MARCH 15: The Daily Flashback
1945: Billboard magazine published its first Top Albums chart. The Nat King Cole Trio was No. 1.
1955: Fats Domino recorded “Ain’t That a Shame” at Master Recorders in Los Angeles.
1956: The musical “My Fair Lady” opened on Broadway.
1964: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were married… the first time.
1966: At the Grammy Awards, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass took home Record of the Year for “A Taste of Honey.” Frank Sinatra wons Album of the Year for September of My Years, and Tom Jones won Best New Artist.
1976: Kiss’ album “Destroyer” was released.
1982: The Songwriters Hall Of Fame, formed in 1969, finally inducted Bob Dylan.
1988: Mick Jagger made his first solo appearance on stage at Osakajo Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan.
1999: Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Paul McCartney, the Staple Singers, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2010: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2010 – ABBA, Jimmy Cliff, Genesis, The Hollies, The Stooges – are inducted at the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
1912: Lightnin Hopkins
1916: Harry James
1919: George Avakian
1931: D.J. Fontana
1932: Arif Mardin
1933: Cecil Taylor
1940: Phil Lesh
1941: Mike Love
1944: Sly Stone
1947: Ry Cooder
1953: Dee Snider
1962: Terence Trent D’Arby
1963: Bret Michaels
1968: Mark McGrath
2014: Scott Asheton