Friday 15th March 2013

1972, DJ Robert W. Morgan played the Donny Osmond version of ‘Puppy Love’ for 90 minutes on the radio station KHJ in Los Angeles. LAPD mistakenly raided the station studios after receiving numerous calls from listeners, confused, the officers left without making any arrests.

1973, Roberta Flack was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ and Elton John had the No.1 album with ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’.

1988, Mick Jagger opened his first ever solo tour, his first ever performances in Japan and his first full concerts since 1982, with three shows at Osaka’s Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. The show is mostly made up of Rolling Stones songs, including songs not performed for a long time, including Bitch, Gimmie Shelter, Ruby Tuesday and Sympathy For The Devil as well as The Jimi Hendrix song Foxy Lady.

born today

1941- Mike Love, vocals, The Beach Boys,
1944 – Sly Stone, vocals, guitar, keyboards, Sly and the Family Stone
1947 – Ry Cooder, guitarist,
1962 –  Terence Trent D’arby
1964 – Rockwell, (Kennedy Gordy), 1984 US No 2 & UK No.6 single, ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’. Rockwell is the son of Motown records boss Berry Gordy
1975 – Will.i.am, Black Eyed Peas

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