March 2018



1944: Roger Daltrey

1957: Muddy Waters’ ‘Got My Mojo Working’ and Chuck Berry’s ‘School Days’ released by Chess Records

1966: Gene Clark announcing departure from The Byrds cites fear of flying.

1974: Chris Difford places ad in a shop window: ‘Lyricist seeks musician for co-writing.’ Glenn Tilbrook answers and later they form Squeeze.

1974: Blood On The Tracks No.1 on the US charts.


1944: Lou Reed

1948: Rory Gallagher (d.June 14, 1995)

1960: Buddy Guy records ‘First Time I Met The Blues’ at Chess Studios in Chicago. The song is released as Chess single 1753.

1963: Graham Bond, keyboard/alto sax player, forms Graham Bond Organisation.

1983: The compact disc launched by Sony.

1991d: Serge Gainsgourg

1999d: Dusty Springfield,59, dies of cancer.

2003d: Hank Ballard, who wrote and originally recorded ‘The Twist’.


1927 Junior Parker (died November 18, 1971).

1966: Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay form Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles.

1966: Rolling Stones enter RCA Hollywood Studios to record tracks for Aftermath.

1967: Debut of new Jeff Beck Group featuring Rod Stewart, Ron Wood and Aynsley Dunbar.

2007: Wilco streams album Sky Blue Sky online and offers ‘What Light’ as free MP3 download. Album is not officially released until May 15.


1932b: Miriam Makeba

1944b: Bobby Womack

1966: John Lennon’s statement that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ appears in London’s Evening Standard.

1977: CBS releases The Clash’s self-titled debut album.

1986d: Richard Manuel, 42, (The Band) hangs himself.


1929b: J.B. Lenoir

1948b: Eddy Grant

1955: Elvis Presley’s TV debut on ‘The Louisiana Hayride’.

1963d: Patsy Cline dies in a plane crash..

1982d: John Belushi,33, dies of drug OD.


1893 – 1981: Walter “Furry” Lewis

1905b: Bob Wills (‘King of Western Swing’).

1925b: John Leslie ‘Wes’ Montgomery

1937b: Doug Dillard (The Dillards)

1944b: David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)


1945: Arthur Lee (Love) [Died August 3, 2006]

1946b: Peter ‘Wolf’ Blankfield (J Geils Band)

1952: Ernie Isley (Isley Brothers)

1966: Tina Turner records vocals for ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.

1987 Beastie Boys become first ever rap act to have a No.1 album in the US with Licensed To Ill.


1933b: Lloyd Price

1945: Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees)

1962: Beatles make their radio debut on BBC singing Roy Orbison’s ‘Dream Baby.’

1973d: Ron ‘Pig-Pen’ McKernan, 26, founding member, keyboards, The Grateful Dead, dies.


1945b: Robin Trower

1999: Wilco releases third album, Summerteeth.

2005: Damien Demspey’s Shots enters the Irish album charts at No.1


1938b: Norman Blake (country guitarist)

1964b: Neneh Cherry

1973: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon released in US.

1989: Robert De Niro movie Jacknife, features appearance from Loudon Wainwright III, opens.


1945b: Harvey Mandel (guitar)

1986d: Sonny Terry, 74.


1896 – 1976: Jesse “Lone Cat” Fuller

1917: Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess. Died October 16, 1969

1942b: Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane) Died January 28, 2016

1948b: James Taylor

1949: Bill Payne, Little Feat

1955d: Charlie Parker, 34, dies in New York.

1971: First of two nights recording The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East, NYC.


1933b: Mike Stoller (songwriting partner of Jerry Leiber)

1939: Neil Sedaka

1959: Greg Norton, Husker Du

1960b: Adam Clayton (U2)

1956: RCA release first Elvis Presley album and EP.

1965: Eric Clapton leaves Yardbirds.

1966: Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to go solo.

1973: Recording in New York of ‘Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels – Live’.

2001: John Hammond releases an acclaimed album of Tom Waits’ songs in Wicked Grin.


1933b: Quincy Jones

1991d: Doc Pomus, 65. (Born Jerome Solon Felder on June 27, 1925)

2005: Buddy Guy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame by Eric Clapton and BB King. Clapton recalls seeing Buddy at London’s Marquee Club in 1965 – inspiring him to form Cream.


1912-82: Sam ‘Lightnin’’ Hopkins (Died January 30, 1982).

1932b: Arif Mardin (Atlantic Records) (Died June 25, 2006)

1940b: Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)

1941b: Mike Love (Beach Boys)

1944b: Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart)

1947b: Ry Cooder

1947b: Hernandez Lugo, ? & The Mysterians, (1966 US No. 1 & UK No.37 single 96 Tears). The song was a UK No.17 hit for The Stranglers in 1990.

