is born
67 years ago (1951)Conrad Lozano of Los Lobos is born, as is Russel Thompkins, Jr. of The Stylistics..
67 years ago (1951)Roger Hodgson, guitar player with Supertramp, is born.
57 years ago (1961)The Beatles play Liverpool's Cavern Club for the first time.
54 years ago (1964)For the first time in British recording history, all Top Ten singles in the U.K. are by British acts.
51 years ago (1967)Jonas “Joker” Berggren of Ace of Base is born, as is MC Maxim of Prodigy.
50 years ago (1968)Sister Hazel’s Andrew Copeland is born.
48 years ago (1970)The re-formed Faces, with singer Rod Stewart, release their debut LP, First Step.
48 years ago (1970)ABC by the Jackson Five is released. The song is the group's second hit and also their second hit to go to #1. This one stays there for two weeks.
38 years ago (1980)British punk rockers the Jam enter the U.K. singles chart at #1 with Going Underground. It's the first single to enter the singles chart there at the top spot since Gary Glitter's I Love You Love Me Love in 1973.
37 years ago (1981)New wave pop rockers, Blondie, enter the soul LPs chart with Autoamerican, which peaks at #7 in 25 weeks on the chart. It has climbed to #7 on the pop chart. One song off the album, Rapture is one of the first big crossover raps hits. It's goes to #1 for two weeks and another tune The Tide is High makes to the head of the class as well.
31 years ago (1987)ZZ Top plays the last show on their 14 month Afterburner tour in Honolulu.
29 years ago (1989)Madonna's Like A Prayer LP is released.
27 years ago (1991)The man who invented the electric guitar, Leo Fender, dies.
24 years ago (1994)Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar for Best Original Song for Streets Of Philadelphia, a song from the film Philadelphia.
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