Today In Music, March 3rd

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Monday 3rd March):


1954. Merrick (Adam And The Ants) born Chris Hughes in London, England.

On Tour

1967. The Animals refuse to go onstage at a concert in Ottawa, Canada unless they are paid in advance. Their no-show prompts the 3,000 strong crowd to riot causing $ 5,000 worth of damage.

On His Way Home


1960. Elvis Presley sets foot on British soil for the only time during a stop-over at Prestwick Airport, in Scotland, on his return from two years army service in Germany. For more pictures and the full story, click here.

In Hospital

1999. Britney Spears undergoes arthroscopic surgey on her knee at a hospital in New Orleans. The operation which was carried out by Dr. Tim Finney, removed a piece of torn cartilage damaged in February during rehearsals for a video shoot.

On Television

1973. American Bandstand (U.S.A.) featuring Hurricane Smith performing, “Oh Babe What Would You Say” and “Who Was It?”

In Court

1997. An inquest into the death of Hank Marvin‘s son hears that the 35 year old died from lobar pneumonia in a Y.M.C.A. hostel on January 6th. The hearing, at Hornsey Coroner’s Court, is told how Dean Marvin, the eldest son of The Shadow’s guitarist and godson of Cliff Richard, was found by police, fully clothed on a bed, in his room at the hostel. The Coroner, Dr. William Dolman, recorded a verdict of death by natural causes. No members of the Marvin family or any friends were in attendance. It’s understood that Dean hadn’t seen his father for more than 10 years.

Music Paper From Today

Sounds from 3rd March 1979. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 

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