MARCH 7: The Daily Flashback

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1899: The first international radio transmission between England and France was achieved by the Italian inventor G. Marconi.
1958: Stereo albums were introduced.
1979: Eric Clapton married George Harrison’s ex-wife Pattie, who is the subject of the song “Layla.” Harrison attended the wedding and remained friends with Clapton.
1986: Sammy Hagar played his first show as lead singer of Van Halen.
1987: U2 played a rooftop concert in Los Angeles to film their video for “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
1995: Tupac Shakur’s “Me Against the World” made him the first rap artist to debut at No. 1 on the charts while in jail for sexual assault.
2006: Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

BIRTHDAYS
1892: Ferde Grofe
1924: Sarah Vaughan
1927: Mstislav Rostropovich
1950: Tony Banks
1963: Quentin Tarantino
1970: Mariah Carey

DEATHS
1993: Clifford Jordan
2000: Ian Dury

1 Comment
  1. Rudy says

    Aw, Nipper Town, don’t you know it’s Peter Wolf’s birthday today as well?

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