MARCH 20: The Daily Flashback


Marcia Ball
Happy birthday, Marcia Ball

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

1908: In New York, Beethoven’s opera Fidelio opened at the Metropolitan Opera.
1948: Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra were featured in the first televised symphonic concert.
1963: The first “Pop Art” exhibition opened in New York City.
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar.
1976: Alice Cooper was married to Sheryl Goddard, a 19-year-old dance instructor who had performed on his Welcome to My Nightmare tour.
1977: The final T. Rex concert took place.
1984: The Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantom married Britt Ekland.
1997: Yanni became the first western artist to play a concert at the Taj Mahal.
2015: The series finale of “Glee” aired on FOX-TV.

1828: Henrik Ibsen
1920: Marian McPartland
1928: Fred “Mr.” Rogers
1937: Jerry Reed
1950: Carl Palmer
1951: Jimmie Vaughn
1949: Marcia Ball
1957: Sara Ayers
1961: Slim Jim Phantom
1976: Chester Bennington

1988: Gil Evans

  1. Rudy says

    SPELL CHECK ALERT: It’s Jimmie Vaughan, not Jimmy Vaughn!

  2. Rudy says

    And Marcia Ball was born in 1949.

  3. Mark Hudson says

    Not to be ungentlemanly regarding age but Marcia Ball is actually celebrating her 70th birthday with a big bash in Austin this coming weekend.

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