MARCH 14: The Daily Flashback
1958: Perry Como’s “Catch a Falling Star” was certified as the first gold single for sales of a million copies.
1964: Billboard magazine reported that Beatles records make up 60% of all singles sold.
1965: Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS’ “Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Downtown” and “I Know a Place.”
1972: California Governor Ronald Reagan granted a pardon to Merle Haggard, absolving him of his 1957 burglary that sent him to prison for three years.
1977: Heart released their album, Little Queen, featuring the song “Barracuda.”
1989: De La Soul released their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising.
1998: Jo Dee Messina made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
1912: Les Brown
1933: Quincy Jones
1934: Shirley Scott
1945: Michael Martin Murphey
1950: Rick Dees
1991: Doc Pomus
2011: Big Jack Johnson