MARCH 16: The Daily Flashback
1850: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, “The Scarlet Letter,” was published.
1968: Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” became the first-ever posthumous No. 1 hit.
1979: Twisted Sister became the first band to sell out New York City’s Palladium without ever releasing a record. The band did not sign a record deal until three years later.
1991: Seven members of Reba McEntire’s band and her road manager were killed when their private plane crashed near California’s border with Mexico. McEntire was on a separate plane.
1999: The Recording Industry Association of America presented the first Diamond Awards for albums and singles that have sold 10 million copies or more.
2002: Liza Minnelli took her fourth trip down the aisle when she married promoter David Gest in New York. Michael Jackson served as best man and Elizabeth Taylor was matron of honor.
2017: Ray Davies was knighted for services to the arts by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
1906: Henny Youngman
1927: Ruby Braff
1930: Tommy Flanagan
1936: Fred Neil
1940: Bernardo Bertolucci
1942: Jerry Jeff Walker
1951: Ray Benson
1954: Nancy Wilson (Heart)
1959: Flava Flav
1964: Patty Griffin
1970: Tammi Terrell
1975: T-Bone Walker
2016: Frank Sinatra Jr.