Today In Music, March 7th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Friday 7th March):


1946. Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) born Peter Blankfield in New York.

In The Theatre

1967. William Gaskell, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre in London, announces that he has cast Marianne Faithfull to play one of the sisters in Chekov’s “The Three Sisters” which opens on April 18th. She’ll be playing alongside Glenda Jackson and Avril Elgar.

In Court

1967. Actress Sandra Dee, 24, is granted a divorce from Bobby Darin on the grounds of mental cruelty. She told the court that Darin “woke up one morning and didn’t want to be married anymore”. The 30 year old singer then packed his bags and moved out of the couple’s home.

In Hospital

1973. John Hammond, the CBS executive creditted with “discovering” Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen has his third heart attack at a showcase for Bruce at Max’s Kansas City club in New York.

On Television

1966. Hullabaloo (NBC, U.S.A.) Host: Pat Boone. Guests: The Turtles, Donovan, The Womenfolk, Nancy Ames.


1995. Producer Dave Jordan dies of a heart attack in a Paris hotel. He started as an engineer in the seventies working for act like Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones and went on to produce The Specials and The Pogues.

Music Paper From Today

New Musical Express from 7th March 1970. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 

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