Thursday, March 3, 2011

MARCH 3 HAPPENINGS 1921 ~ 1967

1921: Allen Ginsberg beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award) Check him out (and THE UP, Seger,  Commander Cody and a whole lot more!) on 54 minures of Ten For Two on YouTube.

1927: Herman “Little Junior” Parker            

1931: Cab Calloway records
Minnie The Moocher
 This was the first Jazz tune to sell a million copies!                                                                                                                                                                          

"Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem  Check out Jimi's version on YouTube                         
1952: Lloyd Price cuts "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" for Specialty Records in New Orleans. It tops the R&B and Best Seller charts for seven weeks
1956: "Please, Please, Please," James Brown's first single for Syd Nathan's Federal label (a King subsidiary), is released, thereby launching the career of this legendary soul singer.     

1958: “Maybe" the Chantels classic hits #15.      
1965: Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
1966: Buffalo Springfield forms
1967: The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart (vocals) and Ron Wood (bass), make their debut in London. Aynsley Dunbar is on drums but he is soon replaced by Mickey Waller.

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