Today In Music History: 03/03/17

Happy Birthday Florida and all the great musicians this state has produced. Tone Lōc is 51 today and Jennifer Warnes, who has three academy awards for songs from movies, is 70.

Elvis Presley, newly discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, arrived by plane at Fort Dix, New Jersey on this day in 1960.

 (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Let’s jump to 1974, when Johnny Cash appeared on an episode of “Columbo.”

On this day in 1984, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” became the first album to spawn seven Billboard Top Ten singles when the title track reached #4.

George Strait played the last concert ever held at the Astrodome on this day in 2002.

In honor of U2’s appearance every night for a week on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed part of 53rd Street near the Letterman studio in Midtown Manhattan U2 Way. That happened on this day in 2009.

Sad news from this day in 2012. Guitarist Ronnie Montrose committed suicide. He was 64.


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