Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers received $7,500 to perform at a carnival in Panama.
Glen Campbell’s 2nd Top 5 hit in four months “Galveston” charted reaching #4.
“Runaway Child, Runnin’ Wild” The Temptations #2 1969
“Best Of My Love” The Eagles #1 1975
Jim Ed Brown (The Browns) 1938
John Carroll (Starland Vocal Band) 1957
Legendary Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles closed its doors. Recording home of Phil Spector and most of his classic hits, the studio was demolished to make way for a mini-mall featuring a Del Taco stand.
“Walk Like A Man” The Four Seasons #1 1963
The Rock & Roll National Anthem “Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay” by Danny & The Juniors charted eventually reaching #19.
Buffalo Springfield was formed by Stephen Stills shortly after the guitarist, driving on Sunset Blvd, in Los Angeles, saw an old Canadian friend Neil Young driving in the opposite direction at the wheel of a hearse.
“Get Job” The Silhouettes #1 1958
“Duke Of Earl” Gene Chandler & The Dukay’s #1 1962
The Four Seasons 33rd hit 45 “Beggin’” charted en rout to #16.
John Lennon was quoted in the London Evening Standard newspaper “The Beatles are probably bigger than Jesus right now”.
“Go Where You Wanna Go” The 5th Dimension #16 1967
“Ruby Tuesday” The Rolling Stones #1 1967
The Supremes “Let Yourself Go” became their last of 43 R&B cart singles (#83).
“California Dreamin” The Mama’s & The Papa’s #5 1966
Bobby Womack (The Valentinos) 1944
The “Ben E. King” Drifters first recording session included “There Goes My Baby” (#2 Pop, #1 R&B) the first R&B hit to use strings.
John Lennon’s American visa was revoked.
“Pony Time” Chubby Checker & The Dreamlovers #1 1961
“One Bad Apple” The Osmonds
Mary Wilson (The Supremes) 1944
The Tune Weavers standard “Happy Happy Birthday: Baby” was recorded in a Boston studio.
During a Rolling Stones performance at The Palace Theatre, Manchester England, a girl fell from the balcony.
“Talkin’ Bout My Baby” The Impressions #25 1964
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” The Beatles #1 1964
The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine” charted becoming the groups first #1.
Britain’s New Musical Express predicted that teen idol Tommy Sands would soon eclipse the success of Elvis Presley.
“This Magic Moment” Jay & The Americans #6 1969
“Everyday People” Sly & The Family Stone #1
Fats Domino charted with “I’m Walkin’” and reached #4. The “Fat Man” went on to have 66 Pop hits in 13 years.
“Venus” Frankie Avalon #1
The Crowns (formerly The Five Crowns) single “Kiss and Make Up” was released. Within months its local success landed the group on the Apollo stage where Drifters manager George Treadwell appointed them the new Drifters.
The Sex Pistols signed with A&M Records in London. The Ceremony was held in from of Buckingham Palace to the Queen’s horror.
“Devil Or Angel” The Clovers #7 R&B 1956
“Killing Me Softly With His Song” Roberta Flack #1 1973
Dexter Tisby (The Penguins) 1935
Bunny DeBarge (DeBarge) 1955
Seeburg introduced the first Jukebox. The machine became synonymous with vocal group recordings of the fifties.
Dick James, The Beatles publisher, announced that the Lennon-McCartney song “Yesterday” was the most recorded song to date having had 446 different “cover” recordings.
“Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” The Marvelettes #14 1967
“Without You” Nilsson #1 1972
Fred Johnson (The Marcels) 1942
The Drifters “Memories Are Made Of These” was reviewed as an “Exciting revival of the Dean Martin goldie with top Drifters vocals backed by Mariachi brass…..” but it only reached #48 and was their next to last of 36 top 100 hits.
“Lightnin’ Strikes” Lou Christie and The Angels #8 1966
Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) 1957
The Concords recorded “Should I Cry”.
Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds for John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
“Stop! In The Name Of Love” The Supremes #3 1965
“Ballad Of The Green Berets” Sgt. Barry Sadler #1 1966
Neil Sedaka (The Tokens) 1939
Dan Bennie (The Reflections) 1940
Donald York (Sha Na Na) 1949
The Diamonds cover of The Willows “Church Bells May Ring” came out and beat the original #14 to #62 on the Pop charts.
Merle Haggard was granted a full pardon by Governor Ronald Regan 12 years after Haggard was released from San Quentin Penitentiary after serving three years.
“Give Me Just A Little More Time” The Chairman of The Board #6 1970
“Jacobs Ladder” Huey Lewis & The News #1 1987
Phil Phillips (The Twilights) 1931
The Chords recorded the soon-to-be standard “Sha-Boom which became the first Pop Top 10 hit (#5 Pop, #2 R&B) by a Rock & Roll group.
Former dog catcher and carnival huckster Tom Parker signed a youthful Elvis Presley to a management contract.
“Lady Marmalade” LaBelle #3 1975
“Dizzy” Tommy Roe #1 1969
Mike Love (The Beach Boys) 1941
Tammi Terrell, who had 10 chart hit duets with Marvin Gaye, died of a brain tumor on stage in Marvin’s arms. She was only 23.
