DYR Today, March 1

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“March 1”


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  • Booker T (51)
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  • Russell Wong (53)
  • Tim Daly (60)
  • Catherine Bach (62)
  • Ron Howard (62)
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  • Roger Daltrey (72)
  • Robert Conrad (81)
  • Harry Belafonte (89)


Frank Smith (Born: June 5, 1948 / Died: March 1, 1991)

Johnny Jackson (Born: March 3, 1951 / Died: March 1, 2006)


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1924Alice’s Day at Sea

1973Charlotte’s Web

1975At Long Last Love

1982The Comeback Trail

1985Certain Fury

1985The Purple Rose of Cairo

1985The Sure Thing

1991 –  The Doors

1996Down Periscope

1996Up Close & Personal


1949 – Hank Williams records “Mind Your Own Business,” “Honky Tonk Blues,” “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” and “Lost Highway” at Nashville’s Castle Recording Studio. He records the final version of “Honky Tonk Blues” 33 months later

1957 – The Everly Brothers signed with Cadence Records and recorded “Bye Bye Love” at the RCA Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

1966 – Upset by the band deciding to use Roger McGuinn as lead vocal on all singles, and also suffering from a fear of flying that made touring difficult, guitarist and vocalist Gene Clark announces his departure from the Byrds.

1968 – Elton John released his first single “I’ve Been Loving You” in England.

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1969 – Sly & the Family Stone held on to #1 for a third week with “Everyday People”.

1969 – The White Album by the Beatles registered a ninth week at #1 on the Album chart.

1973 – The Robert Joffrey Dance Company premiered Deuce Coupe Ballet, based on the music of the Beach Boys, at City Center in New York City.

1974 – Queen began their first tour as a headline act in England at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

1975 – Fulfillingness’ First Finale by Stevie Wonder was named Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards show at the Uris Theater in New York City.

1975 – Olivia Newton-John won the prestigious Record of the Year for “I Honestly Love You” at the Grammy Awards.

1975 – Shirley and Company took over at #1 on the R&B chart with “Shame, Shame, Shame”.

1975 – “Poetry Man” by Phoebe Snow was the new #1 on the Adult chart.

1975 – The Eagles were perched at #1 with “Best Of My Love”.

1977 – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s “Blinded By The Light” is certified gold

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1980 – Blondie scored their third career #1 in the U.K. with “Atomic”, which in the United States became one of The Top Unknown/Underrated Songs of the Rock Era*, unfortunately.

1980 – The Whispers reached #1 on the R&B chart with “And the Beat Goes On”.

1980 – Anne Murray’s remake of the Monkees’ classic “I’m A Believer” rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  It was Anne’s eighth career #1 in the genre.

1980 – The Eagles were on fire with their new single, “I Can’t Tell You Why”, which rose from 60 to 32.

1980 – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” from Queen remained at #1, holding off “Yes, I’m Ready” from Teri DeSario and K.C.

1980 – Waylon Jennings reaches the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned “I Ain’t Living Long Like This”

1980 – The Wall by Pink Floyd was #1 on the Album chart for the seventh week but there was a great #2–Damn the Torpedoes from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

1986 – The Bangles were in concert at the Queen Margaret Union at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland.

1986 – Newcomers Mr. Mister achieved a great feat when Welcome to the Real World reached #1 on the Album chart.

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1986 – Mr. Mister hit #1 with “Kyrie”, knocking off Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”.  Heart had the only new song in the Top 10 with their 19th hit and fifth career Top 10–“These Dreams”.

1994 – Aretha Franklin is honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Frank Sinatra is given the annual Living Legends Award at tonight’s Grammys in New York.

1994 – “Passionate Kisses” wins twice during the 36th annual Grammy awards–earning Best Country Song for Lucinda Williams and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for Mary Chapin Carpenter–at New York’s Radio City Music Hall

1995 – Sheryl Crow won the Grammy for Female Pop Vocal Performance (“All I Wanna’ Do”) and also captured the Best New Artist award.  Crow is one of the few recipients of the Best New Artist trophy that actually panned out.

1995 – In what is really an amazing story, Tony Bennett won the Album of the Year for his Unplugged.

1995 – Bruce Springsteen won Song of the Year, Best Rock Song and Best Male Vocal Performance for “Streets Of Philadelphia” at the Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.


1941 – The world’s first commercial FM radio station, Nashville’s W47NV, begins broadcasting.

1941 – Downbeat Magazine reports that Glenn Miller’s recent radio contract with sponsor Chesterfield Cigarettes is worth nearly five thousand dollars per week.

1970 – Clips of the Beatles performing “Let It Be” and “Two Of Us” aired on The Ed Sullivan Show on television, the final time the group appeared on the show that kickstarted their career.

1981 – NBC-TV airs Elvis and the Beauty Queen, the story of his final years and his relationship with girlfriend Linda Thompson, featuring future star Don Johnson as Elvis Presley.

1998 – Bug Juice, a documentary series about a group of kids that attend summer camp, officially premieres on The Disney Channel.



1910 – Legendary actor and novelist David Niven is born James David Graham Niven in London, England.

1940 – A rare instance of Walt Disney’s praise occurs at a “Bambi” screening of two minutes of test animation by Frank Thomas and Milt Kahl.

1941 – Walt Disney’s speech “Our American Culture,” is broadcast during an intermission of the Metropolitan Opera.

1958 – New Orleans mayor DeLesseps “Chep” Morrison, noting Elvis Presley’s arrival in town to begin filming his movie King Creole, officially declares today “Elvis Presley Day” in the city.

1963 – Filming begins in Hollywood for Elvis Presley’s 13th film, Fun In Acapulco.

1973 – Elvis Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, sells all of Elvis’ back catalog recordings to RCA for a lump sum of $5.4 million, forgoing all future royalties, in an apparent attempt to garner the King some quick, much-needed cash.

1977 – Sara Lownds Dylan filed for divorce from Bob Dylan.

1980 – Patti Smith (“Because The Night” from 1978) married Fred “Sonic” Smith, formerly the guitarist for MC5, in Detroit, Michigan.

1989 – Bruce Springsteen’s divorce from Julianne Phillips was official.

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1990 – Janet Jackson set out on her first concert tour at the Miami Arena in Florida.

1994 – At the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.

1994 – Nirvana performed for the final time at The Terminal Eins (3,000 capacity) in Munich, Germany.

1995 – Bill Berry of R.E.M. suffered a brain aneurysm while performing at the Patinoire Auditorium in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1995 – The Lion roars at the 37th Grammy Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium. Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male is awarded to Elton John for his “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”

1996 – The Hilton Head Resort in South Carolina, a Disney Vacation Club resort property, opens. A 5-hour drive from Disney World, the resort is fashioned after a 1940s hunting and fishing lodge.

1999 – At Disney-MGM, a third drop is added to the drop sequence for the Tower of Terror attraction. Also, Doug Live (a stage show) opens replacing Superstar TV.

1999 – Kali River Rapids (Disney’s very first rapid river type attraction) and Maharajah Jungle Trek both open in the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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