1969: Goodbye Cream enters UK LP charts at #1.

1975: Marc Bolan disbands T-Rex.

2004: John Butler Trio album Sunrise Over Sea debuts at No.1 on the Australian ARIA album chart.

2006: Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at MCG features The Church and The Cat Empire.


1942b: Jerry Jeff Walker

1943b: Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu)

1951b: Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel)

1964: Patty Griffin

1970d: Tammie Terrell dies of brain tumour after onstage collapse into Marvin Gaye’s arms.

1981: Release of Paul Kelly’s Talk LP.


1944b: John Sebastian (Lovin’ Spoonful)

1947b: Ian Gomm (ex-Brinsley Schwarz.)

1990d: Ric Grech (bass, Blind Faith)

2004: Ray Davies receives CBE from Queen Elizabeth II for ‘Services To Music.’


1938b: Charlie Pride

1941b: Wilson Pickett (d. Jan 2006)            

1969: Buddy Guy appears at the ‘Supershow’ at Staines TV Studios in UK. Plays on stage with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Roland Kirk, Buddy Miles and Stephen Stills.


1930b: Ornette Coleman (Died June 11, 2015)

1937b: Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry

1957: Elvis Presley buys Graceland, Memphis, for US$102,500.

1976: Paul Kossof (Free) dies of heart failure on flight from LA to New York.

1982: Randy Rhoades, guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne, dies in plane crash.


1951b: Jimmie Vaughan

1957b: Ian Moss

1977: T Rex play last ever gig in Portsmouth, UK.


1902b: Eddie James ‘Son’ House (Died October 19, 1988)

1930b: Otis Spann (Died April 24, 1970)

1940b: Solomon Burke (Died October 10, 2010)

1943b: Vivian Stanshall (Bonzo Dog Band) (Died march 5, 1995)

2006: Prince’s album 3121 featuring Maceo Parker on sax is released.

2006: Black Crowes release their first ever live DVD, Freak ‘n’ Roll Into The Fog: The Black Crowes All Join Hands The Fillmore, San Francisco


1943-76: Keith Relf (Yardbirds) (Died May 14, 1976)

1947b: Harry Vanda (Easybeats, etc)

1993: Buddy Guy and Junior Wells record Last Time Around at Guy’s Legends club.


1953b: Chaka Khan

1934b: Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog. (Died August 21, 2005)

1972: Film of Concert For Bangladesh premieres in New York.


1948b: Lee Oskar (harmonica, War)

1945: Billboard publishes first album chart. Nat King Cole is No.1.

1997d: Harold Melvin.

2007: John Butler Trio’s Grand National debuts on ARIA album chart at No.1


1938b: Hoyt Axton (Died October 26, 1999)

1942b: Aretha Franklin

1947b: Elton John (Reginald Dwight)

1949b: Nick Lowe

1968: 58th and final episode of The Monkees broadcast in US.

1969: John and Yoko start their ‘bed in’ in Amsterdam.


1917b: Rufus Thomas (Died December 15, 2001)

1923b: Sarah Vaughan (April 3, 1990)

1944: Diana Ross

1948: Steve Tyler (Aerosmith)

2006: Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Mcg features Grinspoon, Paul Kelly, Ben Lee, Sarah Blasko and John ‘He’s Our Bro’ So.


1905b: Leroy Carr (blues pianist) d: 1935

1959: Andrew Farriss (INXS)


1941b: Charlie McCoy

1970: Janis Joplin (with Paul Butterfield) records One Night Stand in Hollywood.

1973: Led Zeppelin release Houses of the Holy.

1995: Wilco’s debut album, A.M., released.

2004: Xavier Rudd’s album Solace released and debuts in ARIA top 20.

2005: ‘Sly,’ the first single from The Cat Empire’s second album, Two Shoes, is released.


1949b: Michael Brecker

1967: Jimi Hendrix Experience record ‘Manic Depression’ in London.

2004: Eskimo Joe’s single ‘From The Sea’ (the first off A Song Is A City) enters ARIA Top 40 singles chart.


1914-48: Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Curtis Williamson) (Died June 1, 1948)

1945b: Eric Clapton

1963b: Tracy Chapman

1979b: Norah Jones


1934b: John D Loudermilk (writer of ‘Tobacco Road’) (Died September 21, 2016)

1948b: Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)

1959b: Angus Young (AC/DC)

1958: Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B.Goode’ released.


Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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