Today In Music History: 03/31/17

Happy Birthday to the axeman from AC/DC, Angus Young, he is 62 and the legendary Herb Alpert is 82.


Chuck Berry released the single “Johnny B. Goode,” on this day in 1958.

On this day in 1968, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles sang a medley of their hits on “The Ed Sullivan Show.

The official Beatles Fan Club disbanded on this day in 1972.

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It was on this day in 1982 that the Doobie Brothers announced their break-up after 12 years of performing together. The band re-formed for a benefit concert in 1987 and began touring again in 1989.

MTV added Michael Jackson’s  “Beat It” to its schedule, on this day in 1983, the first video by a black artist to be played on MTV.

Prince released “Sign O’ The Times” on this day in 1987.

Let’s jump to 1994 and the infamous Madonna visit to “The Late Show With David Letterman.” The network had to delete 13 offending words from the audio track before the show aired. She also handed Dave a pair of her panties.

After working in Texas I became a fan of the singer Selena. It was on this day in 1995, that the 23-year-old singer was killed by the former president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar, who was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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