“Dock Of The Bay” Otis Redding #1 1968
The Coasters recorded “Yakety Yak” (#1 Pop & R&B) and their great arrangement of “Zing, Went The Strings Of My Heart”.
The film about Rock & Roll disc jockey Alan Freed, “American Hot Wax” debuted.
“Duke Of Earl” Gene Chandler & The Dukays #1 R&B 1962
“Tequila” The Champs #1 1958
Clarence Collins (The Imperials) 1941
Mama’s & Papa’s leader John Phillips died. The group was hired to sing behind Barry McGuire on John’s “California Dreamin”. Producer Lou Adler was so impressed with their harmony he put their background an dlead vocals down instead. At his death Phillips was tracking an album he began with The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger 25 years earlier.
Bill Haley & The comets returned to America after performing before half a million people on a world tour.
“Night Fever” The Bee Gees #1 1978
“Penny Lane” The Beatles #1 1967
Robert Lee Smith (The Tams) 1936
Wilson Pickett (The Falcons) 1941
The Flamingos “Boogaloo Party” charted (#93 Pop). It was their only single from 61 releases to hit in England (#26).
“Earth Angel” The Crew Cuts #5 1955
Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) 1946
Walter Jackson (Velvetones on Deb) 1938
The Carols, a Ravens styled quartet on Columbia, recorded their first single “Please Believe Me”.
In 1954 Carols bass lead and adoring Ravens fan Tommy Evans became The Ravens new bass.
John Lennon married art exhibitionist Yoko Ono Cox in Gibraltar at the British Embassy.
“Hurt So Bad” Little Anthony & The Imperials #12 1965
“Surrender” Elvis Presley #1 1961
Cleveland D.J. Alan Freed held his 1st Rock & Roll stage show at a theater capable of holding 10,000 occupants. When 30,000 teens showed up the show was canceled by local officials.
“Fun, Fun, Fun” The Beach Boys #5 1964
“She Loves You” The Beatles #31 1964
Birthday: : Russell Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics) 1951
The Beatles played at the Cavern with Pete Best on drums.
Earl Beal, co-founder and baritone of The Silhouettes, died. He and lead singer Billy Horton formed the Philadelphia group in a pool hall in 1955. Beal suggested naming the group after The Rays hit. They had only one chart record but it was a classic “Get A Job” (#1 R&B and Pop). Beal was 76.
Carl Perkins was severely injured in a car crash in Wilmington, Delaware while he was enroute to New York to perform on Perry Como’s T.V. show.
“Wheel Of Fortune” The Cardinals #6 R&B 1952
“Another Brick In The Wall” Pink Floyd #31 1980
George Benson (The Altairs) 1943
Janet Jackson, the youngest member of the Jackson family, signed a $16 million contract with Virgin Records.
“Our Day Will Come” Ruby & The Romantics #1 1963
The El Capris “Shimmy Shimmy (Ko Ko Wop) was released. Four yeas later it became a hit for Little Anthony & The Imperials as “Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop).
Elvis Presley enlisted in the Army and went from an estimated #10,000 a month to $78 a month.
“Let Me In” The Sensations #4 1962
“Hey Baby” Bruce Channel #1 1962
Billy Stewart (The Rainbows) 1937
19 years after dying in a plane crash Buddy Holly had his first and only British #1 album with “20 Golden Greats”.
“Happy Together” The Turtles #1 1967
The Coasters recorded “Along Came Jones” (#9 Pop, #14 R&B).
“Hearts Of Stone” The Fontane Sisters #3 1955
Fred Parris (The Five Satins) 1936
Diana Ross (The Supremes) 1944
Teddy Pendergrass (The Blue Notes) 1950
The Spaniels “Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight” and The Tempo Toppers “Always” were issued.
The Tempo Toppers lead was a newcomer named Little Richard.
March 27, 1954
The Five Keys collectors classic “Someday Sweetheart” was released. An original 45 today is valued at about $1,000.
“December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)” The Four Seasons #1 1976
Brenda Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) 1941
The Five Satins legendary love song “In The Still Of The Night” was released on its original label, Standord. It was reissued soon after on the larger Ember label reaching #24 Pop, #3 R&B.
March 28, 1979
Eric Clapton married Patti Boyd in Tucson, Arizona during the first leg of a 47 city U.S. tour. Patti was the former Mrs. George Harrison.
“Stay” The Four Seasons #18 1964
“Rapture” Blondie #1 1981
The Ravens recorded “You Foolish Thing” for Columbia.
12 days after Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show hit “The Cover Of Rolling Stone” peaked at #6 (March 17th) he group literally wound up on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
“Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine” The 5th Dimension 1969 #4
“Rock Me Amadeus” Falco #1 1986
Danny Conn (The Playmates) 1930
The Beatles session at Michael Coopers studio in Chelsea resulted in the historic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” L.P. cover.
“Party Doll” Buddy Knox #1 1957
MGM changed the name of its Orbit subsidiary to Cub after learning HiFi Records already had an Orbit label. The first act affected was The Velours and their new single “Remember”.
The Crystals “Uptown” charted and became their only single featuring six members as La La Brooks joined to replace pregnant Merna Girard who held on long enough to record at the session.
“No, Not Much” The Four Lads #4 1956
“Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You” Connie Francis #1 1962
Al Goodman (Ray, Goodman & Brown) 1947