Music History for

March 14


1681 - Composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born.

1804 - Composer Johann I Strauss was born.

1955 - Elvis Presley was interviewed by Jimmy Dean on Jimmy's television show.
Today in Elvis History

1956 - The movie "Rock Around the Clock" (with Bill Haley) made its premiere in Washington, DC.

1958 - Perry Como's "Catch A Falling Star" was certified as the first gold single.

1960 - Sam Cooke began his first tour of the West Indies.

1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their first British single, "How Do You Do It."

1963 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) was fined 60 pounds for evading British customs with a German guitar.

1965 - Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS' "Ed Sullivan Show."

1977 - The Heart album "Little Queen" was released. It contained the song "Barracuda."

1980 - Quincy Jones got a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1981 - Eric Clapton was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, after a serious attack of bleeding ulcers. Clapton cancelled a 60-date tour of the U.S.

1992 - Farm Aid was attended by about 40,000 people in Irving, TX.

1995 - Prince released the single "Purple Medley."
Today in Prince History

1998 - Ray Charles made his first solo performance in 53 years on the television shopping network QVC.

1998 - Jo Dee Messina made her Grand Ole Opry debut.

1999 - Marilyn Manson injured his ankle during a show in Inglewood, CA.

2003 - Israel "Cachao" Lopez received the 2,219th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.